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The Bench – December 2016

December tends to be the time of year when I push to finish projects. I have a “goal” of trying to complete five kits a year. In the past, I’ve rushed through simple builds or going with a rat-rod satin finish that doesn’t require a lot of effort just to…

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Honda CRX 1st Gen – Tamiya

When I visit other cities, I always try to visit a local hobby shop. While in Vancouver, I found a fun little shop and while I was there, I found this CRX. I wanted to add to my Honda Civic/CRX collection and I didn’t have one of this generation. Naturally,…

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The Bench – November 2016

Moving along! Although I didn’t need to start MORE projects last month, doing so reignited my motivation to build. Not only did I make good progress on new projects, I also moved forward with old projects. I even dusted off a very old project that was started some time in 2005!…

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VW Bus – Hasegawa

The Build: Back in 2007, I watched a video of a VW bus with a 911 engine and suspension running competitively on a race track. I immediately knew I had to build a model of one Porsche engine and all! When I bought this cargo version of the bus, I…

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The Bench – April 2016

Motivation and time to work on projects has continued to be slower than I would hope. I still managed to paint the VW bus as well as paint several of the smaller parts on the 70 Superbird. I needed to finish some minor body work on the body of the…

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The Bench – March 2016

March followed the trend of last month. Still reeling from having to strip the VW bus, I continued working on other projects. The 70 Superbird chassis and engine were completed. I dusted off my wildly long term diecast Civic project by grinding off the last of the previous paint attempt…

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The Bench – February 2016

Through February, I started digging into my full scale car hobby and didn’t spend as much time on models. I also ran into a problem where Tamiya spray primer had become scarce. After reading about using JB weld for filler in Scale Auto, I decided to give it a shot.…

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The Bench – January 2016

After bombing the paint on my VW bus in December, I really had a hard time moving forward with anything significant. My intent has been to finish every car that is currently in progress and I’m sticking to it. There are a few that have been sitting for years simply…

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