Thursday, March 28, 2019


OK, here is my build of the classic Revell kit.  No photos exist of the actual boat so I did what I could.  There are some descriptions in a few reports on what it looked like, along with info on how they painted the boats in the theater so I based things on that. . . .

So here is what I came up with.  Ya, no big 109 on the hull, that was made up on the float they used in a parade for Kennedy, they did not actually put the big hull numbers on the real thing.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019


This is the one that got me going on the Bandi kits.  I have been wanting a good Y-wing kit for years. . .  but they were all snap together. . . well I finally gave in after a few reviews of this kit and went for it. 

Very glad I did!  lots of detail and a great kit.  Bandi did a great job on all the Star Wars kits.  Fun to build, very accurate and good decaling for most of them.

So here are a few shots of the finshed Y-Wing. . .

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

New X-Wing

So here is the Bandi New X-wing in 1/72.  This is Po's ship.

I like that they molded most of the part in the proper color so it minimized the painting needed.  But some of the decals just did not work for me so I did end up painting some of it like the engine intakes.  I just could not get the decals to lay flat on the curved surface.  No real weathering done on this one.

Woking on an original x-wing now and will post that one when I am done. 

Friday, March 22, 2019

Space 1999 Hawk

Loved this kit as a kid, I thought it was a great design. . . Wish Alpha had had a few in their hangers for use on the show but no luck. . . only in the one episode. . .

But the latest kit release is great.  Lots of details and lots and LOTS of decals to put on her.  MPC put the kit out again and there are still some on Amazon if you are looking for them. . .

While I weathered the two Eagles I have, I did nothing as far as weathering on the Hawk. .  . May at some point but not for now. . .

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Famous Droids

So as I continued to build up the Sci-Fi collection and my Star Wars Bandi kids I had to depart from ships for just a bit. . .  I mean how could I have a Star Wars model collection without these guys?

This is actually two kits.  C3PO came as his own kit, and R2 and BB8 were one kit.  They are a bit on the smaller side compared to other kids of these droids (R2 and C3P0) but the detail is GREAT!. 

I continue to be thrilled with the Bandi kits and the detail they have.  They also go together rather easy so they are great kits to get started in the hobby with.  But if you have the experience you can do so much with them with a bit of added paint and weathering.  I did not weather the droids, but I have been weathering the ships.

R2 and BB8 also came with various arms and things you could use and opening doors that you could use to show them doing things if you wanted to.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Trying to get blogging again

OK, been a while and I am going to try to get this going again. . . maybe spread out a bit as life has gotten busy. . .

Just did a post on my models, there will be more of those to come.

I will also start doing some blogging on Safety and my experience as I learn new stuff as a member of my towns CERT  (Citizens Emergency Response Team).  This was a spillover as I became the safety guy at my office.  From there I moved into learning to be an instructor for First Aid, CPR and AED through the Mass Masons. 

The goal for the Masons is to make training affordable to everyone so we can get more folks trained in First Aid, AED, and CPR. 

Well, that just got things going and when the town sent out a notice that they were looking for folks to join the CERT . . . . well, the rest is history.

Anyway learning some cool stuff and it should be shared so we can all be safer and ready for whatever comes our way. . . .

More later

Hobbies - A-Wing

Need to get this thing going again so figured time to post some pics of the latest builds.

I love building models.  Mostly military aircraft in 1/48 if I can get them but also Sci-Fi stuff.  I recently discovered Bandi Star Wars kits and that was not good for my wallet. . .. these are snap-together kits, but very well done and LOTS of detail.  I was amazed at the level of detail they put in these and the accuracy.  So here is the first one I did, an A-Wing with a bit of weathering - a very fun kit.  Was heavy when it was done. ..

This just got me going again. . . I am working my way through their ships (all 1/72 scale) and will post the rest as I have time.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Still here

Just a quick note.  Still here but busy.  Lost a bunch of weight, put some back on but not bad at all.  Still down about 20-25 lbs from my max and going down.  Getting back into my models too.  I should start posting photos of the new additions. . .

More later