1/72 Hasegawa Ki-45 Nick

When I decided to go to the 2018 Nationals, I wanted to compete and not make a fool of myself.  I figured the only way I could safely bring a model with me was as a carry-on.  That meant something small that could be protected in a small box; something that could easily fit into […]

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Modeling Radial Engines

I believe one of the more interesting parts of World War 2 airplanes is the engine.   In terms of visual impact, the kit engine is one part of a model where it is worth the time to improve – especially if it is a radial engine.  It is also one of the easiest ways of “improving” model […]

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Stall Warning

The dreaded shelf queen.  I’ve written about what to do with models that end up half built on a shelf.  I’m now thinking about what causes the stall.  I have some thoughts about that.  But let’s start with my biggest stall yet:  The HK B-17G. It started out great – the model was big and […]

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1/48 Hasegawa A6M2 Zero Build

Small, sleek, nimble and for a while during the first half of the Pacific War the Zero was deadly.  While the Japanese Army Air Force seemed to constantly be looking for new models for a variety of tasks, the Navy stuck to this airframe and squeezed every ounce of performance out of it.  By the […]

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