Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Trumpeter 1/72 Merkava Finished

Man, I haven't been here in a while. But to make up for my absence at least I have brought some photos for you to look at.
This is Trumpeter's little Merkava. Not a bad kit but nothing flashy either. It lacks tow cables and the pioneer tools are molded on which gives it a toy like appearance.
However, I over looked the short comings thanks to its great fit and engineering. The running gear and tracks are one piece which made assembly a breeze.

The base is simple, as most of my bases are. Here's how it looks.
Thanks for reading!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

SCU: While You Are Out

We all know the importance and allure of a good workbench. You can scarce go a day without seeing a picture of a fellow modeler's workspace, displayed proudly, on whatever social media circles you tend to hang out.
We are proud of our workstations. After all, that is where all the magic happens. Like a mechanic is at home in his garage, so are we most comfortable at the bench or wherever it is you model.

However, the hobby extends well beyond the hours we spend actually putting glue to plastic. For me, modeling does not start and end at the workbench. The true is same for you considering you're reading this blog.

That's why this week I want to know:
How do you stay in the hobby when you're away from the bench?

This can be as simple as gathering references online to the more obscure like rummaging through your neighbor's flower bed for diorama materials.

Don't forget, post the link to your response in the comment section below!
Remember the rules! Be courteous and post the links of your fellow bloggers' replies to this topic in your response.
If you'd like to join, its easy! Just have a blog and write your response.

Sprue Cutters Union is Back!

After a long break I am pleased to say that the Sprue Cutters Union will be returning in May. Before you start dusting off the lap tops you should know that the format for the new SCU has changed.
I will no longer be presenting topics on a weekly basis. I simply don't have the time for that any more. Instead, each topic will be given at the beginning of the month and each participant will have nearly a month to respond.
Ideally, each new topic will be laid out on the first weekend of the month and all responses should be submitted by the last Friday of the same month. Hopefully, having several weeks to reply will bolster participation.

Any way, the same rules apply. Be sure to copy the links of other participant's responses in your own posts. This way we generate readership to all!
I hope you're all ready to jump back into this. I will do my best to maintain the SCU as long as my schedule allows. Look for the first topic to appear this weekend! I'm certainly looking forward to reading what you all have to say!

Carry on.