1/32 Polish F-16D Block 52+, Part II

Part I | Part II| Part III This Kit is Cursed You know those kits where nothing seems to go right? Not because it’s a bad kit, not because it’s fighting you in any specific way, just…because. That’s where I’m at with this F-16. There’s nothing wrong with the plastic per se. Some of the…

1/32 Polish F-16D Block 52+, Part I

Part I | Part II| Part III I haven’t built a modern jet since I was a kid. Well, not counting the mini-MiGs, which I don’t. What happens in 1/144, stays in 1/144. Since coming back to modeling, I’ve been largely focused on World War II, with some deviations into the Great War. I haven’t…

1/32 Ki-84 Hayate, Part III – Weathering

Part I | Part II| Part III In Part I, the Frank got built up. In Part II, it got painted. Now, it’s time to move into weathering and wrap-up. Salt Weathering I knew way back when I cracked the box that I wanted to subject this build to salt weathering. This is a process…

1/32 Ki-84 Hayate, Part II – Paint

Part I | Part II| Part III | Part IV In Part I, the Frank got built up. Now, it’s time for paint. Brain Teaser From a process perspective, the Ki-84’s scheme is a rather complex one. You have the yellow leading and trailing edges on the wings. The fat red hinomarus surrounded by the…

1/32 Ki-84 Hayate, Part I

Part I | Part II| Part III | Part IV I’d originally planned to follow up my Bf 109G-4/R6 and Bf 109G-6 double-build with Tamiya’s new Corsair, but by the time I was in a place to consider making a move, approximately 7,490 F4U-1 builds were underway over at Large Scale Planes. Can’t speak for…

1/32 Bf 109G-4/R6 “Regia Aeronautica” Part II – Painting

Part I | Part II| Part III | Part IV With my messed up, false-start-happy modelling year, it feels like it’s been months since I’ve thrown real paint at anything. And it kind of has – the last subject to run full-bore through the paint shop was my Pz.38(t) back in early June. So it’s…

On the Bench: Dragon 1/35 Pz.Kpfw.VI Tiger I Ausf.E

Once upon a time, I built armor on a regular basis, often side-by-side with an aircraft build as a way of switching things up. In the nine months or so this went on, I managed to knock out a Tamiya M4 Sherman, AFV Club Achilles IIc, Dragon Panzer IV Ausf.G and a Cyber-Hobby Panzer III…

1/48 Hobby Boss Me 262A-1a/U4 Part IV – Finish Out

Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV With the main scheme laid down, I moved on to gloss “Wilma Jeanne” ahead of decal work and immediately ran into problems. I’ve never been able to find a clear gloss that I without reservation love. And yes, I’ve tried almost all of them….

On the Bench: Eduard 1/48 MiG-21MF Dual Build

When I ordered Eduard’s MiG-21MF “Bunny Fighter” last fall, I remember wondering (and probably snarking about it somewhere) who in their right mind would build the garish “Bunny Fighter” scheme. As it turns out…me. My Bunny Fighter happened to arrive as I was outside with the kids, and when my son saw the box art,…