Currently on the bench
1/200 Nichimo Restoration Project
|United States Naval Ships
1/200 scale U.S.S. Arizona
|Imperial Japanese Navy
USS Massachusetts BB-2
M3A3 Bradley with Busk III
The Ships of Jim Elchek
The Aircraft of Jack Ryan
|Product Reviews & Previews
Take it or leave it, the comments here are strictly my opinion,
(and you know what they say about opinions)
I do this for fun and receive no compensation from anyone I might mention on this site.
|KA Models DX Pack
MD2001 U.S.S. Arizona
Very Fire (now Blue Ridge Models)
Hasegawa, Monogran & Eduard
F-14 Tomcats !! New !!
Information I find useful, hopefully you will too
For converting one scale to another Paint issues
Why don't the colors match?
I've been building models since the early 60's with a side journey into the realm of real life, wife and children. I decided to get back into the hobby after an overnight trip with the Cub Scouts to the U.S.S. Massachusetts prompted me to buy the old Revell kit that's now only available in the Battleship's gift shop.
I was amazed at how far the industry had come since the days when after market parts amounted to a set of decals or if you were lucky, a set of Cragar rims from my friend Jimmy's parts box. I was even more amazed at how high prices had risen since the days of Fitt's Photo and Hobby where a car would cost 2.25 and a Tamiya Tiger I was a whopping 6.95. I pulled out all the old stuff stuck up in the attic and set up on top of the washing machine in the cellar. Just this one kit I told the Missus.
Well, The flame was re-lit... The top of the washer grew to an ever expanding corner in the family room, a spray booth in the garage and a display case full of ships, planes and tanks.
And now, like many of us, I buy 'em faster than I build 'em and I have multiple levels of insanity
OOB, straight out of the Box
JAR, just about right, some Photo etch maybe brass barrels
OTT or Over the top. Wooden deck , Lots of Photo Etch and Brass Barrels (Usually involving flyhawk upgrade sets)
ODE or off the deep end. Throw in a Pontos set, the veterens model
WWT or What was I thinking?
These are some of the kits I've built over the last few years. I took a lot of photo's while building them but alas, the Memory stick I was storing them on was damaged and the cloud inadvertently evaporated
I hope you enjoy my stuff. feel free to E-mail your comments and even some of your work and I'll post them here