Everyone has one great model

Bill Chappell owns my local hobby shop. He's an affable guy capable of dishing one-liners with the best of them. He loves a good story and a good laugh and he has been feeding my scale model addiction for years. I imagine he has seen every kind of builder pass through his store. From someone... Continue Reading →

HeritageCon 2022: The Triumphant Return

After an unfortunate hiatus due to factors beyond anyone's control, March 27, 2022 saw the triumphant return of HeritageCon at the unique and wonderful Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum on a cool windy day in Hamilton Ontario. For those who don't know, HeritageCon is the annual scale model show and contest hosted by IPMS Hamilton Scale Modelers. They bill this... Continue Reading →

Validation

As they usually do, this moment of clarity happened immediately after getting knocked back into reality. Not in a figurative sense either; I was hit by a grocery cart for the second time that morning. It was the eve of Christmas Eve. Or is that Christmas Eve Eve? This past year I put off the... Continue Reading →

Hesitation

Originally this post was going to be called "Bucket List Builds". I did not want to be so dramatic with that title, but the intent was to list off the kits and projects that I want to eventually complete. These builds are long term hobby goals. I am sure we all have similar long term... Continue Reading →

Is Lego A Gateway Drug?

I can remember specific toys I played with way back in the day. There was the Star Wars X Wing fighter I got one Christmas. I can also specifically remember opening up a Galaxian video game that looked like a mini arcade machine. But the big one that comes to mind was a Lego spaceship.... Continue Reading →

Looks Good In The Box!

Ah the 'Open Box Review' or as I like to call them: "Looks Good in the Box!" I'm sorry, and with all due respect to all of those internet scale model titans and those who have come before me with these things. But, come on now. Is there anything less useful than an open box... Continue Reading →

The 2022 Dream Kit List!

Oh yes boys and girls, it's January! And January means 'Kit Wish Time!" Oh how I love kit wish time. No longer is it foolish to dream big. These days it seems we can almost think of the most esoteric subject, or the most popular, done to death subject and bam, 2 months later the... Continue Reading →

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