2011 Year-End Retrospective

If I had to sum up 2011 in a single word, I’d probably go with “grinding”. This has been a year. Two job switches. A layoff and a month and a half of unemployment. Building a house. A move (which we’re still recovering from!). A November of aggravating ailments and injuries. The hottest summer ever…

Eduard Bf 109E-7 Build Report 3: Painting

Since I primarily build in 1/48 scale, I tend to view 1/32 kits as special. The ones you pull out all the stops for. As such, I’ve decided to try out some new paints on the 109. I’ve used Gunze-Sangyo’s Mr. Color paints before, namely their Chrome Yellow on two F4F-3 Wildcats. I was impressed…

Eduard Bf 109E-7 Build Report 2: Main Assembly

Eduard’s Bf 109E-7 Trop looks pretty stunning in the box. And then you start building it. In the first build report, I covered off on the E-7’s cockpit. This time around, it’s on to the main assembly! A Word About Eduard Kits I like Eduard. A lot. I’m a big fan of their masks and…

Eduard Bf 109E-7 Build Report 1: Cockpit

I tend to spend most of my time dabbling with 1/48 scale aircraft. 1/48 is more or less the “standard” scale for World War II subjects and boasts far and away the greatest selection of kits, aftermarket goodies, decals and so on. But lately I’ve been building a respectable stash of 1/32 aircraft, and I’ve…

On the Bench: 1/32 Eduard Bf-109E-7 Trop

I tend to keep a few projects on the bench at any one time. This way, if it’s raining and I can’t paint, or if I need to wait for a paint coat or decals or whatnot to cure, I can move along to something else in the interim. With the ruination of the Academy…