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I’ve noticed that I have had a lot of new visitors to this Blog, visitors that seem to be enjoying the silliness that I post and perhaps want to keep visiting without me having to post prompts elsewhere. Well, here’s a quick guide to what to do if you’d like to see regular updates and you have an email account. Continue reading

Why choice and distractions are bad…For me.

The more I have the less I do – it’s just a fact of life and I hate it…

“Cluttering my workshop with kits that are not going to be built, or paints that I’m not going to use is akin to my wife wandering in and asking if I fancy going to the pictures or for a pint – just too much to ignore”

I’m currently in the process of designing a new workshop. The Shed, as mine has now become known, is falling to pieces and is in desperate need of a rebuild. That being so, I’ve spent the last few months trying to design a new structure that I can use for work, with all of the necessary fixtures and fittings that I can both use for building models and creating the films that some of you — hopefully — enjoy from my YouTube channel. What that means at the moment is that I’m cramming work in to my schedule so that when it’s demolished, I still have builds banked that can then be used in Model Airplane International. As a result of this enforced upturn in completions, my workshop looks like a bomb site and it’s driving me insaneContinue reading

On holiday!

And with that, I am now officially on holiday until the 3rd of August. The workshop is locked, the computer off and my office, shut away. No more modelling, writing or filming for the next week or so!
Now I’m sure that many of you are more than happy to with this break in my nonsense, but even so, I’d like to thank everyone for their help this year and also to those of you that have taken an interest in what I have built, written and filmed. It’s very much appreciated! 
So that’s me on holiday – I’m off for a pint! See you when I get back! 😎

Kittyhawk 1:48 Fitter – all wrapped up…

After three month’s of work, videos and now a full-blown article, this build is finally at an end!

“Opinions vary wildly on this kit. Many feel it to be utter rubbish, others really liking it and many (the silent majority) no doubt falling smack bang in the middle. Me, I like it. I felt that they were no more difficult to overcome than many other kits I’ve built over the years”

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Tamiya F4U-1D – A Video Review…

Following on from my earlier video this week during which I discussed the new Tamiya Corsair – amongst other things – I’ve created a new one that takes a more detailed look at the -1D kit and the new parts that you can expect to see in the box when the kit is released. Hopefully, this will provide a more detailed overview and be more entertaining to watch than the rather breathless film that I put together on Tuesday!

I hope you like it! 🙂

 

New YouTube video, Online…

Tamiya 1:32 Corsair and other nonsense…

 Afternoon!
 
Well, the brand-new Tamiya 1:32 F4U-1D turned up this morning, so before I send it out to one of my authors to build, I thought it would be good to take a very quick look at it, along with a few other brand-new kits that we are dealing with at the moment. So here’s a rather breathless video that I filmed this afternoon before the heavens opened! Oh and the little moth that spent much of the video sat on my shoulder, says hi! 🙂

 

 

Not everything can be suitable for beginners…

If you want to build a new kit but your skills aren’t up to it, perhaps that kit is not for you…

“It’s as though I and modellers like me, belong to the modelling equivalent of the Illuminati, where classified ideas and secret handshakes are as much a part of taking a look at a kit, as you know, sticking together the pieces and painting the results”

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Restoring A Verlinden Classic

Like an ‘Old Master’ languishing in a store room, this M1 Abrams deserved a second lease of life…

“I know that to many this is only an old plastic model kit, but I really feel that I have a sense of duty to bring it back to life, this model being part of the history and fabric of what we all enjoy, today.”

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