Sunday, July 14, 2019
Friday, July 12, 2019
I'm a procrastinator, so often instead of using my free time to actually build models, I end up surfing YouTube and watch others build their models. I call this research...or maybe education...it isn't procrastination...no seriously, it isn't. Anyway, I recently ran across the Night Shift channel. While it is all 1/35 scale tanks, I enjoy the irreverent humor (something missing from many modelers) and might have even learned something aka wasted way much time. I think his chipping/distressing technique might work well for an Afghanistan based CH-147 Chinook I have planned as a future project.
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
An airshow over Commencement Bay is just one portion of the July 4 Tacoma Freedom Fair, but it certainly is the most interesting part! A few photos of of this years event, which returned in force after a short absence.
Ace Maker II (N133HH) is an ex-RCAF CT-133 Silver Star (CAF 133452).
Monday, July 8, 2019
Once again, the most excellent proprietor of Model Paint Solutions, Dr. Model Paint (aka John Miller), has posted one of my articles. However, in the editing process one of the figures was dropped from contention; the RAF WAAF. To make amends, I have posted some photos of the unprepared WAAF figure. It is hard to express just how impressive the detail is on these figures.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Monday, September 17, 2018
Title: A Kill in the Morning
Author: Graeme Shimmin
Publisher: Transword Publishers
I don't get to write much about fiction on this blog, but as I have mentioned before I enjoy old English paperbacks. While "A Kill in the Morning" is a reasonably new book...it was published in the U.S. in 2015...it certainly has the tone, and graphic design, of older pulp faction novels.
I was hipped to "A Kill In the Morning" a couple of weeks ago on Twitter. It is set in the 1950s when Germany controls Europe and England tries to keep their Empire afloat. Part 007, part alt-history, it is big silly fun - with the expected femme fatales - and often based...or imagined...on true events and personalities. It includes cameos by Nazi flying saucers, Guy Gibson, the EE Canberra, Fairey Rotodynes, and a supersonic Vulcan development in both civil and bomber guises. I might quibble with a paradox or two at the end, but hey, saying any more would give it all away.