Does It Fit – 1/32 Academy F-16 Edition

Resin aftermarket often seems to exist in some weird fog, where you can’t find good, high-res photos or instructions online, much less actual thoughts from people who’ve used them. Even harder is finding a straight answer to the question central to many a resin purchase: Does it fit? This DIF series is my attempt to…

WIP – 1/48 Academy F-4C Phantom II, Pt 1

It’s weird how ideas can snowball. That’s exactly what happened when Jimmy D proposed an informal F-4 buddy build over in SMCG. What started as “huh” quickly gathered steam, and suddenly the start date for this informal affair was bumped up to July 4th. I was just coming off Bandai’s A-Wing and a rather epic bench…

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…