Cold weather is a great excuse to take the little one to the air museum. No matter how many times I go there, I always find something interesting and last time was no different. I found this gem on the bookshelf in the kiddie drawing & reading room: “Model Planes For Beginners” was first printed […]Read More Model Kits that broke the Internets!
Originally posted on OTTAWA REWIND:
Once Upon A Time in Ottawood, our skies above the capital were abuzz with the sound of Rolls Royce Merlin engines, purring from the fuselages of the graceful and iconic WW2 fighter, the P-51 Mustang. After the war, Canada purchased a total of 150 Mustang P-51Ds from the United States…
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 […]Read More The 2020 Dream Kit List
There was a post at the end of 2018 but back then Model Airplane Maker was only a few months old at the time. So I am not sure it counted. This time, the site has more than a year under its belt and there is a lot more to say. Speaking of which, I […]Read More My first real year-end post
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 […]Read More The Quick and Dirty Guide to Modelling the F4U Corsair in “Foreign” Service
The only time I visited the The National Air Force Museum of Canada was when I did a weekend wine tour in Prince Edward County with my wife some years ago. Admittedly, that holiday was “pre-kid” and the wine was good so I don’t recall most of the details. However, Prince Edward County is beautiful […]Read More A Visit to the National Air Force Museum of Canada in Trenton Ontario
Most people spring clean. I do too but I get the most cleaning done in the fall. And by cleaning I mean purging. The rule I have adopted is “if I have not touched it in 2 years, then out it goes.” But there are a few exceptions: Stuff that doesn’t actually belong to me […]Read More Remember Model Ads in Comic Books?
It seems a bit silly to be discussing the virtues of Social Media & scale models in a WordPress blog post. Has Social Media hit scale modeling? Of course it has. Has this been a good thing? Of course it has – even if there are some downsides. I believe one of the biggest changes in this […]Read More A Model Maker Revival: Scale Models and Social Media
We hear a lot about the demise of the hobby and certainly the demise of the brick and mortar hobby shop. Of course the internet, China, Japan, video games, expensive kits, lack of youth interest, the economy, oil prices, and the way the winds are blowing that day are a few the many reasons for […]Read More Hobby Stores Bucking the Trend – The Hobby Centre (Ottawa, Ontario)
I love pretty much anything aviation related. I love seeing airplanes, reading about them, building models of them and for a short while – actually flying them. And when it comes to seeing actual planes, I really enjoy visiting aviation oriented museums. I have featured several aviation museum visits on Model Airplane Maker: A Visit […]Read More Finding Inspiration: A Visit to the Canada Aviation & Space Museum