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June 2nd, 2024 - I'm mad as hell... You've probably noticed a shiny new banner on the home page. In a nutshell, I've been in a battle with the Canadian Revenue Agency for several years now, and I'm no closer to resolving the issue, and I'm not the only one in that same boat. I've pretty much reached the end of my tether with them, thus I have started a petition on Change.org. If you're a fellow Canadian, please sign the petition and tell all your friends to do the same: Mandate Better Service from the Canada Revenue Agency. This useless and unbelievably inefficient "service" (I use the term in its loosest possible sense) affects us all and our tax dollars are funding it. It's well past time we demand something is done about it. Enough said! Grrrr....
March 16th, 2024 - Golly, it's been a while. Well, here's a very small update. That is, it's an update with a very small model: Brengun's 1/144th Heinkel He 162 to be precise. In other news, I have actually been quite busy with another project which is part of the reason I haven't updated on here very much lately. I've started my own YouTube channel, which can be found here. It continues in the same lighthearted and irreverent style as this very site, in fact it has the same name. Have a look and see what you think.
August 10th, 2023 - Alert the media, I finished something. Tamiya's 1/72 P-47 Thunderbolt is here for your amusement today.
May 28th, 2023 - Has it really been 5 months since my last update? Apparently so. Well darn. Nevermind, Trumpeter's 1/72 T-28 is here to rectify that sad situation.
December 29th, 2022 - Happy belated festivities, merry Gnu year and all that. My final update for 2022 is the evil bee-yatch personified, Christine. Don't piss her off.
September 21st, 2022 - I seem to do better with updates when I don't make promises. 3 updates in 2 weeks - unheard of! Here's the last of the trilogy: Revell's 1/144 Airbus Beluga. I finally get to use that airliner section I created years ago...
September 12th, 2022 - Ask and ye shall receive. A mere 5 days after the last update and I already have another one, Trumpeter's 1/72 SAM-6. I'm on a roll.
September 7th, 2022 - Okay, I admit it; I lied when I said more updates were coming soon. I meant to keep 'em coming, honest I did. It's just that life got in the way, again. *Sigh* When will I learn? Anyway, at least there is something to post today: Hasegawa's 1/72 Nakajime Ki-44. More updates... sometime.
December 13th, 2021 - Remember when I said in the last update that there would be some real updates very soon? Well, apparently "very soon" is, in my case, a relative term. If you consider that our sun is 4.6 billion years old then yes, a mere 10 months since the last update is very soon indeed. I feel so much better. As if the lengthy delay isn't enough, today's model - the first model I've completed in more than 4 years in fact - is about as tiny and insignificant as you can get: AFV Club's 1/144 Curtiss P-40B. Hardly worth the wait I know, but there is more coming. Soon, very soon...
February 8th, 2021 - Rumours of my demise have been greatly exaggerated. Okay, it's doubtful any such rumours exist, but admittedly it has been an awfully long time since the last update. A lot has happened in the past two, well, almost three years I guess; moved from the UK back to Canada, moved from province to province several times within Canada, a trip back to the UK after the death of my mother in August, 2020, and various other exciting adventures have all lead to a lengthy delay in updates. However, the chaos seems to have almost settled down now and there is life at the end of the modelling tunnel so expect some real updates very soon.
April 4th, 2018 - After much deliberation I have decided to sell off a large portion of my personal model collection. I simply don't have the time to build much these days and I'm finding when I do sit down at the workbench it's often more of a frustrating experience than a relaxing one. So the time has come, many of them will just have to find new homes. I will therefore be listing on my Thunderbird Models site kits, decals, accessories, and books on a daily basis, some new, some not so new. Though primarily aircraft, there will also be many armour, naval, figures, sci fi/real space and automotive subjects. Many of these will be long out of production and, dare I say it, possibly even quite rare so now's your chance to grab some much sought after goodies. Please check the New Products and Pre-owned & Out of Production sections daily to see what's available. I may also sell off some of my built models, many of which are featured on this very site. Watch this space...
September 22nd, 2017 - Not so much an update today as it is a Lazarus moment. It's been a very long time since I looked at the Viewer Gallery but when I finally did I realised all the pages were blank. It would seem I revamped something long ago and forgot to reinstate the gallery pages. Oops. This has now been rectified.
September 16th, 2017 - A long overdue update to the 1/144th scale section today and it's a first for that scale; a prop driven aircraft. Claude's the name, Sweet A5M4 Claude to be precise. You may also note the 1/144th page has been split into subsections, similar to the 1/72 page, and that the former now has an airliner / civil aircraft section. A tantalising glimpse of things to come, I'll say no more on that at this time.
