Thursday, April 01, 2010
Airfix in the House
Building fanatic MiddleOne has conceived a great desire to build AIrfix models, after seeing James May's "Toys", where he built a 1:1 scale model of a spitfire (yes 1:1 you read that right). So apparently has everyone else and the model shop (which I had to drag myself away from) was sold out of everyting Spitfire related. But he got this great Eurofighter.
The big issue is how to stop him hogging all the models so that I can have a go.
He really loved the Scalectrix one too.
Of course I know I turned out all right after making all those models with that heady solvent, but I do wonder whether I should expose my kids to it yet ?
Hasn't the world changed ???
Solvent Glue and Pyrotechnics - Such Boy fun ...
The glue solvent isn't so bad with the modern glues (and the fancy applicator is a hoot). The main problem is the airfix paints, but we have done all the work in small batches on the back veranda in the open air, so no solvent problems so far.
Making the model rocket fly (and not get destroyed on impact) is a more complex problem. CO2 sparkler cylinders and fishing line can fix that though.