As I was walking through the store yesterday I stopped to look at some of the completed models that customers have placed in our display case over the years. One of the things that have always fascinated me are the ship models. Here are three of them. The first is the Fujimi 1/350 scale model of the Imperial Japanese Navy battleship Kongo, built by Allan Bone of O’Fallon Missouri. Allan built this model from the Fujimi kit and added etched metal detail parts and a laser cut wood decking material along with a lot of hard work.
The next model, while only being about half the physical size or so is still the same scale of 1/350. This is the IJN Yukikazi. This Kagero Class destroyer was built using several kits for parts and many etched metal and hand made detail parts. The model is configured for Operation Ten-Go on April 6th & 7th, 1945. The late Dan Keck of University City Missouri was the builder. Dan was an exceptional ship model builder.
And the last to be seen in this post is another model by Dan Keck. This is the USS Buchanan DD 484 as it appeared November 13 and 14 1942 during night action at the Battle of Guadalcanal.
Please excuse the pictures, hopefully I will do better next time. These models show you just what can be accomplished with the different kits that are available, along with patience and research.
As most of you know we have developed a new website for www.hobby1.com . Our old website had a link to some images from our train photo collection (accumulation) and we added to that link additional images as we had time. We since the old website is no longer available I have begun to place the photos up on a Flickr site for the store. Here is a link to that site:
Eventually, I will get all of this under control and learn how to put buttons up for things like this. And we will be adding additional images from the collection on a regular basis now. So take a minute and enjoy some of these.
By the way, for all of our RC and Model customers, we have not forgotten you. We are working on some posts that will have an interest for you.
As so many of you are aware, Eric Brooman has been one of the top of the model railroad builders for many years. Eric’s photographs of his layout have graced the covers of Model Railroader and Model Railroad Craftsman many times as well as other publications and books. The other day Eric brought in a disk with a few of his photos for us to share and enjoy. So here they are. Hope you like them as much as we do.
This year the IHobby Expo is moving from Chicago to Cleveland. Here is a link to this hobby bonanza consumer and trade show:
For the last 20 years, give or take, the show has been held at the Rosemont convention center near O’hare airport. With the move the organizers are hoping to spur a larger crowd to visit the convention. In their effort to do this they are adding the High Voltage Monster Truck Championships races as well as many other venues such as a Thomas the Tank Train Ride/Display area, a Make It and Take It model building area and Mecha-Mayhem 2012, a Robot competition.
Should be fun to see. Check out the site page and make your plans early to attend.
Good morning all. As of today we have entered the world of digital blogs. While I am not sure how all of this works, it certainly has been fun trying to figure it out. With this format our hope is to provide information on products, tips on how to do different things and more in a fun and entertaining way. And we want your feedback as well. So let’s give it a go.