The 2020 Dream Kit List

Happy 2020 to you all!  I am currently completing a big kit that I hope to write about before the end of the month.  But before I get to that finish line, the first week of January is as good a time as any to break out another “Top 5” wish list. Last year’s Top […]

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The Quick and Dirty Guide to Modelling the F4U Corsair in “Foreign” Service

I have previously published a quick and dirty guide to modeling the many US variants of the Corsair in 1/48 scale.  In that last guide I detailed the differences between the variants as they were developed.   Instead of repeating that information, this guide will have a bit more information about the story behind the use […]

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My Hasegawa Ki-45 Nick in FSM

I’ve written an “Airbrushing and Finishing” feature for Finescale Modeler magazine about my Little Nick. As I described in a previous post, I added most of a resin cockpit, scratch built the engines and gear bays and added other details.   I then painted the model, including the markings, with Tamiya acrylics. You can read about the […]

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2019 IPMS Ottawa CapCon Show

Held on September 28, 2019 at the unique and wonderful Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, Ontario, CapCon is the bi-annual scale model show and contest hosted by IPMS Ottawa. It’s Been Ten Years?!?!? CapCon is the first contest I ever went to (2007) and the first contest I ever entered (2009).  I still remember being a […]

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