Model Shop: Hobby Land, Osaka.

Location: Hommachi, Osaka. The last noteworthy scale model shop I visited in Osaka is Hobby Land located in Hommachi District.  Take the Midosuji Subway Line to Hommachi Station, get out at Exit 17, turn right and walk two blocks, then turn right again.  The store is as shown on the map below.  Very easy to find. ... Continue Reading →

Model Shop: Volks, Osaka and Tokyo

Location:  Akihabara District, Tokyo, and Nipponbashi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka. While in Tokyo and Osaka, I visited Volks, a chain of large hobby shops in Japan.  Volks is a large hobby shop spanning six floors of a building, same in both Tokyo and in Osaka, with each floor dedicated to a category of hobby such as Gundam, sexy... Continue Reading →

Hasegawa Bf-109 G-2

Model by:  Yuri Hul. Our modelling buddy, Yuri Hul, just finished his 1:32 Hasegawa Bf-109 G-2 in North Africa scheme.   I thought I would share his work here. The model is for the Luftwaffe ace, Hans-Joachim Marseille, with 158 aerial victories before he was KIA, not due to being shot down but due to mechanical... Continue Reading →

Monogram F-15C

Build Date: October 12, 2002. F-15C of  1st FS, 325th FW at Tyndall AFB. This model was built from the 1:48 Monogram F-15A kit (Kit No. 5801).  The kit, without any modifications will produce an early F-15A.   The kit is typical of the old molds from Monogram. When this kit was released around 1984 it... Continue Reading →

Model Shop: RX88 Hong Kong

Location:  Kowloon, Hong Kong Just as I have a very good idea of what a good bottle of wine should be, I have a very distinct idea of what a good model shop should be.  As such, I think RX88 Hobby in Hong Kong is an excellent hobby shop to visit while visiting my old... Continue Reading →

Tamiya 1:48 A1J Skyraider

Build Start: August 5, 2017 - Finished September 7 56th Special Operations Wing, 602nd Fighter Squadron, 1969, Thailand The full article of this build will be published in the November Issue 265 of Tamiya Model Magazine (TMMI). Aircraft: The Douglas Skyraider was an aircraft that was designed in the latter part of World War II... Continue Reading →

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