July 12th, 2017 - Not really an update today, just a reinstatement of the guestbook on a trial basis. If the individual, or individuals, who insisted on wasting my time with their spam rubbish last year decide to make a return appearance (not by popular demand) I will have no choice but to remove said guestbook permanently. Go on, I dares ya...! More models coming soon.
April 28th, 2017 - Ooh looky, two updates in two days! Hardly makes up for 16 months of silence but hey, it's my party and I'll cry if I want to. So as promised only yesterday, here's a new addition to the modelling pages. Dragon's 1/72 Type 97 "Chi Ha" Late Production in fact.
April 27th, 2017 - Wow, it has been a long time, hasn't it?! It may appear that I've been an idle bastard since the last update but I can assure you, nothing is further from the truth. I think. I've been building, yes, but not finishing much as per usual. There are some new models to add as soon as I can get my camera to take some decent pictures which, for reasons known only to itself, it is currently refusing to do. I have however finally added text and construction pics to the Eduard Dr. I in Josef Jacobs' markings, so there you go, all is not lost.
January 2nd, 2016 - I'll start out with the obligatory Happy New Year to everyone, hope it's a good one. 2015 was kind of a non-event for me personally; shit happened - both good and bad - but nothing to write home about really. Nevermind, my first venture for 2016 (though I actually finished it several weeks ago) is Tamiya's 1/72 De Havilland Mosquito, finished with my own Thunderbird Models decals.
Sept. 26th, 2015 - I completely revamped my Scale Colour article for a recent issue of IPMS Canada's BeaveRTails and this version, titled The Scale Colour Myth, has now replaced my original Warped Plastic article.
Aug. 17th, 2015 - No one is more surprised than I am at the subject of the first ever 1/48 scale model on here. I had dreams of it being something exciting and exotic like the Monogram B-58, B-17 or maybe the Black Widow. Instead it's a Magna Models Miles Martinet. Mmmm....
Aug. 1st, 2015 - Cripes almighty, has it really been more than 9 months since I last did an update?! Shocking. Time flies when you're having fun I guess. Never mind, better late than never. Tonight we have the Airfix 1/72 Spitfire Mk IXc, a model I actually finished several months ago and have only just now got around to putting it on here. It's also been completely butchered in the July issue of Model Aircraft - my first and quite possibly last article for them....
Oct. 18th, 2014 - Well I think a bit of fanfare is in order here. Today I have posted the first 1/32nd scale model this site has seen. In fact it is the first aircraft I've built in this scale for well over 30 years. So without further ado, I give you (insert trumpet peal here) the Roden 1/32 Sopwith Triplane. Bless this model and all who sail in her.
March 5th, 2014 - Alert the media, I actually finished something! And it only took 5 years to get this one done; Dragon's 1/72 Dornier Do 335A-0. Oh, and a very belated happy new year to all.
September 22nd - In one fell swoop today I've doubled the size of the small scale navy, which wasn't difficult as there was only one lonely little submarine. Now there are two! Weehaa. The HobbyBoss 1/700 HMS Astute is here to keep the Seawolf company.
June 9th - As promised, today's offering is Monogram's Red Baron, the first 1/24th scale car kit on here I might add.
June 8th - I'm baaack.... Actually I never left, just been a bit busy. But I have been building and here's the first of several new models, the Omega-K Katyusha.
Jan. 15th - By garsh, it's a new rant, young 'uns. Can the Spam is thy name. I'm on a roll....
Jan. 1st, 2013 - Here's something I haven't added for a long time, a WWII fighter. The Airfix Curtiss P-40B in fact. Harpy new year.
Dec. 31st, - Well, golly, it's been a while. Here we are on the last day of 2012 already, how the time flies. I've been a busy beaver the past year, what with the business and all plus, sadly, still working full time. Nonetheless, I have managed to get several models built and here's the first of them, Revell's GTO Tiger. More soon. Happy old year, I'm very glad to see the back of 2012....
May 4th, - As promised, here's the next nasty rant: 5 Steps to a Progressive New Fish.
March 28th, - Now here's something we haven't had in a very long time: a new rant! Don't be fooled into thinking I've become soft and complacent in my old age just because I haven't had a good ol' rant in ages. Nope, not me. I'm just as pissed off as ever and I've got plenty more where this one came from. Enjoy, and be sure to tell your friends.
