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@billkoppos Bill Koppos

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62 years of age, Modeling since birth. Do planes, armor, have a ship started. World War 2 is main interest but will stray back in time, never forward. Competition shooting, collecting Military rifles, riding my Harley and reading History occupy the non -modeling time. I am a mechanic by trade, for the famous Village of Amityville, Long Island.(Yep, the “Amityville Horror” place). Married 34 years to a lovely long-suffering woman and have one 28-year old kid, who builds better models than me.

I actually finished something….Csaba 39 m

The 39M is a Hungarian armored car of early WW2. The 1/35 scale kit is from Hobby Boss, I never expected to see one of these from a mainstream molder, but it fits nicely in my armored car collection. My […]

Midway Marauder

Saw that Greg Kittinger wants to do a Midway B-26. Here was my interpretation, done a couple of years ago. “Susie-Q” was an early bird with short wings and different tail gun position. Valom had a kit of it, it […]

Well 2016 is almost gone so….the 2016 output.

Wait a minute! 2016 just freakin got here! It’s gone already? Sheesh. I hear that the explanation is at 10 years old, a year is only 1/10 of your life BUT at 61 a year is only a lousy 1/61th […]

“Yonder they come!” December 7 (8) 1941 Philippines

Built this little dio a couple years ago, in line with my lifelong interest in the Philippine fiasco of ’41-’42. Tried to represent a mad scramble of the 34th Pursuit squadron at Del Carmen field on the Day of Infamy. […]

I love a theme….My Hellcat entry

Eduard’s 1/48, done right after it’s initial release. Prop and tires were replaced with Hasegawa items, and a true Details cockpit set used. The small decals are also Hasegawa. The finish represents a Lexington fighter flown by an ace from […]

Failed Concept…BP Defiant Airfix 1/48

It seemed like a good idea at the time. An interceptor fighter with all it’s armament concentrated in a rear-mounted turret, whereby the pilot could concentrate on the maneuvering and the gunner on gunning. The Brits were always concerned with […]

Sharks are everywhere…49FG P-40K

Due to the recent P-40 profile posting I dusted one off. This one was built back when the Hasegawa 1/48 “Special edition” K came out. It’s been shelf sitting with it’s 49er groupmates and has come out for a flight. […]

Tank in the Box….Hobby Boss 1/35 Schneider

Howdy boys and girls it’s been awhile, I have been building, just not a lot of finishing. Got this one done somehow. It’s Hobby Boss’s model of an early “tank”, The French Schneider CA. For history and specs and such, […]

My Prize Easy Eight.

Built exclusively for iModeler because you gave it to me, as award for December’s monthly model. I was never really interested in the late war “Easy Eight” until of course, I saw “Fury”. Then I was turned on to the […]

Saab Story J21 pusher fighter

Pilot Replica’s first and only release, a 1/48 Swedish Saab J21 twin-boom pusher. Actually My son Kyle built this one, I be just the poster boy. He reports it to be a pretty good build, complaints being a split wing […]