Monthly Archives: July 2019

Sometimes you like a subject enough to put up with a frustrating kit.  That’s what I expected from this one, but it turned out to be quite a delightful build.

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I built Tamiya’s big Mosquito.  It’s the latest tooling in Tamiya’s 1/32 aircraft series, and it is nothing short of fantastic.  I’ve built their Corsair and that is also superb.  One of these two must be the best model kit ever produced to date.

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To my great delight, my Trumpeter 1/32 MiG-17 was judged the winner of the Cold War Model Making & Photos Early Cold War Group Build.

This was a very tough build during which I learned a lot about techniques, paints, how to get certain effects, and the importance of properly masked markings.  It was a major factor in my decision to get a Silhouette Portrait 2 mask cutter, which has already proved itself invaluable in my Mosquito build.

My in-box review of the kit is here

And my full build review is here.