Hey Folks, I’m going to start 2017, by finishing up a couple projects that I had begun, in 2016. Last part of the year was hectic, and time at the bench was just not an option. However, as the new […]
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!!
Hello Folks, Expanding on a theme by Tom Cleaver ,Here are the kits I managed to complete over the past year. While not as many as I had hoped, it’s what I had time to tackle, in between life’s little […]
Here are a few of the F4F’s that I’ve built over the years. As one might guess, Grumman’s F4F is one of my favorite fighter aircraft, (Followed close by the P-40 and P-47). There is one 1:32 scale Trumpeter, two […]
A few of the F6F Hellcat models I’ve built over the years. All are 1:48 scale and they list as follows: 1st two pictures are Otaki’s F6F-3/5 kit, built as a -3, flown by Lt. Alex Vraciu of VF-6, off […]
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 […]
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, […]