Finally got back to the bench here in uber muggie New York!! Tamiya 1:48 scale Messerschmitt Bf-109E-4, flown by Oblt. Gerhardt Schopfel, France 1940. Oblt. Schopfel was assigned to the 9th Stfl, 3rd Grp, Jagdgeschwader 26 during the Battle of […]
Modeling by Frederick J Seitz III
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I have been building plastic models for most of my life Started out as a kid, got sidetracked by girls, marriage and kids, then got back into it in the early 80’s.
I really got serious about HOW I build after reading a Kalmbach book called, “How to Build Scale Models” by Roscoe Creed. It’s written in plain English, and it’s written to someone who really had no idea how to make those seams go away. From there the rest is history.
Mostly I build aircraft, but I have started to dabble with some armor and ships. we’ll see how that turns out!
I’ve met many great folks while enjoying this hobby and hopefully will meet a few more from this website. I LOVE the low key approach, and the complete lack of whining that can be seen on other sites.
Thanks for having me aboard!!
Well, it’s finally finished….except for the aerial, which I’ll add tomorrow, because I’m tired and I’d just screw something up right now. I used two detail sets by Lone Star Models, one for the cockpits, and the other for the […]
I got this one done, my third for this year! A honey of a kit, loaded with detail and great fit!! Loved building this model and I’m gonna have to pencil in another one, just because! I hope you like […]
This is the Pro-Modeler kit in 1:48 scale. I built her a few years back as an OOB project, and if memory serves me correctly, overall it was a pleasant experience with a few hiccups. Hiccup number one, was the […]
Another Axis bird! I built this one, after seeing my friend Bill Koppos’ build of the same model. I like the way his came out so well, I got busy on mine. I see many of these at shows, and […]
After seeing Terry’s beautiful D3A2 model posted yesterday, I thought I’d stick my neck out with one I had built a few years back. It’s a terrific model, that fits well, and a subject that really needed to be updated, […]
Not going to get in too much of a chat with this one, as I already have written about their F6F-3. Same build experience with this one. Great overall detail most of the time, and could be improved upon in […]
Tamiya’s F4U in 1:48 scale is a beautiful model, that pretty much builds itself. Fit and finish of the parts is awesome, and the only issue I have found with building these kits, is with building the wing deployed. You […]
Decent kit of Grumman’s fighter, and a pleasure to build. I thought it had excellent exterior detail. The prop was a little disappointing, as was the cockpit. I thought they could been better, but at least Eduard captured the look […]
The Hobby Boss “Wildcats” in 1:48 scale are all pretty good models. They line up. They look right, and have a pretty fair amount of detail, even if some of it is a little overdone. Still, I found them to […]