I wish everyone a *very* Happy New Year! And if you can: give your parents a extra hug tonight. Tell them you love them. You never know if it'll be the last time you'll be able to.
Yet Another Spitfire Review. Yes, my 50th post this year is about a newly tooled Spitfire. Revell kind of surprised me with this one when I saw it in the shop.. Released in 2016 it slipped under my radar until yesterday. Do we need a new Revell Spit? Well.. A new budget kit is always … Continue reading Review: Revell 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IIa
This is one of those weird projects I find myself in after an impulse buy. I saw this little Die-cast model made by Solido of a Renault Clio in 1/43 scale. I usually don't buy die-cast models because where's the fun in that? I have a few from the past when I was a kid … Continue reading Build: Solido 1/43 Renault Clio
The Spitfire Mark IX series was a reaction to the introduction of the FW 190A in late 1941. The 190 shocked RAF Fighter Command because it was superior to all British fighters then in service. Losses got so bad the RAF ceased operations from september 1941 until, for a short time, March 1942. It was … Continue reading Review: Eduard 1/72 Spitfire Mk.IXe ProfiPACK Edition
The Germans had a bewildering variety of standard bunkers, or casemates. Varying in size from a small observation or MG bunker to huge bunkers for communication- or command centers and anything in between. Many can be still seen in the European countryside, where they are often left standing because it's too expensive to remove these … Continue reading Review: Mirage Hobby 1/35 Armored Casemate
The Airbus Helicopters EC135 is a light twin engined helicopter, developed as a successor of the highly successfull Bölkow (and later MBB) BO-105.
Anyone interested in working metal tracks like the ones made by Friul knows there is a special sort of fluid to burnish the tracks. By leaving the tracks in the fluid for a while you end up with a nice rusty look that looks perfect. Chemistry is not one of my strong points, so I … Continue reading Review: AMMO by Mig Burnishing Fluid
The RAF Air Sea Rescue Launch, also known as the Type Two 63 ft HSL was a high speed launch craft made by the British Power Boat Company for air-sea rescue operations.
Building a set of Friul tracks is worthy of its own build log, with all the tedious work required. I'll try not to bore you with the tedious work too much.. But 75% of the work is cleaning, cutting and fiddly work. But it is definitely worth it! First of all you need to cut … Continue reading Build: Friul 1/35 ATL-30 Pz.Kpfw. II / Wespe
Tracks are always a problem: rubber tracks are often too short and usually don't look that great on your kit, and sometimes don't take paint that well. Link-and-length tracks are better, molded in plastic they look good enough but can be tricky to assemble. And then there are Dragons Magic Tracks and the likes: plastic track links that look great. But they can require a lot of work.