Saturday, May 21, 2022

Doc 50

AScaleCanadian Joint. 50th Birthday action at the Museum of Flight. AScaleCanadian Joint. #modeltalk

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Climb that Hill

AScaleCanadian Joint. On location at the Hill Aerospace Museum, we talk about gun bay and P-38 fetishes. #modeltalk​​

Monday, April 18, 2022

EP45 of AScaleCanadianTV

AScaleCanadian Joint. A finished Churchill and weathering struggles... #modeltalk

Sunday, April 10, 2022

NWSM Meeting Photos

A few photos from last Thursday’s meeting Northwest Scale Modelers meeting at the Museum of Flight. Get building for next month; themes are "Mayday" and "May the Fouth be with You". For more information see the club website.

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Friday, February 25, 2022

Sharky Wildcat (Martlet)

Here is a neat idea if you mess up the engine, cockpit or prop on your Arma or Airfix Wildcat. Sadly, the only details are "Cleverly decorated cowling hood of a Wildcat fighter plane standing ready on an Eastern Fleet Station 'drome."  © IWM A 25551. This might make a good excuse to try that VMS Paper Shaper that Uncle Nightshift has talked about.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Unique Seattle Aviation Attraction

This isn't going to be popular with everyone, but I finally got to the Capital Hill Station to see the "Jet Kiss" sculpture. Created by artist Mike Ross, it was installed in 2015 and consists of the remains of two A-4 Skyhawks. Sadly, one of them is one of the oldest surviving Skyhawks, A4D-1 (or A-4A, if you prefer, BuNo. 139945 (in pink) and A-4C BuNo. 147722 (in magenta).

Monday, February 21, 2022

Remembering John Cate

We got some bad news on Saturday at the NWSM show that local modeler John Cate passed away. John had been struggling with a brain tumor for a few years. He was an excellent modeler and especially knowledgeable on 30s aviation. John was always a true gentleman and loved to talk modeling and aviation. Rest in piece my friend, and check out John Miller's tribute along with some photos of Mr. Cate's DH.4. The header photo is John's 1/72 Sea Vampire build from the Cyberhobby kit.  It was one of the last few models he finished along with a Matchbox 1/72 Norseman that was in my Canadian Aviation display at the Museum of Flight.  The Norseman is pictured below.

Sunday, February 6, 2022

NorthWest Scale Modelers Show: February 19-20!

Tim Nelson has stoped by to update us on the NWSM show.  Take it away Tim...


The NorthWest Scale Modelers Show at The Museum of Flight on February 19-20 is fast approaching!  It is an opportunity to show off your models, and promote this great hobby, to a very large audience. It’s also a chance to bask in a weekend of modeling without judging, being judged, or spending your hard-earned cash on vendor wares you really don't need anyway. 

If you never participated, why not start this year? Celebrate the hobby, enjoy the work of others, chat with your fellow modelers, and learn from an eclectic mix of seminars. This 2-day show is a pure exhibition, not a contest, so come enjoy a relaxing weekend immersed in your favorite hobby. Although the main model show is organized simply by modeler, we will have one special group display organized by Jim Bates and Neil Makar on the Vought F-8 Crusader. Eric Christianson has curated a variety of cool modeling seminars - teach, learn, discuss. There will be ample working tables for the public to see modelers in action; bring projects to work on. Museum admission is FREE all weekend to exhibiting modelers (in other words: BRING MODELS). If the urge to shop overwhelms you, our pal Emil will be hosting a NWSM Show Sale a short trip away at Skyway Model Shop. 

With a pandemic still going on, there will be some changes to the working table layout and seminar location to maximize spacing. Ongoing Museum of Flight admission screening protocols are in effect. If you received a show email over the holidays, you’ll see a detailed pre-show briefing the weekend of Feb 12. If this is news, please contact Tim Nelson (email timsan (at) or Jim Bates (rcaflawyerpilot (at) to ensure you are on the distribution list. 

See you at the show!

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

EP43 of AScaleCanadianTV

AScaleCanadian Joint. Groundhog Day, winter Fireflys, NWSM Show at the Museum of Flight, and Mando's new ship. #modeltalk

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Vampy is a Fine Girl

My review of the Special Hobby DH.100 Vampire F.3 “European and American Operators” has been posted over at Model Paint Solutions.