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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, (But I never stopped building though…) then got back into it in the early 80’s…

I really got serious about HOW I build after reading a Kalmbach book titled, “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!!

1:48 Scale, ICM kit of Dornier’s Do-17Z-2, “Flying Pencil”

Up until recently, the only kit of the Do-17 in this scale, was the old Hobby Craft kit, which really was not a good representation of this famous German bomber. Then came Classic Airframes, which although MUCH better, was a […]

1:48 Scale Hasegawa, Mitsubishi A6M3, Model 32, Type 0, Navy Fighter, (Hamp)

This is Hasegawa’s 1:48 scale kit of one of the variant’s of Mitsubishi’s famous fighter aircraft. Because of the squared off wing tips, allied pilots thought they were facing a new Japanese fighter, and gave her a different recognition name, […]

2017, a look in the rear view mirror…

Hello fellow plastic-hedz!! Merry Christmas to everyone!! 2017 has been a better year than I thought it was going to be. Six completions, and one at about 95%. I hope to have her done too, bringing the total up to […]

Mitsubishi A6M2b, Model 21, Type 0, Reisen or “Zero”

Finally finished this Hasegawa 1:48 scale A6M2b, Type 21, Model 0. I found the overall build to be decent. Great in some spots and a somewhat, pain in the arse in others. While detail in the cockpit, engine and wheel […]

Progress on ICM kit, 1:48 scale Dornier Do-17Z-2….Finally…

I managed to get a few hours on the bench this past week. Got work done on a Hasegawa 1:48, A6M2, (Paint ready), some detail work on another Hasegawa kit, 1:32 F6F-5, “Hellcat”, and this beautiful kit, ICM’s Dornier Do-17Z-2. […]

Douglas TBD-1, “Devastator”, ‘Torpedo Eight’, USS Hornet-Part Two

“Many of my friends are now dead. To a man, each died with a nonchalance that each would have denied as courage. They simply called it lack of fear. If anything great or good is born of this war, it […]

Grumman F4F-4, “Wildcat”, ‘Fighting Three’, USS Yorktown

This is the always popular 1:48 scale Tamiya kit, of LeRoy Grumman’s tough little fighter. This model represents the aircraft flown by Mach. Thomas F. Cheek on the morning of 4 June, 1942. During that action Mach. Cheek, was credited […]

Vought SB2U-3, “Vindicator”, ‘VMSB-241’, Midway Atoll

This model represents a “Vindicator” attached to Marine Bombing Squadron Two Forty One, (VMSB-241). It was flown by 2nd Lt. Sumner Whitten, with Sgt. Frank E. Zelnis, as gunner. After unsuccessfully attacking the Japanese battleship HMIJNS Haruna, “Number Eleven” was […]

Douglas TBD-1, “Devastator”, ‘Torpedo Eight’, USS Hornet

Number 8-T-16 was another of the aircraft lost the morning of 4 June, 1942 during the Battle of Midway. This is the aircraft of the C. O. of Torpedo Squadron Eight, (VT-8), Lt. Cdr. John Waldron. During the Battle, Lt. […]

Douglas SBD-3, “Dauntless”, ‘Scouting Six’, USS Enterprise

‘S-1’ was a “Dauntless” assigned to Scouting Squadron Six, (VS-6) and was flown from USS Enterprise, (CV-6), by Lt. Wilmer “Earl” Gallaher. Lt. Gallaher flew this aircraft, putting the first of four 1,000 pound bombs delivered by Enterprise pilots, into […]