“”Dragon’s Breath” is copyrighted by Dave Bordelon and is used with his permission.
City Park, New Orleans
July 22, 2016
by Jack Hollander
This is an old Hobbycraft 1/48 scale Peashooter.
There’s not much to say about it except that it was a really neat kit.
This P26 was actually a complex kit and it took as long to make it as any of the other planes I’ve made.
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This week’s Video is P26 Peashooter by Malcolm Auld
“You can trust your dog to guard your house but never trust your dog to guard your sandwich.” – – Anonymous
July 15, 2016
Mars Lunar Explorer Vehicle
By Gil Gonsoulin
The Mars Lunar Explorer Vehicle (MLEVS-5) is from Pegasus Hobbies. It’s a large model measuring 15.5 inches tall and 10 inches wide. The front windows allow you to view the complete interior.
The kit goes together well; however, be careful on step 17. In small print there is a “no cement” section and if you miss it, the landing gear won’t be correct.
The biggest challenge is painting the model. If you follow what’s called for in the instructions you’re in for a lot of masking.
But since this is Sci-Fi, you can make up your own paint scheme. Painting was done using Testors Model Masters, Alclad and Tamiya paints. The kit decal went on easily with no problems
I used after-markets parts for the ladder and platform. The screen for the lights is photo-etch and came with the kit.
Photos by Jeff Junker
This week’s Video is Mars Lunar Vehicle –
“Don’t worry if plan A fails, there are 25 more letters in the alphabet. ” – – Anonymous-