Jet Engines Aren’t Silver

Far from it. Actually, after studying these excellent pictures sent to me by my new friend Steve Baker, I am beginning to think jet engines are almost every colour EXCEPT silver! This is the Pratt & Whitney J58 and these engines are found on the SR-71 Blackbird. I am currently building Revell's obscenely large 1/48... 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 →

The Tomcat Build is Complete

I have just finished the fourth and final build video for the 1/48 Tamiya Tomcat. This one was about painting and finishing this fantastic model. The video provides tips on soft edge masking, a great Tamiya acrylic mix for Light Gull Grey and a tip on safely masking over decals: Post It Notes! To see... 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 →

Tips and Tricks for Jet Cockpits

I am more of a Second World War prop airplane builder but I sometimes dabble where I am not supposed to. I have recently started a build of the lauded 1/48 Tamiya Tomcat. Unfortunately, most of my Cockpit Finishing Techniques had to be thrown out of the window. That is not necessarily a bad thing... Continue Reading →

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