Tag: model

Scratchbuilding beatbots

A scratch-building story full of beads, bots, super-glue and baking soda.

Snowspeeder flying over Hoth diorama

I was really happy with the snowspeeder model I have built, but I was unhappy with the stand included in the kit. I decided to try to build a piece of terrain and create simple scenery.

Star Wars snowspeeder 1:48 model build log

Because I enjoyed my last scale model build a lot I have quickly started working on another one. This time I picked a Star Wars snowspeeder kit by Bandai. I always liked the aesthetics of Star Wars and I am more interested in building sci-fi and space-related models rather than historic planes and tanks.

Bandai kits have a great reputation and since I was hugely disappointed with the quality of the shuttle model made by Revell as I wrote in the build log, I wanted to try a kit with a very good reputation to have some comparison.

And just to make to context clear: this is the second scale model I am building after I got back to the hobby after more than 20 years long break. It’s the 3rd plastic model I am going to paint ever. And it is the first one I’ll attempt to weather.

Revisiting an old hobby - building a plastic model kit: Space Shuttle Atlantis

Somehow, I have got an idea to revisit one of the former hobbies of mine.

When I was a kid I was quite interested in planes. Apart from reading books and visiting air shows I also ended up building few scale model kits. I have never really got good at it. If I remember correctly, I managed to paint only one of them. Somehow I didn’t have enough patience to learn more and pass through the true beginner phase.

It might be interesting to try again now, a few decades later, maybe I am patient enough? I bought a cheap Revell model kit of Space shuttle Atlantis, glue, paints and other accessories and this is my experience.