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The Bench – June 2018

I managed to pick up the pace through June. I continued working on the interiors for the Alfa and Superbee. I also finished a significant amount of the work on the 66 Chevelle. The interior for the Alfa was easy to detail. I did have to fill in a sink…

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Toyota TE27 Levin Corolla – Fujimi

I love old Japanese cars. That was my motivation for buying this kit. Since it is a curbside, I’m planning on a quick build. Originally, I wanted to build it 100% box stock however, while researching the car online, most examples had Watanabe wheels. I liked the look and ordered…

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The Bench – May 2018

I was not as productive in May as I would have preferred. I had to travel quite a bit and was generally busy with my actual responsibilities! I still managed to get in a few nights of work. I tried out my new Zero Paints pink primer. I learned a…

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The Bench – April 2018

April was another busy month in my shop! I was able to finish the VW Golf, the ’69 Corvette and the Toyota Corolla TE27. I had finished the Golf, applied the decals and sprayed it in clear last month. This month, I finished all of the detail work and completed…

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1969 Corvette – Monogram

Long ago, in my early years of working at a local hobby shop, a friend of my brother’s stopped in and asked what model my brother would like as a birthday gift. We settled on this Vette. My brother had built a few models when he was young but he…

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MKI VW Golf Racecar – Tamiya

Bravery. That’s what it took to build this kit. It didn’t come right away but eventually, I pulled it together and hammered out the complex livery. I wanted to build a first gen Golf, the MKI, and picking up a race car version seemed like a good idea at the…

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2012 Corvette Coupe – AMT

I picked up this kit from Hobbylinc for less than $7. Why not? I wanted a C6 Vette for my collection. It is a basic curbside kit. Everything is molded into the chassis which is unfortunate but overall, it is not a bad kit. I’m surprised there are engravings for…

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The Bench – March 2018

Wow! My idea for reigniting my drive to build worked better than I expected! I quickly hammered through the AMT 2012 Corvette build and made great progress on the Toyota Celica. Having reignited my motivation to build, I pulled out a few of the projects that have been lurking in…

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