The Sir Robert Bond Papers: IMPS SJ Hobby Show – November 9

The local chapter of the International Plastic Modellers Society will be having its annual model show and competition on November 9 at the Arts and Culture Centre in St. John’s. You can find more information at the chapter website along with some samples of what the talented local modelling community produces. -srbp-

The Scott Ross: The Model Laborer of 1848

On July 22 1848 beside stories of fighting in Paris and markets in England, the front page of The Globe featured this column. As I was reading I thought this article could be perhaps excused because the opinion it expressed was just popular at the time, after finishing, I’m glad it was. Punch was a ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Moebius’ Skipjack

Here are some views of Moebius’ 1/72 scale USS Skipjack held together with green painter’s tape.  Skipjack was the first nuclear-powered hunter killer submarine using the teardrop hull design that optimised underwater performance.  Skipjack and her sisters were the fastest submarines in the US Navy until the arrival of the Los Angeles class boats in ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Christmas will arrive early this year

Word from the hobby shop Thursday is that the USS Skipjack is on the way. In 1/72 scale, this is going to be one big submarine: -srbp-