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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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