Modeling by Frank Steffens


Eduard 1/48th Spitfire Mk VIII

by Frank Steffens on October 4, 2016 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

This is Eduard’s 1/48th Profipack boxing of the Spitfire Mk VIII finished as JF470, a squadron “hack” plane belonging to the 31st Fighter Group, 308th Fighter Squadron based at Fano, Italy in 1944. It is box stock with the exception […]


Tamiya 1/48th Mitsubishi A6M3 Model 22

by Frank Steffens on September 14, 2016 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

Tamiya 1/48th Mitsubishi A6M3 Model 22 of the 582nd Naval Air Group, Buin, Bouganville, flown by Major Saburo Shindo in June of 1943. The kit is box stock except for Eduard Photoetch seat belts and Modelkasten filament for the antenna […]


Tamiya 1/48th P-47D Razorback

by Frank Steffens on July 15, 2016 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

I built this kit over the past month and a half, and I was amazed at the excellent fit and detail right out of the box. I added Eduard photoetch details to the cockpit, brake lines to the main gear […]


HobbyBoss 1/48th F8F-2 Bearcat

by Frank Steffens on June 29, 2016 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

This is the first model I’ve completed since returning to plastic models at the beginning of the year. I took my daughter to the American Airpower Museum in Farmingdale, New York. After seeing the unbelievably awesome models displayed there, the […]


My brief plunge into “Armor”

by Frank Steffens on April 8, 2016 in Armor -- 4 Comments

All of these are Tamiya 1/35 scale kits: Ford GPA Amphibious Jeep, Willy’s Jeep, M3 Lee, Military Police Motorcycle and Police Officer and M3 Stuart Light Tank. All were built straight from the box and lightly weathered. The tank commander […]


Revell 1/25 1968 Charger

Revell’s 1968 Dodge Charger RTpainted with Testor’s Model Master Dark Bronze Metallic. The engine is a 440 4 barrel painted in Chrysler Engine Blue from Model Master. I added spark plug wiring, heater and vacuum hoses fuel lines and filter, […]


Revell 1/25 1964 Chevy Pickup

Built box stock with no wiring, just paint detailing. The paint is Testor’s Model Master Custom Lacquer Nassau Blue Metallic with a White Roof. The wood paneling in the bed is represented with paint. This is one of those kits […]


Hasegawa 1/72 F-14A Tomcat “Jolly Rogers” VF-84

by Frank Steffens on March 29, 2016 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

I built this for a Jolly Rogers group build elsewhere a few years ago. I used the kit decals and the Eduard “Big Ed” photoetch set. This was the first Tomcat I actually managed to finish… no fault of any […]


Revel 1955 Chevy Pro Mod

I built this one a few years ago. It’s based on Revell’s 1/25 1955 ProMod Chevy kit. I had finished a 1/72 Hasegawa F/A-18C in the “Digi Bug” scheme of VMFA-314, and thought it would be interesting if the United […]