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Modeling by Frederick J Seitz III

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Nichimo 1:48 Scale, Nakajima Ki-431c, “Hayabusa” (Oscar)

by Frederick J Seitz III on January 24, 2017 in Aviation -- 19 Comments

Another “Oldie but Goodie”, Nichimo’s “Oscar” is one of the best, if not THE best model of this important Japanese fighter, in any scale. But that’s my opinion. Model went together beautifully, with very little needed attention to seams. It […]

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Accurate Miniatures SB2U-3 “Vindicator”

by Frederick J Seitz III on January 22, 2017 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

This is Accurate Miniatures 1:48 scale Vought SB2U-3, “Vindicator”. I had built this kit a few year ago, also when IT first came out. I had gotten a kit that had the original flaw in the rear fuselage, where there […]

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Accurate Miniatures SBD-3, “Dauntless”

by Frederick J Seitz III on January 22, 2017 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

Hey Folks! This is a 1:48 scale, Accurate Miniatures SBD-3, “Dauntless”, that I built many years back. If I recall, it was right around the time the kit was released. This was a while back so bear with me. I […]

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Happy New Year, Everybody! Starting 2017 by finishing stalled 2016 projects.

by Frederick J Seitz III on January 2, 2017 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

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 […]

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Completed for 2016..

by Frederick J Seitz III on December 17, 2016 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

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 […]

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WILDCATS, WILDCATS and MORE WILDCATS

by Frederick J Seitz III on December 10, 2016 in Aviation -- 19 Comments

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 […]

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Hellcats, Hellcats, Hellcats, and MORE Hellcats…

by Frederick J Seitz III on December 5, 2016 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]