Tuesday, May 3, 2022

I Just Couldn't Help Myself


the P-26 looks surprisingly small next to the Goshawk II

       While waiting for the glue to dry on some figures that I was assembling my wandering eye drifted toward some model aircraft that I had yet to put away in the Pile Of Guilt. The old classic Revell/Monogram kits were destined to employment in my Chinese Air Force (to oppose my recently completed Japanese forces). Knowing how simple and easy to assemble these kits are I thought to myself, "Why not?" (this sort of thinking has led to all sorts of trouble over the decades) and within the hour they were completed. To this day I am amazed at the excellent fit and design of these ancient models. I was forced to wait a couple of days to get them primed due to weather conditions but after that I was done in the blink of an eye. Now I am berating myself for not sticking to plan and finishing the Soviet Air Force, ah well, now I'm back to painting French Guard Artillery and assembling a horde of Victrix Carthaginians for The Housemartin (more on that later).

the Chinese bought a good many Hawks but only got eleven of the P-26

I still have a little work on the pilots and  the weathering to do


  1. Thanks Ray! But I really have to stick to my plan and get the Russians finished before I branch out too much. My plan is to sort out the Russians then the Chinese followed by the Finns. Then perhaps a Spanish Civil War or the U.S. "Yellow Wings" era

  2. Nicely done. I think I had one of those P26 models when I was a kid?

  3. Liking those a lot. I had the P26 kit when I was a kid.

  4. Excellent models my friend. The Japs will burn in the china sky tonight.

  5. I got any army of Carthaginians painted. Just need to finish the shield. This project has been on the shelf of dooms since Victrix released them