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@aloisious AL HOFFMAN

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Building since about 1954. My Father was a builder & u-control flyer & got me started. Moved to Indy from Cincinnati when I was 10. We left over 200 built models on my walls & hanging from the ceiling.
Married for 43 years with one 40 year old child who is a first responder.
Will start anything that strikes my fancy. Finishing it is another matter.

1936 Ford Street Rod

AMT 1936 Ford. 1/25th. Kit from the 60’s that has recently been rereleased. Latest release version has globs of molded plastic on the bottom side like a resin slush mold that needed clean up before any building could start. a […]

Revell Phantom Vicky

This was built 100% OOB a while ago mainly as a painting exercise. It was my first serious attempt at using acrylics. I wanted to see how well it laid down & if it stayed on when masked with tape. […]

Another Porsche 956

Tamiya released a 956 in 1/24th with this livery but this isn’t it. This is a Starter full resin kit in 1/43rd with vacu-formed glass. Little over 4 inches long. The black & yellow colors are Model Master enamel & […]

Delahaye by Heller

Got one done so here it is. This is the Heller 1/24th Delahaye. Delahaye was a French car manufacturer probably the most affected by the Art Deco movement in the 30’s. This is an example of their more restrained coachwork. […]

Porsche 956 Short Tail

I’m don’t remember much about the history of this car. Probably campaigned ’81-’83 time frame. It was powered by a Porsche flat six. The driver decal lists Bellof, Bell & Holbert but I don’t remember them being teamed together. The […]

’78 Season Brabham BT-46

This Formula 1 Car was powered by a Alfa-Romeo 12 cylinder engine. The Brabham team was owned by Bernie Eccelstone before he bought F1, designed by Gordon Murray & the #1 car was driven by Niki Lauda . John Watson […]

Highway Pioneers Club Contest

Didn’t see a group this fit into so I’m putting it here. One of our local Model Car Clubs recently had a meeting at my house w2hich included a contest that I sponsored. The requirements included building a Gowland & […]

Otaki 1/48th P-40

You P-40 builders have no one to blame but yourselves for this dog being shown. I was feeling left out. It was pulled out of my graveyard. It was built when the kit was first released so you tell me […]

Airfix 1/72 Hawker Typhoon 1b

It is still June 6th over here so here is my contribution. It is Mn317/ZYB of No. 247 (China British) Sqn., 124 Wing as of June 1944. Late in the build I convinced myself that it was a 3-blade prop […]

1962 Chevrolet Bel Air

This is my latest completion done as a mild custom/street machine. All the emblems have been removed. It has been lowered using blocks in the rear & modified spindles in front. Engine is a 409 from the kit with modified […]