Modeling by Frederick J Seitz III


Tamiya 1:48 scale Bf-109E-4

by Frederick J Seitz III on August 28, 2016 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

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 […]


Finished! 1:48 Scale, Nichimo Ki-45, “Toryu”

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 […]


Finished! – 1:48 Scale, Airfix Hawker Hurricane

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 […]


Messerschmitt Me-410B-1, “Hornisse” (Hornet)

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 […]


Hasegawa, 1:48 Scale, Macchi MC.202, “Folgore” (Lightning)

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 […]


Hasegawa 1:48 Scale, Aichi D3A1, Type 99, Carrier Bomber, ‘Val’

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, […]


1:48 Scale Eduard, F6F-5, “Hellcat”

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 […]


1:48 Scale Tamiya, F4U-1, “Corsair”

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 […]


1:48 scale, Eduard F6F-3, “Hellcat”

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 […]


1:48 scale Hobby Boss FM-2, “Wildcat”

by Frederick J Seitz III on February 29, 2016 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

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 […]