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Airplanes, Rocketry, Missiles, Spacecraft and things that go WHOOSH! in the night.
What's flying around my head at the current time.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Impressive. . . 

A Nimitz-class CVN, with air wing made out of Legos.

Lego Super carrier USS Harry Truman

Who Knows What Evil Lurks...? 

You Are 32% Evil

A bit of evil lurks in your heart, but you hide it well.
In some ways, you are the most dangerous kind of evil.
How Evil Are You?

Cynical? Moi? 

You Are 68% Cynical

You're a full blown cynic... and probably even skeptical of these results.

You have your optimistic moments, but most likely, you keep them to yourself.

How Cynical Are You?

Never Eat Anything Bigger Than Your Head 

I don't think I will be able to take the Carnivore Challenge. But it sounds like a tasty pizza. I'd like to try it in one of the smaller sizes.

An Embarrassment, and Damn Proud of It 

I'm an embarrassment to Barack!

I only scored 14 on the Obama Test

Saturday, January 24, 2009

First Completions of theYear 

These are the first two models I've competed this year.


Italeri 1/72 scale B-26K/A-26A "Counter-Invader": This kit is a hold-over from last year. Kit decals. Finish is rattle can and Airbrush, then touched up by hand. Camouflage colours are Testor's Model Master and Polly-scale acrylic. Black is spray can from Wal-Mart. OOB except for True Details resin B-26K wheels and Minimeca stainless steely hypodermic tubing for the nose gun barrels.


Revell 1/78 (Box scale) B-57B "Canberra": The first kit started and finished this year. Original molds for this kit go back to the late '50's. Currently available as an SSP release. This is a 30 year old "Air Commando" series kit bought from the sale table at the LHS. Previous owner had carved the pilot figures out of the one-piece cockpit. Cleaned up seats, added decal parachute harnesses and instrument panels. Some putty and sanding needed to fill seams at wing roots and tail.

Basic black paint again is rattle can from Wally-World. Decals from Italeri (yellow flash on tail) and Airfix (all the red markings)1/72 B-57 kits. The Italeri kit reds were not opaque enough and went almost invisible against the black. National insignia were Microscale. Gloss finish was several coats of Aeromaster clear semi-gloss applied with brush.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

A Wife's Perspective 

Why Scale Modeling is a Great Hobby

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