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 insane… Continue reading
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! 😎
I’ve created a little beginner’s video on the use of liquid glue. This is in reaction to a few questions that I’ve seen recently, questions that I think many of us would have asked when we were starting out.
I hope that you like it! 🙂
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”
Do you actually enjoy building models, or to just enjoy the results?
“When I sit back and look at a model that I know that I’ve built and painted to the best of my ability and it looks the way I wanted it to before beginning construction, that’s when I’m truly at ease. The journey’s over, now I can enjoy the destination”
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! 🙂
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”
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.”