Airfix Avro Vulcan Black Buck Build and Review Part 4

Airfix Avro Vulcan B.2 Black Buck This is the fourth part of the Airfix Avro Vulcan B.2 Black Buck 1/72 Scale A12013 build and review. As good as the instructions will be it never hurts to have some reference material available to double-check a few items. For this project, I purchased the Haynes Manual on … Read more

How-to Apply Weathering Protective Clear-Coats On Tanks and Other Armoured Fighting Vehicles

Skill Level: Experienced – AdvancedRead Time: 10 minutes AFV, Aircraft and Marine Vessel Protective Clear Coat Strategies Part №.1 Understanding Paint Types: Lacquer, Enamel and Water-Based Acrylics 101 Classes: ◦ Gloss ◦ Semi-Gloss ◦ Satin ◦ Flat ◦ Dull ◦ Ultra Matte A previously applied lacquer finish reactivates with another fresh, top coat of lacquer, … Read more

MPC Star Wars Millenium Falcon Build and Review Part 11

MPC A New Hope Hans Solo Edition This is the eleventh part of the MPC Star Wars A New Hope Hans Solo Millennium Falcon 1/72 Scale MPC953 build and review. When I decided to build the Millennium Falcon as the Stellar Envoy I was left with the opportunity to add new characters to the cockpit … Read more

The Modeler’s Basic Tools

The Essential Tools Required Plastic kit building is a hobby that can provide substantial enjoyment with minimal investment in materials and supplies. Let’s begin by discussing the essential tools required. While there are additional specialized tools that can enhance specific tasks, we will address later. The Hobby Knife The fundamental tool for building plastic kits … Read more

MPC Star Wars Millennium Falcon Build and Review Part 5

MPC A New Hope Hans Solo Edition This is the fifth part of the MPC Star Wars A New Hope Hans Solo Millenium Falcon 1/72 Scale MPC953 build and review. I’m very excited that I’m finally at the painting stage of this model. I’ve been looking forward to this part of the build ever since … Read more

MPC Star Wars Millennium Falcon Build and Review Part 2

MPC A New Hope Hans Solo Edition This is the second part of the MPC Star Wars A New Hope Hans Solo Millenium Falcon 1/72 Scale MPC953 build and review. Kind of hard to believe but this kit is 45 years old, and with the exclusion of the new parts, this kit shows its age. … Read more

Tamiya F4U-1D Corsair Build and Review Part 8

Tamiya 1/48 F4U-1D Corsair with Moto-Tug This is the eighth part of the Tamiya 1/48 F4U-1D Corsair with Moto-Tug 61085 build and review. When I started this project I thought that it was going to be a really quick build, paint it all blue, have the wings folded up, and add that cool little tractor. … Read more

Tamiya F4U-1D Corsair Build and Review Part 4

Tamiya 1/48 F4U-1D Corsair with Moto-Tug This is the fourth part of the Tamiya 1/48 F4U-1D Corsair with Moto-Tug 61085 build and review. I’m getting closer to finally adding some primer and paint to this model. There’s not too much more to do at the moment, but I’m going to be adding some details to … Read more

Tamiya F4U-1D Corsair Build and Review Part 2

Tamiya 1/48 F4U-1D Corsair with Moto-Tug This is the the second part of the Tamiya 1/48 F4U-1D Corsair with Moto-Tug 61085 build and review. I was very fortunate while doing some research on this subject, to find an actual picture of 69 taking off of the USS Franklin. This picture is invaluable at the moment … Read more

Clear Wingtip Lights Demonstration

Adding Clear Wingtip Lights to Model Kits Adding clear wingtip lights to a model is a pretty simple and satisfying task. Granted, it does take some patience and at times a bit of trial and error to get it right. But once it’s completed it will add a new level of detail to your model … Read more

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