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.”
So you want to build better models? Then you might need more than a large bank balance…
“Surround yourself with acres of paint racks, glues, airbrushes and all manner of kits and accessories by all means, but if you cannot master just one element properly, you will fail across the board” Continue reading
Now that I’ve started to build the Kitty Hawk Su-17, here’s a little round-up of notes that follow on from yesterday’s introduction, this dealing with the construction of the fuselage…
I hope that you like it!
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We complete our look at Hasegawa’s delightful A-4M Skyhawk II.
“As with almost every Hasegawa aircraft kit, this one is devoid of weapons save for the underwing tanks that are specific to the aircraft”
Get the best from Hasegawa’s 1:48 A-4M Skyhawk II, using basic ideas, simple tools and enamel paints!
“Ever since Matchbox released their 1/72 kit – complete with the same VMA-331 markings seen on this one – I’ve wanted to build a detailed model of this aircraft”
Need an example of how sometimes modellers become so wrapped up in small, insignificant details that they miss the bigger picture? Ladies and gentleman, here’s my F-86 Sabre…
“For whatever reason (and honestly, that eludes me) I had seen something in this Sabre that I didn’t like, focussed on that and then convinced myself it wasn’t worthy of any more of my time”
Ugly as sin, Fairchild’s masterpiece has been an itch I’ve had to scratch more than once – and now I’m about to do build another…
“And thus it came to pass that I was able to finally afford the one kit I had craved since the moment I saw it: Tamiya’s 1:48 A-10A Thunderbolt II”
OR WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER TAKE YOUR EYE OFF THE BALL (OR THE DECAL SHEET!)
“I forgot the decals, only to look down once I’d finished grandstanding to see that the sheet of tiny stencils had flowed together into one watery mess”