Tag Archives: classic model kit

A Fossil of a Fossil

Most modellers enjoy history and research as part of the hobby. Finding out all about the thing you just got a cool new kit of always makes it even more fun, I’ve found, and as a result most modellers are also amateur historians. However, you can also delve into the history of not only the […]

Build Here, Get Gas!

The US Air Force tanker crews have a saying: “No one kicks ass, without tanker gas!”. Well, long before air-to-air refuelling was a common practice, this maxim still held true. The best planes in the world were just so much scrap without fuel! For aircraft dispersed in the field, or operating from more primitive airstrips, […]

From Zero to… still Zero!

The Mitsubishi A6M Zero is one of the most famous planes ever. There are tonnes of kits of it, and every year or two it seems like we get a new one, a better one or a bigger one (sometimes, all three!). The Zero’s fame has ensured it will always be kitted somewhere. However, its’ […]