If Dayton isn’t the birthplace of aviation, it is certainly the nursery. The Wright brothers developed their 1903 flyer in Dayton and continued flying in Dayton between 1904 and 1910. The US Army also conducted its own early flying at nearby McCook Field during and after World War I. Its fitting that the USAF chose […]Read More A Visit to the United States Airforce Museum
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 […]Read More 2019 WrightCon Show
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 […]Read More Whether to Weather?
Ever take over a model and rescue it? I bought this one started from a friend who lost track of how he acquired it. My guess is that it was part of a collection of models he picked up as an IPMS club president. I generally shy away from these projects because there is usually […]Read More 1/48 Tamiya G4M1 Betty – A Rescue Build
Should I begin by saying the most awesome airplane that ever was is the Corsair? Sure there are those who would quickly disagree with me and cite all sorts of hard data and common knowledge – but those people are wrong. This is a very quick and dirty guide to modeling one or more of […]Read More The Quick and Dirty Guide to Modeling the Corsair in US service
An Apache?!? This one has been a long time coming because I have always been inspired to build an Apache. The inspiration came from my days of “flying” it in Gunship – a Microprose Flight Simulator. This was my first taste of a flight sim and I played the hell out of it. No, it was […]Read More 1/48 Hasegawa AH-64D Apache Build
Do we finally have a Corsair -4 worth building? In the wonderful world of 1/48 models – when it comes to Corsairs there are two alternatives: Tamiya and Hasegawa. These two seem to have split the variants simply. Tamiya has all the early war Corsairs while Hasegawa has the late war and post war variants. […]Read More 1/48 Hobby Boss F4U-4 Corsair (early version) Build