In the past few weeks I've been in contact with several people who are either thinking about, or in process of, building the Glencoe subchaser model. One or two I stumbled upon, while looking for other chaser-related things online, and a couple of people contacted me. So, while this might be "old news" for many of the people on the email list for the Subchaser Archives Notes, I thought I'd list a few things that might be of interest to chaser model builders:
- First, if you're going to build the Glencoe chaser in particular, you will want to read Jack Hudock's article on improving the Glencoe kit. Jack offers lots of suggestions for things you can do to build a more authentic model, and some excellent specific suggestions for methods.
- Note that the Glencoe model was recently re-released, so although you can sometimes find the old version for sale in online auction sites, you should also be able to find the 2009 version for sale on hobby sites. It's a new run from the same molds.
- And finally, take a look at the Close Aboard section of the site, which contains lots of close-up photos of chaser components, everything from guns to deck boards.
If you would like to submit some photos of your chaser model project for the Showcase section, please feel free to do so. Contact me through the site (if you don't already have my email address) and let me know they're coming. Always happy to add more examples to the site!
--Todd Woofenden, editor