Whether we are pre-shading panel lines, post shading, black basing, dot filtering, mottling or marbling, the goal is to find a way to weather or distress the paint finish and otherwise to bring some interest to the surface of the model. When I first got back into the hobby (circa 2007) the finishing technique that […]Read More Paint “Marbling” Now On YouTube
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 like model contests and shows. I go to them all the time and I had plans to attend a few in 2020. We all know what happened to those shows. If you remember, there were some hold outs in the spring. Some announced a postponement instead of cancellation. Breath was held and fingers were […]Read More I actually attended a 2020 Model Contest
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 […]Read More Bargain Adventures!
A Little History Lockheed began developing the P-38 Lightning in 1937 and in January 1939 the prototype made its maiden flight. The Lightning was a unique looking aircraft with tricycle landing gear, twin booms and a central pod bristling with guns. It had two 1600HP liquid cooled engines and fully loaded it weighed some 10 […]Read More 1/48 Tamiya P-38 Lightning – My Miss Virginia