February 11th, 2012 - I'm baaack! Wow, I can't believe I only did two updates last year, and only one of those was a new model. Can't promise I'll do any better this year, what with the new shop and all. I have been building, and even finishing stuff, just not had a chance to get them on here. Never mind, here's a little something in the form of a Warp Models Space 1999 Eagle to kick off 2012.
April 23rd, - Only a minor layout change today. I moved the counter from the main greeting page to the homepage to more accurately reflect the number of visitors. I think most people arrive at the homepage first and ignore the other one and I'm sure there must have been more than 14,000 visits since I fired this puppy up exactly 7 years ago yesterday. Happy belated birthday Warped Plastic, you're a big boy now.
April 17th, 2011, - Okay, it's been a while I must admit. What can I say? Things to do, places to go, people to see. Not really, but it does seem like there just isn't enough time in the day lately. Have no fear though, I have been building whenever I can spare a few minutes, and for the first time ever on this site, there is a seagoing vessel. So without further ado, I bring you the Hobbyboss USS Seawolf. Oh, and another armour model, the Hasegawa Humber Scout Car.
August 8th, - Well how's this for "reasonably soon-ish"? Today's model is brought to you by the number 5, the letter T and Siga: the Siga T-55 that is.
August 5th, - No, I haven't been abducted by aliens, though I sometimes wonder if that might not be such a bad thing. In fact, I have been hard at work starting my very own little business - an online model shop to be precise. Called Thunderbird Models, I will be enlightening the masses on the joys and perils of all things modelling. Plastic modelling, that is. So please drop on by, check it out and purchase many, many things so that I can quit my crappy day job and retire before I'm too old to care anymore. :-)

Oh, and yes I have been getting a bit of building done so there will be more new models on here reasonably soon-ish....
January 23rd, 2010, - A belated happy new year to all the assorted Cratchets out there. A wee update today in the miscellaneous models section; it's the Airfix Stephenson's Rocket.
December 27th, - Okay, it's been a while I must admit. To make up for my laziness, I have not one, not two, but three new models today. Yessirree Bob, it's a red letter day in the land of plastic thingies. Two new entries in the Miscellaneous Models section, Heller's Bart Simpson and Revell's Spitsfire plus one new 72nd scale aircraft, Revell's MBB Bk 117 helicopter.
October 5th, - Don't get too excited, it's only an update to the guestbook today. Getting more than a bit tired of these assholes who keep trying to plug their pathetic little porno sites so there is now a spam blocker incorporated into the guestbook. No doubt they'll find a way around that but hey, I command the almighty power of the delete button. More models coming soon...
June 4th, - It's a tank by golly, and a French one at that. Trumpeter's Char B1 bis to be precise.
March 15th, - Gosh durn it kids, it's another one of them pesky WWI biplane critters. Someone get out t' yonder tree an' cut me a switch.... Roden's SE5a is today's treat.
March 8th, - Continuing to work on the new format when time permits, which isn't often. I did split up the miscellaneous models link page into dedicated car, ship & sci-fi/space pages and added quite a few new links while I was at it.
February 21st/22nd, -You might notice things are a bit different around here. I've been thinking of giving WP a makeover for a while now but wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do. Never was completely happy with the navigation buttons and the sub-menus so these were the first to go. Also, as cars & sci-fi were becoming more numerous, I decided they needed to come out of "miscellaneous models" and graduate to their own dedicated sections.
I got rid of the contact form which, for reasons unknown, became u/s and replaced it with an email link. Anyone that's contacted me over the past few months and didn't get a response now you know why.
And finally, I've reinstated the guestbook which I'm quite sure will be populated on a daily basis by idiots trying to get me to go to their herbal viagra websites or whatever.
I'm still working out the details and making sure all links are back up and running but hope to have the new design finalised in the next few days. Hope you like it.
January 9th, 2009, - Happy new year and all that. I actually finished today's model months ago but photographing it has been a bit problematic. Over a year ago I bought a fancy-assed new 8 megapixel camera with all the bells and whistles... and promptly discovered my old 1 megapixel camera took much better close-up pictures. Progress... hmmph!! So all this time I've been using my old camera for macro shots. That is, until a couple of months ago when it finally gave up the ghost and refused to download anything onto my pc. So I've been forced to use the new camera and I was less than pleased with the results. After much arsing about (even read the manual again which was, of course, a complete waste of time!) I've managed to get some reasonable pics that I think I can live with. So without further ado, allow me to introduce several buh-zillion pixels worth of Revell's Beatnik Bandit.

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