Being Rudolph Valentino

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, let me tell you a little bit about my wife. We all have to admit somehow, that being a modeler does not catapult us into immediate stardom. We do not embody the ultimate man, women dream of. We are not the chosen ones. Neither are we the gent that turns the […]

Reflections

Not too long ago, I found myself standing on a small hill, overlooking the vast rolling plains near Little Bighorn, Montana. In front of me, at a downward slope and in a disorganized pattern, were small headstones placed, where once, the courageous men of the 7th US Cavalry fell. When an outnumbered detachment of the […]

A Trip into Memory Lane

Occasionally, I receive a letter from a customer that just wants to say hi or express that he or she has been a lifelong customer from Squadron. Mostly it is a handwritten letter. That by itself makes it, to me that is, so much more appreciated. That someone in this day and age, with all […]

Shooting the Breeze

  I’ve been a modeler nearly all my life and that’s a pretty long time. It’s funny how when something captivates you as a child, it can have a lasting effect on the rest of your life, as it did on mine. I wonder if my mother would have brought home a sewing kit when […]

Styrene Athlete

Never was much of a sportsman. Played some soccer when I was a kid. Well, I was the goalie most of the time, so other than getting my knees dirty when I “dove” for the ball or leaning against one of the goal posts, there was not much activity taking place to grow some muscles. […]

Optivizor Blues

I’ve been a modeler almost all of my life. I tinkered with some other stuff over time but always fell back to my first love of entertainment, gluing plastic together. Some might subdue a yawn and shout, “boring!” However, I have to disagree. Building models is quite exciting and, yes, educational. But I digress… I […]

The return of the Silver Saucer!

  If you’ve read my previous blog about the Haunebu II, you have a pretty good idea of what it was all about back then, when Germany desperately was looking for a way out and leave it all behind. The interesting topic however but what if it would have happened? Scary thought but it also […]