Visiting Model Expo in Verona

I had read about this model fair months before and planned on visiting, if only to understand the size of the scale model market in Italy. Since scale modeling is not exactly Nina’s hobby, I figured to stay an extra day so we could also see Verona. That was a…

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Slow re-entry

Many many years ago I bought a plastic model kit of the Westland Lysander, back when I was working on getting one designed for our Flight Simulator range of aircraft models. I planned on making a diorama with it, based on one of the incidents that took place during the…

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Almost afraid to get back

Get back to where? Get back into the hobby of scale modeling. I always ‘planned’ to pick up my beloved plastic kit building again once I had a bit more time. I promised that to myself …. oh….. some 45 years ago ! Or more even.  Yup, time flies when…

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FSClassics Update

In case you do not (yet?) follow my FSClassics website, here’s a post copied from it: Keeping with the idea of  presenting classic aircraft AND events here, and focusing on WW2 mainly, here’s a clip I found on the wonderful Youtube channel of British Pathé (the old movie theater news…

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Moson Scale Model Show

The Moson Model Show in Hungary is one of the best known shows of its kind in Europe. Unfortunately I cannot visit, but hoping to see many photos on Facebook and other places again of the event and the fabulous models and dioramas displayed there every year. The show is…

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Russian Gunships – Book Review

Russian Gunship Helicopters by Yefim Gordon Recently I was introduced to the FlightCraft series of Pen and Sword Books. This is an interesting series aimed at not only aviation enthusiasts, but more in specific to aviation scale modelers and researchers as well. I ordered the Russian Gunship Helicopters title, by…

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Incredible model railway

You will want to see this (check out the video). It is amazing what people can dream up and make. So creative, and above all, so persevering ! The Taj Mahal may be classified as a miracle, I think works of art like these are right up there too !…

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Book Review of Waffen SS Colours

Just found this BOOK REVIEW of Waffen SS Colours (by Mig Jimenez) on the inScale website. I have been studying various tutorials on scale model painting recently to see how it is done and to use it in my DIGITAL painting…… there is so much more ,material these days than…

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How to make model water

I have been admiring many dioramas lately featuring this new (to me) water modeling, giving so much more realism to ship models and other dioramas. There are many ways to make the water and make it look real. Some use the special Water Effects manufactured by various scale model add-on…

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