Or more accurately, as I don’t have a workbench, “From the coffee table”.
Anyway this entry (and hopefully its successors) are about my efforts in model making.
When I was a kid, like most boys of my age, I made a few Airfix kits. One in particular, that we made at school, sticks in my mind.
It was a Curtiss Helldiver, and it was a disaster. I remember it as a large blob of glue with some wings sticking out…
This stayed as a small irritant at the back of my mind for about 20 years, when I finally decided to do something about it. I bought another kit of the Helldiver, built it and, with the help of my very patient wife, painted it.
And here it is.
I was very pleased with it (although honesty compels me to mention that the tailwheel fell off while I was taking this photo. Don’t worry – I’ve stuck it back on.)
There then followed a few years of me buying model kits and not getting round to building them. (This is apparently normal in modellers…)
But eventually, I’ve started to build more. Quite a few of them are Games Workshop models, but not all are.
As the blog continues, I’ll try to track how my building goes and what goes into building a model.