Saturday, September 13, 2014

Kit of the Week Revisited


     Remember when I showed the box for the Heller ladybug model kit? Well, I bought it and earlier this week I completed the assembly.



     The finished bug measures about 3 3/4 inches (110 mm). Right now she's guarding a shelf of my Western paperbacks.

8 comments:

Bill Crider said...

A most excellent and colorful bug. I recommend the following tune as its theme song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTGQWe0dMkE

Cap'n Bob said...

From a little bit of soap to a little bug. I see a theme developing here.

Evan Lewis said...

How do you know it's a she?

George said...

We used to have Lady Bugs around here, but with global warming they've more or less disappeared.

Cap'n Bob said...

It's a LADY bug, Evan. They're all females.

D Gary Grady said...

For some reason huge numbers of lady bugs lived in the space above the hung ceiling in my old office and quite often they'd drop onto my desk. This went on for years. They never caused any problems, but I never could figure out what they were living on.

Incidentally, an inch is (by definition) 25.4 mm, so 3.75 inches is a fair amount less than 110 mm. Don't trust what they print on the box.

Cap'n Bob said...

Or I shouldn't trust myself to measure with a ruler held in the air.

Cap'n Bob said...

OK, I took another measurement and it's around 4 inches, including the feelers.