Tuesday, May 26, 2020


LAST WEEKEND SAW A 48-HOUR GROUP build, organised by Peter Chiang, of the Hobby Bounties model store, in Singapore.

SMN report: The build featured the Airfix 1:48 scale P-51 Mustang, in a 48-hour ‘kitathon.’ started at noon on Friday 22 May, and finished at noon on Sunday.

Judging criteria included:

  • Taking pictures and posting to the Hobby Bounties Facebook page.
  • Four pictures of finished project and a picture each of key standard work done. For example, hand-painting method, spray-can blotches, masking and hand-painting, rescribing sanded-off panel lines.
  • An out-of-the-box build, with no additional or after-market parts or decals. No electronics.
  • Physical enhancements were allowed, but not much else.

The overall winner model picture would be used on the Hobby Bounties Facebook page for three months, with credit to the modeller.

The 48-hour build drew 12 participants from three countries - Kuwait, Malaysia and Singapore - plus two pro-modeller observers from the UK, Mat Irvine and Tony James.

Click here to visit Hobby Bounties at Facebook.