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 […]Read More 1/48 Hasegawa A6M2 Zero Build
Ask any armor modeler and they will tell you: Armor models look far better on a base. Any kind of base – from a simple piece of stained wood all the way to a fully scenic miniature field or forest. Take a tour of any contest and you will see the majority of armor models […]Read More I’m All About The Base – But What works?
No matter what your intentions are, no matter how much you promise you will never become one of “those guys”; At some point you end up with a shelf queen. For those who are lucky enough (or deluded enough) to not know what a shelf queen is, the term is a derivative of “Hangar Queen” in […]Read More Finish Your Damn Shelf Queens!
Sure the big draw in our hobby would be the Pima Air and Space museum in Tucson – but if you are in the Valley of the Sun, you really should make your way over to the Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum. It has a great collection stuffed into two hangars. And for those who like […]Read More Two Visits to the Commemorative Air Force Museum (Mesa AZ)
Most of the modelers in my area, if they are interested in WW2 subjects, are focused on producing scores and scores of grey mottled aircraft. Others like RAF roundels on delicate and somewhat homely planes. Sure, as a kid, tried my hand at a Spitfire, a 109 and a 190. But there was no ‘draw’ […]Read More Enough Luft love! Embrace the Pacific War!
The Chance Vought F4U-1D Corsair is a fighter-bomber developed from the earlier F4U-1 Corsair. Some have said that the -1D was the high point of the Corsair’s development as a true fighter bomber. It certainly perfected the Corsair design as it was used in World War 2. It enjoyed a storied career in the US […]Read More Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1D Corsair Build Review
I am no different than most scale modelers. I got into models as a kid, put them away, and then sometime later (after school, work and wedding) I got the bug to build again. I got back into the hobby sometime in 2007 with a 1/48 Tamiya F4U-1A and my inspiration came from the internet […]Read More 2018 IPMS Nationals Show Report (Phoenix AZ)