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@georgelj George Johnson

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Avid model builder. I like building modern jets and helicopters, and will occasionally build WWII and real space subjects. I live in Beaverton, Oregon. You can check out my modeling website: https://www.georgesmodels.com

Ho-229 at the Air and Space Museum

I just heard today that the Smithsonian Air and Space museum will pursue putting my Ho-229 on display at the Udvar-Hazy center alongside the real one. Can’t express how thrilled I am. They’re not sure when it will be put […]

Zoukei-Mura H0-229 Completed

Zoukei-Mura SWS 1/32 Ho-229. Well, I finally finished this thing. It took me exactly 4 months to the day to build it. I must say that I’m very happy with the results. This, with the exception of the resin combustion […]

WIP: The 1/32 Ho-229 Saga Continues

Almost finished with the SWS Zoukei-Mura 1/32 Ho-229. The body and wing panels are removable to show off the nifty interior parts. The underside of the wing and center section will be given the plywood treatment, and I have to […]

I can’t resist

I decided to add the wash to the metallic engine covers and heat shields sooner than I thought. The top cover will not be attached to the model. Half will be plywood, half paint. The underside will be all natural […]

The 1/32 Zoukei-Mura Ho-229: The End is Near.

Here’s another installment in the Ho-229 saga. Got the wings done tonight! That was a big accomplishment. Little fiddly parts that had to be attached. Actually, I thought I was done. It just occurred to me that I haven’t put […]

More Z-M insanity.

So this Zoukei-Mura Ho 229 is taking on a life of its own. It’s been consuming me, I can’t stop thinking about it and It’s driving me insane. Much more to go.

1/32 Zoukei-Mura Ho 229

Glacially slow progress on this beast. I wasn’t sure how to portray the “beavertail” section so I made it a metal/wood combo because the molding is a bit ambiguous and I really couldn’t fined any references. I attached the bottom […]

1/32 Zoukei-Mura Ho 229

Normally, I would add this article to the Work-in-Progress section, but this this thing is coming along so nicely that I thought it would be appreciated more here. This has been-other than the addition of HGW seatbelts and wood panel […]

Zoukei-Mura Ho 229 WIP

I started this a few weeks ago and have made some steady progress. This is the really wonderful 1/32 version. The level of detail in the kit is like nothing I’ve ever seen before. The wing is almost finished in […]

1/48 Hasegawa QF-4 Aerial Target Conversion

Finally finished this thing. It was a kit that I bought about 20 years ago when I was getting back into model building. After market includes Eduard seats and exhaust, as well as a couple of parts from an ancient […]