Century Series

I noticed recently that I had posted my 100th blog entry (“A-37B Dragonfly”). To be honest, I never thought I would make it to twenty posts. The fact that I am still posting nineteen months later proves that there is still substantial interest in the model building community. I hope that through my blog, some of you have come back to or even started in this fantastic hobby.
Blogging about my builds has become a part of my building process. I enjoy hearing the criticism, constructive or not, and all the stories from my readers all over the world. It seems that model building has provided many warm memories of childhood for many people. It certainly has for me. I’m sure that twenty years from now, my children will hold those same memories of me building away while they are running through the house playing.
In honor of my 100th post, I have decided to build a few airplanes from the Century Series. I have already built an F-100 and an F-105. If you consider the F-111 to be included, then I have that taken care of as well. For my next builds, I have chosen to go with Hasegawa’s F-104 Starfighter and Meng’s F-102A Delta Dagger. I have been itching to get at theses kits for awhile and can’t think of a more convenient time to fit them in.
My only progress has been to cut the pieces from the sprues and prepping them for paint. From the looks of the kits I should be able to excel at these. I have been wrong before, though.
To add a completely unrelated kit to this set of builds, I have decided to throw in PM Models Lippisch P.13a. The Lippisch is another odd but revolutionary design from Germany. As my readers know, I have a soft spot for these types of aircraft. This kit isn’t the finest quality but I only paid $2.99 for it. I can definitely make do. The whole model consists of ten parts. Four of those parts make up the towing trolley leaving the other six for the airplane. The moulds aren’t the greatest, but certainly not awful. With a little elbow grease, this kit will be done quickly.


19 thoughts on “Century Series

  1. Congratulations. When I was a child I built just about every WW2 german aircraft I could get my hands on. About 10 years ago I found myself buying kits again. I’ve bought about 30 so far. I’ve also bought a decent airbrush and extractor unit and a lot of reference material but have not started a single kit yet having got somewhat diverted by macro photography. One day I’ll make a start. I have enjoyed following your blog especially the more obscure WW2 german builds so look forward to seeing the completed Lippisch. Keep up the excellent work and blog. http://www.entomacrographic.co.uk


    • Thank you! WWII German aircraft are one of my favorites to build. I have a few more odd ones to build and I’m always looking for more. You gotta make the leap and get building! It’s certainly addictive.


  2. As with previous visits, I found myself scrolling and scrolling, with ever-increasing fascination. I found the Dragonfly a particularly interesting project.
    I used to love building aircraft, although later I did get hooked on old sailing ships. There, the details of fittings and rigging present a particular challenge, especially for a yachtsman like myself.


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