Modeling by Jack Mugan


A Couple Of Cool Cats

by Jack Mugan on September 30, 2016 in Cars & Motorcycles -- 19 Comments

Don’t know exactly why, but I just think the Jaguar XJR-9LM is a really cool looking racer and I knew I wanted to build it one day. I have had both the Tamiya and the Hasegawa kits in the stash […]


Building Northrop’s XP-61C/D

by Jack Mugan on July 15, 2016 in Aviation -- 21 Comments

About a zillion years ago when Monogram first released their 48th scale P-61 Black Widow, I built the black version but I have no recollection what ever happened to it. Over the years I always wanted to do the natural […]


Building Eduard’s 48th Scale Fw-190D-9 ProfitPACK

by Jack Mugan on June 27, 2016 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

I will have to admit up front that I am not a German aircraft expert, but I did manage to talk myself into building one of my favorite aircraft. I was really interested in this Eduard offering and was curious […]


Building Monogram’s 48th Scale Vought OS2U Kingfisher

by Jack Mugan on June 17, 2016 in Aviation -- 24 Comments

The Kingfisher took to the air in 1938 and quickly became the Navy’s eyes of the fleet on any ship that had a catapult. I was fortunate enough to hear a talk given by one of the few who flew […]


Building the Shelby Cobra 427 S/C

Arguably the best-known American sports car in the world, the Shelby Cobra appeared on the race circuit and the rest is legend. The Cobra and the Corvette Grand Sport rivalry entertained and excited race fans all over the world. The […]


Building the AMT 1970 Chevelle 454 SS American Muscle Car

by Jack Mugan on April 18, 2016 in Cars & Motorcycles -- 10 Comments

Way back in 1964, GM prohibited the use of engines larger than 400-ci in their A-body intermediates, for some stupid reason, right in the middle of the muscle car wars. It wasn’t until 1970 when they lifted the ban, due […]


Back to The Classics

by Jack Mugan on January 18, 2016 in Cars & Motorcycles -- 19 Comments

(Google is my friend) The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class (formerly known as the SL Roadster prior to 1994) is a grand touring roadster manufactured by Mercedes since 1954. The designation SL derives from the German Sportlich-Leicht, (English: Sport Lightweight) and was first […]


Building High Planes Awesome 48th Scale Rare Bear

by Jack Mugan on January 13, 2016 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

The Bearcat that became Rare Bear was a severely damaged wreck when discovered by Lyle Shelton in 1969. It had been abandoned next to a runway in Valparaiso, Indiana after it crashed there from a throttle-on torque roll in 1962. […]


Building A Bearcat Champion Racer

by Jack Mugan on October 19, 2015 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

I started out to build the Bearcat in the Glenview scheme, but as you can see, there was a change in plans along the way. I know racing aircraft is not everyone’s cup of tea, but when one is looking […]


Happy Dance Time

by Jack Mugan on September 29, 2015 in Aviation -- 28 Comments

My prize arrived the other day so I can hardly wait to get into the build. Thanks to Martin and the guys for choosing my model of the Challenger I. This site is the greatest!