I’ve uploaded a video with a demonstration of how I make my own paint masks for Japanese aircraft. With the right tools (ie good tape and sharp blades) masks can be made very easily and with complete control. The result are markings that perfectly conform to every surface, panel line and rivet without the need […]Read More Painting Japanese Aircraft Markings Now on YouTube
In my “Are we Builders or Finishers” article I discussed a lot of things about model kits of today vs. those of the past. For the most part, today’s kits are well engineered and will provide for a trouble free build with little to correct. We can gleefully put these kits together quickly and end […]Read More Break out those bell bottoms, heeled boots and earth tones, we’re going old school.
It’s January! So it is that time of year again in this platinum era of scale models: Wish time! I’d like to think all the manufacturers subscribe to my blog, wait longingly for this annual top 5 list and duly note my wishes because I have been fairly reasonable with my asks. It’s not like […]Read More 2021 Dream Kit List
I have been a ‘consumer’ of scale model related videos on YouTube for some years now. Some are great and some need work but all required some effort to get finished and published to the masses. I have been thinking about doing some how-to videos for a while. It only took a global pandemic and […]Read More Model Airplane Maker… now on YouTube