Back when I started building the K’vort class and the B’rel class birds of prey, I was doing so to take a break from all the tedious decals I was laying down on my TMP era Federation Frigates. But when I wrapped up the BOPs, I discovered that I wasn’t quite finished scratching the Klingon […]Read more "Construction Log: Nova Hobbies 1/1400 Scale Negh’var"
Time to pull out another kit from the stash o’ doom and get ready for a fresh build! Now that the K’vort is defending the Empire, the B’rel class Birds of Prey are in flight, and the Negh’var is wrapped up, it’s time to set my sights on a bigger project – figuratively and literally! […]Read more "KIT REVIEW! 1/1400 Scale Starcrafts Romulan Valdore"
Way back in the day (and I mean WAY back in the day), I used to be the proud owner of a Ravenstar Studios Romulan Valdore cruiser. It was huge. It was green. And it was a massive project to assemble, requiring significant modification to keep it stable. But as so often happens, that’s the […]Read more "RETRO REVIEW AND BUILD – RAVENSTAR STUDIOS 1/1400 ROMULAN VALDORE!"
When we left off of the review, I was already into the priming and base coating of these beautiful little kits. I used Testors Model Master Pale Green Acryl for the base coat, which is a nice medium green that worked well for the bigger K’vort class. I picked out some of the inner details […]Read more "CONSTRUCTION LOG: 1/1400 SCALE B’REL CLASS BIRDS OF PREY"
After finishing the beautiful WARP models BOP as my 1/1400 scale K’vort, I still felt like I had a serious Klingon itch to scratch. I decided I wanted to display a smaller B’rel class scout BOP next to its bigger cousin, but I wasn’t sure where to go for an accurate kit! Like most Star […]Read more "KIT REVIEW! “1/2500” SCALE FEDERATION MODELS KLINGON BIRD OF PREY"
What better way to build a model, than to build two of them together? At least that was the thought running through my head while I looked at the bare resin of both the Akira and Steamrunner classes of ships sitting on my bench. The ships have similar paint jobs, and both have wallpaper decals, […]Read more "Construction Log: Akira & Steamrunner"
Welcome to another retro review! This time I’m covering a model that has been around for a good long while, but still deserves its place in the sun……the much-celebrated Starcrafts 1/1400 scale Akira class! Now, full disclosure: I’m actually DONE with this model. I’ll be posting its build log soon. But I wanted to go […]Read more "“Retro-Review” Kit Review: 1/1400 Scale Akira Class Starship"