REDDIT r/modelmakers: NORTH AFRICA GROUPBUILD – Part 3

REDDIT r/modelmakers: NORTH AFRICA GROUPBUILD – Part 3

In part 2, I left off just short of getting the fuselage together, and was waiting on some plastic sheet or plexiglass to fill in the waist windows I had to remove. It’s been slow going, and my sanding arm is now bulging like Popeye’s forearms. 20 August...
REDDIT r/modelmakers: NORTH AFRICA GROUPBUILD – Part 2

REDDIT r/modelmakers: NORTH AFRICA GROUPBUILD – Part 2

In part 1, I wrapped up with what I thought was projecting a very obtainable goal of getting the interior painted and weathered, and the fuselage together, on MPM’s frustrating but fun 1/72 A-20B/C Havoc. Due to some self inflicted wounds, and a kit that can...
REDDIT r/modelmakers: NORTH AFRICA GROUPBUILD – Part 1

REDDIT r/modelmakers: NORTH AFRICA GROUPBUILD – Part 1

Saturday was the official start of the North Africa Groupbuild on Reddit! I like to do at least one groupbuild a year as it provides some interesting community involvement and often pushes me to do subjects that I would not normally do. This groupbuild in particular...
Tamiya’s “White Box” 1/48 P-38F/G – First Thoughts, Part 3.

Tamiya’s “White Box” 1/48 P-38F/G – First Thoughts, Part 3.

See part 1 and part 2 to get caught up to what has brought us here. This update took a little longer than expected as life and a drive for perfection got in the way. Most of the delay cannot be attributed to Tamiya, as the kit is as close to perfection as I have...
Tamiya’s “White Box” 1/48 P-38F/G – First Thoughts, Part 2.

Tamiya’s “White Box” 1/48 P-38F/G – First Thoughts, Part 2.

Last week I began the build of Tamiya’s new tool P-38 (see: Part 1). With only a few hours invested I had gotten the build to the point that it was time to start assembly of the twin booms, a place in the construction that makes most who have ever cracked the...