Stall Warning

The dreaded shelf queen.  I’ve written about what to do with models that end up half built on a shelf.  I’m now thinking about what causes the stall.  I have some thoughts about that.  But let’s start with my biggest stall yet:  The HK B-17G. It started out great – the model was big and […]

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Back to Base-ics

I have written previously about model bases for aircraft.  I am still toying with the idea about designing and building bases that include graphics and information but in the meantime I decided to experiment with some round bases with some basic ground cover. There are a few options for round bases.  One is a milled […]

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2019 WrightCon Show

Dayton Ohio: Birthplace of aviation; home of the USAF museum and on the weekend of April 5-6 2019, the location of WrightCon, an IPMS Region IV show.  Yes, Dayton is a bit of a hike for me, but given the fact that the USAF Museum is was on my bucket list, I had some annual […]

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Whether to Weather?

Tough question.  If there is a trend in the hobby related to finishing models, I’d say we are definitely in the weathering era.  We are way past basic drybrushing, oil pin washes and pastel powders on our models.  There has never been a time when so many purpose designed weathering products have been available.  Moreover and […]

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