Intermission – Getting ideas for my Monogram F-14 restoration

Yes, I had built that monster!

I don’t want to repaint, nor buy new decals for my old Monogram F-14 which has been in dire need of repairs since the 1990s. I prefer buying model kits instead… like a second P-61 Black Widow maybe? This is how my F-14 looked before. I have started restoring it as you can see here. […]

Intermission – Getting ideas for my Monogram F-14 restoration

Finding something to write about – Part 8

Someone was sharing his thoughts in August 2015 about Airfix Hawker Hurricane I…

More Heretical Thoughts: Airfix’s 1/48 Hurricane Mk. I


Now, it has gobs of detail. Its cockpit is the most complete Hurricane cockpit out of the box of any kit I’ve built. (I’ve built the old Airfix, Pegasus Hobbies, Hasegawa, Hobbycraft and Italeri. Pretty much all of them.) And it gets those details right- the “bottomless” floor, the tube structure of the cockpit, the finely restrained fabric detail. It has separate control surfaces, comes with a tropical filter and a tailhook for a Sea Hurricane, flattened wheels, nice decals…. it has the works.But in my opinion, it’s over-engineered to the point it’s taken the fun out of trying to get the thing assembled.

Now I ought to know what I am getting into.