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City Park, New Orleans

 

July 22, 2016

 

P26 Peashooter

by Jack Hollander

This is an old Hobbycraft 1/48 scale Peashooter.

 

p26 peashooter

 

There’s not much to say about it except that it was a really neat kit.

 

p26 peashooter

 

This P26 was actually a complex kit and it took as long to make it as any of the other  planes I’ve made.

p26 peashooter

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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

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.

Mars Lunar Explorer Vehicle

 

 

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.

 

Mars Lunar Explorer Vehicle

 

 

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.

 

Mars Lunar Explorer Vehicle

 

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

 

Mars Lunar Explorer Vehicle

 

I used after-markets parts for the ladder and platform. The screen for the lights is photo-etch and came with the kit.

 

Mars Lunar Explorer Vehicle

 

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-