Mother

My Mother was a kind gentle woman. A homemaker. She was the youngest of 10 children and had to grow up between two world wars when the pickings were slim and this with 8 brothers! Never had proper schooling or education. She barely got married to my dad and got a job in a cookie […]

Land Of Hope & Glory!

After 22 Years I Finally Became An American Citizen

On Thursday last week, I had the privilege of finally becoming a U.S. Citizen. It felt great! After a journey of more than 22 years, I’m proud to call myself not only a naturalized resident of this wonderful nation but, foremost, an American! The path to this accomplishment has not always been easy. I can tell […]

Reach for the Black Sun!

Building and painting Squadron Models HAUNEBU II kit

Recently, I finished my first “Sci-Fi” project ever. Squadron’s own Haunebu II kit. I never was a big fan of Science Fiction. Never warmed up on the idea of building a spacecraft, although I have to admit that as a kid in the sixties, I was a devoted groupie of the Apollo missions. Ever since, […]

Nighttime Nemesis

Building HobbyBoss' P-61 Black Widow - Customer Build & Guest Post by Rick Cockrum

I recently shared with Jef at Squadron workbench my build of the BIG 1/32 scale Hobby boss  P-61B Black Widow. At over 740 pieces, this was the most ambitious project I have ever attempted. And without question, this big bird challenged my skills. Still, colorful language used during the month and a half project, and […]

Dear Santa…

Coming from Belgium, Christmas has always been and I assume, still is, the greatest time of the year. That’s the time when the turkeys have to run for their lives over there. Belgians don’t have Thanksgiving like we have here in the US, so usually the family reunions were planned around Christmas time. When I […]

Keeping An Open Mind

Over the recent years there were many occasions where I attended model shows. I still do actually.  Usually I look forward with a big dose of excitement for those days.  Mostly it is to physically monitor what’s new on the market but more important, to observe the quality and craftsmanship that is on display currently. […]

Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas

Sending Goodies and Encouragement To Our Troops Around the Globe

Greetings all!  As Manager of the Customer Service team here at Squadron, I was thrilled to have the chance to Guest Author the blog this week.  As a modeler myself, joining the group here at Squadron has been like a dream come true. Not only am I surrounded by a treasure chest of model kits […]

Guns-N-Plastic Roses

I’ve always had a fascination with guns. I like everything about them. The look, mystique, engineering and the “power absolute” that a gun carries. Does this make me a violent person or an antagonistic individual? Not at all. There is more appeal to guns than the eye beholds. Agreed, with what is currently going on […]

Focus!

When Will I Finish Another Model?

I’m becoming more and more aware that I’ve reached a point in my life after almost 5 decades of being a modeler, that it is hard to stay focused with subjects that I’ve picked to build. What I’m trying to say is that, while I love what I’m doing, staying on point is not all […]

Father’s Day

Build a Model...Build a Bond

I was tasked to write something about Father’s day and the joy of modeling, sharing this wonderful experience with your kids and grandkids. An easy task they said – but that is only partially true. Especially for me since I never mastered the skill of siring a male heir to the Verswyvel throne. Although I […]