Wingnut’s monster flying boat is worth the effort.

Read more

This kit deserves its reputation for terrible engineering, but it’s a sad indictment of the industry that even among modern toolings, this is far from the worst kit I’ve finished.

Read more

Italeri’s big F-104 does you no favours, yet manages to be an enjoyable build.  I love this Canadian scheme and this might just be my favourite finished piece.

Read more

Having built Tamiya’s 1/32 P-51D back in 2012 or so I was pleased to find it every bit as nice as I remembered.  This is a fantastic kit, but check the box schemes before building.

Read more

A modern 1/32 P-51 tooling for 30% the price of Tamiya’s kit.  Where were corners cut?  Everywhere.

Read more

A really nice kit, as expected.  Also an opportunity to attempt to reproduce a build that inspired me to do better.

Read more

Not bad for a short-run kit, though it has its moments.  This little Yak-3 required a bit more thought than usual to get it working, as the biggest challenge was the fit of the landing gear bays.

Read more

Eduard’s 1/32 Bf 109: a nice kit that manages to be strangely annoying.

Read more

The F-14 buildoff left me feeling rather drained, so I opened the kit I had kept the longest.  Like all Wingnuts it presented a curious mix of perfection and (self-inflicted) challenge.

Read more

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.

Read more

10/17