Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Zen and the Art of Model Making

Well worth a watch. I'm not sure I have found Zen in modeling...yet... 

That being said, I was taken aback by his quote "Staying in one place in your head is a restriction on life" kinda blew me away.  I need to ponder that further.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

EP28 of AScaleCanadianTV

AScaleCanadian Joint. A finished Spitfire, and another on the bench... #modellerbroadcastingnetwork #getbroadcasting #modeltalk #aviationisolation

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Airfix Spitfire XIX

Airfix 1/72 Spitfire 19 out of the box. The original plan, was...I don't remember...but it got finished as a Swedish PR bird using the kit decals. (Wow, when was the last time I could say that?) Not my best work, but, well, it is done.  #onwardandupward

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Special Hobby Kittyhawk I

After my appearance on Plastic Model Mojo, I could feel the shame of model-land directed my way due to my lack of focus. So, I decided to focus on two (...ahem...three..) projects at a time. The Spitfire XIX will be finished soon, but to give myself something else to assemble I pulled out a part started Special Hobby Kittyhawk. This kit was release a year or so ago and is quite nice. I'm not sure why I put it back in the box last time, but progress has been swift. Most of the cockpit work was done, so I focused on a few small details. Just to be silly, the control column was painted in RAF Interior Grey Green after seeing some photos of a RNZAF Kittyhawk survivor with some DuPont Cockpit Light Green 71-036 parts.

The only real issue I've had with the kit, and one I've not seen commented on previously, is that the intake splitter does not extend all the way to the oil coolers. (As illustrated below by ex-RCAF Kittyhawk AK933/RCAF 1057.) I understand there is a resin replacement part by Rescue Models, but I can't find any vendor for that product.  

This will be finished as a Kittyhawk that strafed an axis submarine off the coast of North America. Now where have I heard that story before...

Friday, March 12, 2021

Plastic Model Mojo # 33

They boys from Kentucky are back. They talk about model paint and model fluid. Hope they don't get them confused!

Friday, March 5, 2021

EP27 of AScaleCanadianTV

AScaleCanadian Joint. An attempt to have more focus and be less worried about...squirrel.... #modellerbroadcastingnetwork #getbroadcasting #modeltalk #aviationisolation