Due to the loss of our home and workshop we are not able to fill any orders at this time.

Sorry about that!

Building "outside the box"

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

You might not believe this, but I get bored. Day in, day out, after 40+ years of model making it can get a bit stale seeing the same old thing on every website and contest table, hanging from the cieling or in my own display case.

Just last night at my local bar I was asked what my favorite airplane was and nearly got punched when my answer was NOT the P-51 Mustang. Like any model builder, I like the Mustang, but other than a few racing variants I am not likely to ever build another.Too many much more intersting and worthy subjects await us out there in history land. The menu is vast, if you're willing to look around and do some research.In this case, google really IS your friend.

The model pictured above is a perfect example of what keeps me interested in this wonderful passtime.Built over in the UK by James Hatch, this is the Hong Kong Models Gloster Meteor F.4 plastic kit in 1/32 scale, converted to the two seat T.7 trainer using  my resin conversion set available on this very website.

Besides being an exquisite example of the model builders craft, this build is of a unique moment in the life of an historic aircraft, finally restored to flying status , but before the inevitable re-paint as a service machine.

The finish, consisting of different types of primer and raw metal offers the builder a very challenging and eye-catching alternative to the usual stuff, and assures a model that will be an instant stand out on any contest table and in any display. You can't miss it.

It will make you think. It certainly got me all fired up when I saw it. I've been lucky enough to be around a fair number of for-real aircrat assembly lines as well as warbird restorations, and there's no shortage of otherwise boring subjects from all eras of aviation ( and automotive ) history that could be built like the model above, somewhere along the way from a pile of bits to flight...Maybe even a Mustang!

Comments

Thanks for the added focus on

Thanks for the added focus on our area of focus. I believe that we will see more ways that we can add this.

Thank You!

I just wanted to say thank you for all of your hard work. I had to put in years of time and hard work into my Parker Hail Repair business, so I know first hand how big of an accomplishment all if this really is.

Such a great model

The article really inspired me to do better at my work .

I agree

The article really also inspired me to do better at my work Auto Detailing.

Absolutely agree

When not working on a re roofing west palm beach I enjoy building these types of models. Thank you

Same Hobby

Me too. If I'm not doing a roof replacement for a client in St. George, you can always see me in my room building plane models.

Me too

I don't just create but I am also collecting plane models. It's a hobby of mine that I couldn't resist.

Cheers,

Sam | Plumber Birmingham AL

Great write-up, I am a big

Great write-up, I am a big believer in commenting on blogs to inform the blog writers know that they’ve added something worthwhile to the world wide web!..
link olx

You Too

Aside from having the article as an inspiration, only a few people that are talented and wise always have this perception of thinking outside the box. Do you agree?

David| Roofer at Roofing Northern Beaches New South Wales, Australia

My favorite hobby

It is great to do these type of activities in a clean home or building if you need a top-notch cleaning service do not hesitate to contact us here to provide the cleaning that needs to be done.

Awesome post!

Awesome post!

What's your favorite hobby?

Did you mean you're creating model airplanes too? or do you collect them? Anyway, I'm planning of collecting airplane models soon but not for now.

Jack | Carpet Cleaner in El Paso | www.carpetcleaningelpasotx.net

I felt the same way

I felt the same way. For me, if you really have that passion to do that one thing push and think outside the box. Nothings impossible if you believe in yourself. By the way, does anyone here from San Jose, CA looking for quality tree trimming services? please reach out, we are glad to help.

This post is truly inspiring.

This post is truly inspiring. Cheers!

Such an Inspiration

Same with me. I'm really impressed by how creative the author is in writing and building plane models at the same time. As such, this makes me do my best at work and with my hobbies too.

Regards,

John | Technician at El Paso Appliance Repair

This blog post is quite

This blog post is quite interesting!

Same here. Sometimes at work,

Same here. Sometimes at work, we have options to think outside the box especially when we encounter problems that are difficult to resolve. Challenges are an inspiration to move forward to reach success.

George | Retaining Wall Contractor Dallas Texas.

Looks Good!

This is a quality model! It can be tough sticking to a single hobby for so long but congrats on the dedication. It really shows a powerful level of discipline.

Inspiring!!!!

Inspiring!!!!

Oh! great I love this model.

Oh! great I love this model.

They properly discuss the

They properly discuss the point on it, just like the gutter cleaning on your house.

I totally agree

Thinking outside the box and create something without following any instructional materials is a skill or talent that can be developed through time. And yes, with that dedication, you can really make things possible.

Regards,

Jeffrey
Professional Carpet Cleaning Glendale AZ

Love it, I’m going to

Love it, I’m going to recommend your blog!

I feel really happy to have

I feel really happy to have seen this site.

Thank You!

I just wanted to say thank you for all of your hard work. I had to put in years of time and hard work into my Parker Hail Repair business, so I know first hand how big of an accomplishment all if this really is.

Exactly

Exactly the same from me. Great work. Although I miss their products.
Nimes toiture

Oh! Nice POST I love it!

Oh! Nice POST I love it!

Models did it for me

Models were my first foray into cars. I actually learned about car parts from models before becoming a mobile mechanic in La Palma, CA. Now I own the business.

Same here

I'm also into car models but haven't tried to venture yet and make that hobby a business. My co-workers at Avondale Fencing always recommend me to do it as a sideline. But, I'm still thinking if it is feasible and profitable.

Landscaping Colorado

Great!

Pretty cool post. It’s really

Pretty cool post. It’s really very nice and useful post. Keep it up!!

This is a great site, full of

This is a great site, full of good info and advice. Thanks for sharing!

This is great, thank you.

This is great, thank you.

Great blog post, many thanks

Great blog post, many thanks for sharing

I am just happy that you

I am just happy that you posted all the things needed to prepare and to be done. Greetings

Nice post!

Nice post!

Great! Thanks for sharing.

Great! Thanks for sharing.

Inspiring!!!!

Inspiring!!!!

The models here look like full size planes and cars - amazing.

Blown away by the detail of these models. Unbelievable care has to be taken when building these.....just like the care we'll take when making repairs as a mobile mechanic in La Palma, California.

Gorgeous!! Love this edition.

Gorgeous!! Love this edition.

yes

And

Absolutely fantastic posting!

Absolutely fantastic posting! Lots of useful information and inspiration, both of which we all need!Relay appreciate your work. With game, you can give a striking new look.

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
CAPTCHA
To help us prevent spam, please prove you're human by typing the words you see here.