Editor’s Note: I should explain that I asked Don to give us some background to his building of this model. In particular, Don has built several models of capital ships, mostly British, from WW II, and while it is really great to see and appreciate his skilled construction it is interesting to know something of the history of the ships he has chosen to build. I also asked him to comment on the kit itself and, especially, the build. In recent years, there has been a major sh
As a scratch-builder, I’m not sure about all this plastic stuff ……. but it looks like Joe’s really in the groove and working on r/c power conversions. Starting at the end of January, he’s now well into construction of a Dumas 1:350 scale model of the Akula, a Russian nuclear attack submarine. He’s planning to keep it as a dynamic dive model and using an old Futaba 4 Ch Tx (which he already has). With a length of 33 inches, it should be good for pool use and at the pond.
I think it true to say that we’re all quite fed-up with “Covid”, it doesn’t matter what …….. it’s been affecting just about every aspect of our lives, young and old alike! Having a hobby has been a real help for many of us, a break from talking to ourselves, the boring TV and anyone else who will listen ( pity our significant others). It’s been a relief from all that unwanted exercise ……..clearing snow, hunting for elusive Christmas candy bars, and over indulging at suppert