When the Bug Bites You
When I was a kid, my father and I would watch history-related National Geographic specials, particularly those featuring oceanographer Bob Ballard. In 1993, nine-year old me first heard the word Guadalcanal on one of those specials – an hour-long look at Ballard’s quest to locate the wrecks that surround the island. It was the first time I’d heard of Iron Bottom Sound, and the first time I really understood how wide-ranging the Pacific War had been.
Thanks to the holiday season, Aoshima’s full-hull IJN Fuso found its way into my stash a few days ago.
for my review on Complete-Models for a look inside the box!
Another year has passed us by, so you know what that means: time for a review!
It’s been a wild ride these past few months in my world. Finishing up my second-to-last semester in graduate school, plowing through a major project at work, and – of course – making headway on my workbench when I find the time. With the end of school comes a surge in that freetime, and I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be supplementing my work here on The Museum Modeler with reviews, tutorials, and possibly other work for Complete-Models.com!
This site, dedicated to connecting modelers through sharing our work and ideas, is undergoing a re-launch after a server relocation. They’ve been working to establish connections with manufacturers like Airfix, and I was excited when its site managers sought me out and asked me to become a content contributor for them. This also neatly solves a problem I’ve been struggling with lately: how to continue with reviews and the sort without deviating too far or too regularly from this site’s intended purpose: a discussion of modeling through the lens of accuracy and historical immediacy. And so, going forward, I’ll be limiting my review work to the Complete-Models servers and linking back to content here on this blog. It’s a win-win for all involved, and I hope you’ll tag along as I link away to the wider modeling community.
With that out of the way, here’s a link to my first contribution: a review of Trumpeter’s 1:700 USS Hornet (CV-8) that neatly wraps up the build that has been followed intermittently here on my own page.
I’ll see you soon. Until then: take care, and happy modeling.