Here we go again……..

(picture courtesy of http://www.92sqdn.brushhouse.co.uk/planes.html.) This Blog post is dedicated to the memory of Squadron Leader Geoffrey Wellum DFC. Since my last musings bench time has been at a premium as work and just life in general just seem to have gotten in the way, as much as I try and eek out some time here andContinue reading “Here we go again……..”

A return to the bench, the return of the usual frustrations and what’s next?

After many months spent away from the bench whilst I refurbished the old workroom in all honesty I have not done much modelling since just before Telford last November this is due to many reasons and not just the fact that I had dismantled my desk and thrown it away. So over the last coupleContinue reading “A return to the bench, the return of the usual frustrations and what’s next?”

Midweek May Musings – The state we find ourselves in, modelling in the modern era……

As I sit here with a little bit of time on my hands contemplating this wonderful hobby of mine that has kept me both entertained and frustrated in equal measure for the best part of 20 odd years. I marvel at the wonderfully talented modellers whose work grace the many magazines that I look atContinue reading “Midweek May Musings – The state we find ourselves in, modelling in the modern era……”

There is light at the end of the damn tunnel……

As is the norm these days you start a project that seems quite straight forward at the beginning yet keeps you bogged down with problem after problem after problem and when all seems lost and you are on your knees ready to give up then bang it all goes together in the end like aContinue reading “There is light at the end of the damn tunnel……”

As one year ends and another begins you realise some things just remain the same…….

As I sit here 3 weeks or so into the new year and having had the time to reflect upon the past year which was a relative success for me albeit a bit up and down,  I have to admit it did have its positives as it saw me grab the bull by the hornsContinue reading “As one year ends and another begins you realise some things just remain the same…….”

Here we go again 2 weeks to Telford and I have so so much to do, and oh no not again, airbrush problems arghh!!!!!

As  I sit here with just under 2 weeks to go until the big day, in fact in 2 weeks time I will hopefully be sitting somewhere reflecting on a wonderful weekend spent in great company at the biggest and best model show in the world. Two weeks is probably a long time to some howeverContinue reading “Here we go again 2 weeks to Telford and I have so so much to do, and oh no not again, airbrush problems arghh!!!!!”

When it is all going well and then it is all going terrible wrong…..

After getting over my shock of actually finishing some models ready for the Farnborough model show back in mid September modelling had sadly taken a back seat as life, work and other responsibilities had unfortunately gotten in the way. Last Tuesday I managed to return to the bench and look forward to the ominous spectreContinue reading “When it is all going well and then it is all going terrible wrong…..”

A weekend full of models…..

Normally the opportunity to spend a whole weekend in the company of good friends and models occurs just once a year however this year is a bit different. In an advancement on the very fast approaching annual trip to Telford for Scale Model World this coming weekend will see myself and my ever suffering partnerContinue reading “A weekend full of models…..”

Moaning modellers, are we spoilt or are we just too hard to please??..

I was flicking through social media the other lunchtime and specifically Facebook and was reading with not too much enthusiasm the news that Takom, or it could have been Meng or perhaps both announce the release of the Panther A family in 1/35 scale, please do not get me wrong I love a Panther it is a greatContinue reading “Moaning modellers, are we spoilt or are we just too hard to please??..”