Since getting back into the hobby around 2007 I have constantly heard about it’s impending demise. There are a variety of reasons given and they seem to recycle a few times a year on modeling forums, facebook or in casual conversation at the local hobby shop (or LHS). Just picture this guy saying one of […]Read More We are in the Diamond Encrusted Platinum Age of Scale Models
Its the end of the year and the holidays are now upon us. What better way to sit and anticipate the season of receiving than to scroll down a blog entry about model stashes? And if there is one surefire way to get views and responses on a forum then just invite people to post […]Read More Stash Porn!
Small, sleek, nimble and for a while during the first half of the Pacific War the Zero was deadly. While the Japanese Army Air Force seemed to constantly be looking for new models for a variety of tasks, the Navy stuck to this airframe and squeezed every ounce of performance out of it. By the […]Read More 1/48 Hasegawa A6M2 Zero Build
Ask any armor modeler and they will tell you: Armor models look far better on a base. Any kind of base – from a simple piece of stained wood all the way to a fully scenic miniature field or forest. Take a tour of any contest and you will see the majority of armor models […]Read More I’m All About The Base – But What works?
No matter what your intentions are, no matter how much you promise you will never become one of “those guys”; At some point you end up with a shelf queen. For those who are lucky enough (or deluded enough) to not know what a shelf queen is, the term is a derivative of “Hangar Queen” in […]Read More Finish Your Damn Shelf Queens!
Sure the big draw in our hobby would be the Pima Air and Space museum in Tucson – but if you are in the Valley of the Sun, you really should make your way over to the Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum. It has a great collection stuffed into two hangars. And for those who like […]Read More Two Visits to the Commemorative Air Force Museum (Mesa AZ)
Most of the modelers in my area, if they are interested in WW2 subjects, are focused on producing scores and scores of grey mottled aircraft. Others like RAF roundels on delicate and somewhat homely planes. Sure, as a kid, tried my hand at a Spitfire, a 109 and a 190. But there was no ‘draw’ […]Read More Enough Luft love! Embrace the Pacific War!