F/A-18F

I’m doubling down on the painting part of the model making. This is the most fun part of the whole process for me. I’ve used 6 layers in this model. First, the entire model is painted gloss white. Then silver as the metallic base layer. Two shades of transparent blue on top to create shiny…

World’s largest wooden nickel

I’m biking east along Interstate highway 80 and today I’m visiting the “world’s largest wooden nickel”. It’s 16 feet / 5m across. First, when the Americans say “world’s largest” they really mean “America’s largest”. I find it cute in the same way teenagers can be cute. I genuinely love the unabashing exceptionalism and the moral…