Gill Gonsoulin's take on the Pegasus Models Mars Lunar Explorer


Arrivals For the Week Ending April 1, 2023 – –  

March 31, 2023

Hawker Tempest

by Jack Hollander

This was a bear of a kit to put together. It has a lot of “fit” problems.

The instructions say to complete the cockpit first and then enclose it with the fuselage. If you do that, it won’t go together. Instead, I glued the left hand side of the cockpit and attached it to the left hand side of the fuselage.. Then I did the same thing to the right hand side before gluing the fuselage together.

Hawker Tempest

Even then, I had to shave the side of the floor. It does, however, come with some very nice photo-etch for the cockpit.

No rivets were included with the kit, so I used a pounce wheel to create the effect. I followed this with a wash to make the rivets visually “pop”.

Hawker Tempest

The decals were really good. I cut around the carrier paper so as not to get silvering. I used Alclad for the radiator.

March 19, 2023

Takom Wiesel

David Clarke put together this Takom 1/16 Wiesel A1 TOW.

Takom Wiesel

The base color was Floquil Southern RR Green with Vallejo Black and Brown as the camo colors.

Takom Wiesel

Weathering was done with a combination of AKI weathering pencils, Monroe Weathering Wash on the under carriage, and liberally applied Monroe Weathering pigments.


Hub Hobby’s original building on Broad St in New Orleans has been demolished. Word of it being torn down spread like wildfire.

One of our customers, Jim Letten, was emailed by his friend Martin about the demolition of their childhood hang-out.

The subject line was: ROSEBUD

“Rosebud” was the dying word spoken by Orson Welles in the movie Citizen Kane: a reference to his childhood sled – the symbol of memories of youthful innocence.

Read it here

hub hobby shop

“”Quarter Light” is copyrighted by William Wolfe and is used with his permission     

  New Orleans, Louisiana