Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Landing Gears

Just completed the back landing gears for the A-6 Intruder. Painted details such as black cabling and aluminum shock absorbers. I have seen modellers remove such plastic details and add real wiring but I did not want to spend tens of hours on such little detail as I have changed my modelling philosophy from super detailer to just adding any extra touch at strategic areas. Although difficult to adhere to at times it has made the hobby more enjoyable. I will however be adding weathering at the end of the project which will bring out all of the details in the wheel wells.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013


My oldest son Casey (7 years old) was asking me the last weekend what models I built when I was young. I starting going through the list of old kits I built as a teenager which I no longer have and recalled that I had taken some photos of them with an old camera back in the late 90's early 2000's.

I started rummaging through my old photo album and managed to find a picture of the Revell Hindenburg kit I built when I was 19 years old in and attending Vanier College in Montreal. While the kit looked interesting when I purchased it, it turned out to be the most dull build I ever had since everything is aluminum colored with very little detail except for the propellers and cabin area. The picture is slightly blurry but it's the Hindenburg hanging from my bedroom ceiling...