Shelf Queens, or the pile of shame and embarrassment….

You know that feeling when you drag a kit from the stash, part build it and lose interest because something comes up either another kit or just life and it gets put amongst the pile of ever increasing part builds or ‘shelf queens’, sound familiar? it could be my life story, to be honest I am a bit embarrassed byContinue reading “Shelf Queens, or the pile of shame and embarrassment….”

To stash or not to stash that is the question…

  When I look upon the internet whether I am doing a bit of research, looking to make a purchase, on Facebook or having a trawl through the various modelling forums I cannot help but notice the numerous proud pictures of ‘the stash’. Now I am as guilty as the next person regarding owning a stash, itContinue reading “To stash or not to stash that is the question…”

A tidy workbench, the sign of a sick mind or a sign of too much tidying???

When I was in my workroom earlier this week putting away the remnants from building the Diopark Mercedes and as I put the last of the unused parts away putting the lid on the box and stacking it neatly onto the ‘it needs painting’ pile, I tightened the lid on the glue, put the sanding sticks neatly toContinue reading “A tidy workbench, the sign of a sick mind or a sign of too much tidying???”

Pets and modelling, not a good mix….

Whilst sitting at the workbench last Sunday doing my best to finish off the Diopark Mercedes, I had been up and down attending to other chores as I waited for glue to dry when all of a sudden from the far reaches of space (the window sill I think) this fine fellow (see above) appearedContinue reading “Pets and modelling, not a good mix….”

Modelling because we have to not because we want to …..

I was sitting at the workbench yesterday struggling to retrieve one side of a very very fragile roof rack from it’s 12 (yes 12) sprue attachment points on the Diopark  70’s Mercedes (DP35018) once I had discovered that I was never going to completely remove this fragile piece of plastic without breaking it in several places Continue reading “Modelling because we have to not because we want to …..”