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Academy F-4B in Progress

Ever since I’ve finished the IL-2 kits last month, I’ve been opening and closing boxes, but just haven’t felt inspired to work on anything. Then about three weeks ago I pulled out the Academy F-4B that I began working on earlier this year. Its been a slow going, very careful project, but its just what […]

Sprue Cutters Union #15: Outstanding Models

I missed last week’s entry on account of lack of time to formulate a well thought out response, but I hope this week’s Sprue Cutters Union topic generates interest amongst readers.  This week’s question is simple: what makes an outstanding model? The answer is not so simple however. Having read the other union members’ replies, […]

Jet bottom blues

Modeling modern military aircraft is not all “spray it with gray, and call it a day”. I actually don’t build that many jets because I find some aspects of their construction to be tedious and frustrating.  This largely is due to the number of parts that need to be added after the model is painted. […]

Sprue Cutter’s Union #13: Preparation

Jon B., over at the http://thecombatworkshop.blogspot.com/ has introduced a fun shared feature, where various modeling bloggers participate in a weekly discussion/shared topic. This is the first one I am participating in. Check out his site, and the links therein to see what the previous discussions were about. Some of them are pretty interesting. The topic […]

Revell’s P-26 with a twist.

Hello dear readers (and deer readers), I’m going to go ahead and pretend it hasn’t been 2+ years since my previous update and just jump right into a new topic. Tonight I have started work on Revell’s P-26 Peashooter. Its an elderly kit and is way short on detail. But like many kits of the […]

Revell Fokker D.VII

Ok, so its been a good while since I actually posted any modeling content on here. That’s because I wasn’t building any “classic” kits I guess. Just a few days ago I found a 1/72 scale Revell Fokker D.VII at a flea market for less than $1.00. I couldn’t say no. The kit is 1960s […]

2011, The Year of Indecision

Last day of the year, and it was a difficult one. A few things happened in real life this year which were less than pleasant. I won’t go into detail, but I will point out how the models I was working on while going through these events strongly remind me of what I felt at […]