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 […]

Birds and Bovines

Squadron Signal Continues To Be A Great Reference For Modelers

In one of my previous blogs I explained how, many years ago, I came across Squadron Signal publications in my country of birth, Belgium. As a young and dyed-in-the-wool  modeler I had never seen anything like it. Back then, as many hobbyists of my generation will concur, there was not much available as far as […]

To Win Or Not To Win

Can Showing Your Model Without Anxiety Be Just As Exciting As Winning? - I Say Yes!

I used to be a big competitor at model shows when I was a lot younger.  I would go above and beyond and most of the time to the extreme, to win the coveted 1st prize. Usually a $3.75 award with an engraved plaque that announced in a burnished manner that you were the Kaiser […]

Raining Plastic From China

Great Quality and Well Rendered - Hobby Boss and Trumpeter Are Destined For a Bright Future

When Trumpeter and HobbyBoss first came out with their larger kits, I think it revolutionized, or should I say, catapulted the hobby into the 21st century. For the longest time, the industry was in a dull place as far as styrene kits were concerned. Nothing was really moving and new releases other than resin updates […]