Sunday, 27 November 2016

Boxcar Blues

Roden produce kits of some of the most interesting subjects around, and I jumped at the opportunity to add the C-119 to my 1/144 collection. Unfortunately the quality of Roden's kits often lets them down, and such was the case with this model. The surface of the plastic was very rough (so much so that I could have used one fuselage half as a sanding block) and the fit of the tail booms was also 'challenging'. But, it's done and on the shelf.

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Phiddly F-4.

Whirlybirds 1/144 F-4J Phantom, a true 'multimedia' kit. Main parts are resin, canopy is vac-form, some parts are white metal and there's a PE fret too. Not exactly an easy build, but the decals were superb. Platz recently released a full injection-moulded kit of the same variant, it would be interesting to compare the two.