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.”
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”
Painting A Complex Tail Marking – Step By Step
“Weathering a model is all a matter of personal taste and though I like my models to show wear and tear, I’m not keen on them looking like junkyard dogs”
It’s easy to reach for the aftermarket lists when you need to add detail to a model, but with simple tools and materials, doing the work yourself can be far easier than you think…
“I’m not suggesting that a beginner is going to be able to build a 1:24 Hurricane cockpit from scratch as their first attempt, but they just might be able to detailed a cockpit coaming and canopy rail of a model jet, before moving on to something more challenging”
Are you looking for an easy to apply wash that will not damage underlying paint, then this just might be the technique for you!
After last year’s Hawker Siddeley Harrier T.2 conversion in 1:24, it’s time to look at another mammoth build. But first, planning…
“In the case of the FA.2, at least I have a head-start in the form of the reworked Airfix FRS.1 that provides much of the basics needed for the later 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”
Why can’t a modelling project be a success from start to finish – why do we always have to make mistakes?!
“After 40 years of building models you would think that I would have everything pretty much down pat and most things that I tackle would be an easy progression, A to Z, but no: if I can foul up a model I will”
K Color Chrome metallics recreate natural metal as easy as one, two, three…
“Away from the actual metallic paint and its appearance, I have to say I was also impressed by how hard-wearing the finish was, even after being in place for only a few hours”