As I said in a previous post, I spent a lot of time building and finishing models in my previous hobby room. I thought saying goodbye to the old model space would be the tough part. Not even close. It was the act of moving and unpacking, that was the tough part. And pretty much... Continue Reading →
Modeling for a Buck or Two
It's already spring and this year I think I have read some 834 posts stating that the prices of this hobby are 'getting out of hand'. Or, that prices of kits, prices of paints, prices of shipping kits and paints...pretty much everything related to gluing and painting styrene has 'sky-rocketed'. But, let me ask: Is... Continue Reading →
Goodbye, Old Friend
This is my model workshop. Model studio if you like. I built it some 13 years ago when we finished the basement. This was long before Model Airplane Maker was ever a thing and years before the little intern came along. Long before I even knew about the 'social' side of model making. Long before... Continue Reading →
Scale Model Soup Steven Is Purging
Two reblogs in one month? This is not like me. Then again, if someone has written something that I enjoy and I can comment about, then why not? I've been following Scale Model Soup for years. Steven posts about builds, shows, and some very clever thoughts about the hobby. My favorite posts of his are... Continue Reading →
It’s ok to Suck
"Embrace the Suck" is a term I've heard many times in 'other-than-scale-model' settings. It was definitely a saying back when I spent hours and hours sucking wind on my mountain bike. One season, many years ago, I set out to get better and faster. I really wanted to stop walking the bike up steep rocky... Continue Reading →
The Insecure Express to Jerktown
True story: Years ago I was inspired to build a boat. I know, I know... but it was a wild time in my life. You see, I had recently come home from the perfect Hawaiian vacation. So maybe this whole boat thing was a result of my wonderful day doing the Pearl Harbor tour which... Continue Reading →
The 2023 Dream Kit List!
After I stifle that last turkey burp and toss that 'ol tree out on the snowbank, my thoughts usually turn to figuring out which day of the week it is. But soon after that, I start to ponder what kits I'd like to see in the future. Now, I know that the rumor mill has... Continue Reading →
And that was 2022
Wow. It seems as though I just posted the 2021 send-off and I'm already doing another one. This has been a very fast year. That usually means I have been busy and in the case of 2022, yes, things were busy. Let's get the obvious out of the way. By every account, this year was... Continue Reading →
Model Airplane Maker brought to you Live!
Ok... brought to you pre-recorded with the boys over on the Scale Model Podcast. Last week they invited me to the show to talk about the "Let's Get Pacific Group Build" (all are still welcome to join), some things that I have been working on as well as a few things that I have cooking... Continue Reading →
Wanna Group Build?
Then why not join the first ever Model Airplane Makers Group Build: Let's Get Pacific! This one is hosted on facebook and is open to anyone who wants to build Pacific Theatre aircraft. Full details: Location: Let's Get Pacific Group Build Dates: December 1, 2022 all the way to May 30, 2023 Subject: Anything that... Continue Reading →