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 […]


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 […]

Tool Mania

Why Modelers Need So Many Tools

Why do we need so many different tools to build a model? I remember a time when a potato knife and my mother’s nail file sufficed to finish the task. Sometimes I got really lucky and found some leftover scraps of sandpaper in my dad’s toolbox that he used to sand the rust off his […]

Here’s How To Finally Get What You Want This Christmas

Gift receiving in the holiday season is a tough thing to manage. Especially for us modelers. You have all these things you want, but how do you tell everyone what you want without knowing who is purchasing for you and more importantly – what they’re buying for you! Yes. Life is tough as a modeler. […]