Bargain Adventures!

A natural offshoot of the hobby of building models is the hobby of collecting stashing models. If collecting railroad themed plates, beanie babies or used '8 bit' game systems are considered legitimate hobbies, then I say that maintaining an impressive stash is just as legitimate. It really doesn't take long for most of us to... Continue Reading →

1/48 A2N3 Biplane Fighter by AB&K

When it comes to building models I think most of us strive to develop the skills that will get us consistent results with few surprises along the way. The idea being that consistency will lead to a lot of successfully completed models on the shelf. But it can also lead to that feeling of rinse... Continue Reading →

Fool Me Once

Last year I wrote a post about the expensive kit myth where I compared prices of kits from over 30 years ago.  The summary was that the comparison is very difficult because the kits from today are entirely different products from years ago.  As a bit of an update, I came across a very interesting... Continue Reading →

Next Level Builds

Here is where I am: Competent model building and painting and when the stars align, I might get a result worthy of the display case and a competitive contest entry.  I can confidently say given enough time and interest in a subject; I can tame almost any kit. Which is a good thing because I... Continue Reading →

Are we builders or finishers?

I have to admit: this post has been one of the harder ones to write (and to find images for).  The content is not controversial but I am trying to make a comparison which is difficult to support with data.  That said, in no way is this post meant to be a declaration of a... Continue Reading →

1/48 Hasegawa RF-86 Haymaker

In the Spring of 2019 I made the trip to Dayton Ohio in order to attend WrightCon and to visit the Museum of the United States Airforce.  My collective 6+ hours in the museum felt incredibly rushed because there is simply too much to look at.  The report of my USAF Museum visit also seems... Continue Reading →

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