Friday, May 6, 2011

Picture Perfect Friday. My tools of the trade.

This is a look at the tools of my trade, no not one I make money with. My hobby is scale model building which can be a trade in itself with the investments you make in time, money, research all dd up.

I have two converted tool boxes that house my tools, from paints,spare parts glue masking tape decals pant brushes mixing palliate empty jars for washing my brushes in. You see the most recent model I am working on here, and my last tool is my computer.

Yes my computer is a tool, I never work on any model without doing background research, and the internet is a great place to find photos, actual footage of the aircraft or vehicle in service and of course historic articles and reviews can be located easily. Yes I still have some books, but more often now I use my computer.

So there are the tools of my trade, or more correctly hobby. Hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Jerry D, a special Model I built.

Twice now I have built models for others.  Two years ago in 2009, I built a model of a VW Bug from the 1960's for my father in law, this was no normal Bug, in that it was a royal blue, with one red door.  The story was, that Bob had a Bug, and the drivers side door had to be replaced, but for what ever reason the door was replaced with a red door instead of the color of the VW Bug.

This last Christmas, a good friend and co-worker asked me to build her a model, because she had seen so many photos of the models I had built over nearly two years, that she wanted one as a gift.  The following video shows the story and the model that I built for my friend Jerry D.