build-log

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

On the Go at the Mo’

Hey gang, In the interest of increasing audience participation I want to open up another poll of sorts on the site. I currently have to classic kits on the go; Tamiya’s 1970s era A6M2 Zero, in 1/48, and Smer’s Mig-17, also in 1/48. The Zero may be done as soon as this coming weekend and […]

Runaway modeling

No, not runway modeling, runaway modeling. I’m one of the lucky ones. I have a fairly comfortable life, with a good job, a good wife, a healthy social life, and many interests and activities outside of gluing plastic. But I do have a propensity to blow huge chunks of time at the work bench (and […]

What to Do with a Bad Kit Part III

Welcome back readers (both of you) to the final installment of the IL-2N build. In this section I’ll discuss briefly how I created the final details on the kit before it was painted. The main feature of this model was the A/I radar. I wanted something resembling the wing mounted units on US Navy nightfighters […]