July 2014

A Tale of Two Messerschmittys Part 1

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.  It was the age of wisdom with volumes of contemporary research and reference material documenting the Messerschmitt Bf 109.  It was the age of foolishness as modelers debated the length of the actual airframe and which hobby kit manufacturer had accurately captured those dimensions. It was the Spring of hope as Eduard announced their new 109 G releases in 48 scale.  But this hope turned to the Winter of despair as this release did not accurately scale……..”


Here Be Dragons

As a life-long devotee of epic fantasy (The Lord of the Rings  and A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones are my favorites), I'm a big fan of dragons.   So naturally dragons are one of my favorite subjects for modeling.   I've found a surprisingly large number of kits available, and I haven't even done the big "Dragonslayer" kit from Pegasus on hobby store shelves right now.   Here are a few of my recent efforts. 

First, the Dragon from the old Testors/Jimmy Flintstone "Hobby Shop Only" line from the late 90s:

Thoughts Regarding IPMS/USA Membership

It's safe to assume most folks reading this entry have realized the benefits of belonging to a local modeling club, and see value in that membership.  Local clubs provide a unique face-to-face environment where modelers can learn from and share with others, show off their work, stretch their skills in a safe environment, and build friendships with others having similar interests.