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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

2018 IPMS Phoenix

Here are a few images I took of some of the models at this year's IPMS in Phoenix, Arizona. Who thought Phoenix in August was a good idea? There were, from what I understand, a little over 2,000 entries. There were some amazing examples of supe[...]

How to pack a model.

I'm off to the IPMS nationals tomorrow and I'm taking the Horton with me. Ithought long and hard about whether I should ship it next day or take it with me as carry-on. The questions I asked myself were- 1, do I ship it and have it get destroyed[...]

The Ho-229 Display Stand

After I finished my Z-M Ho-229, I realized there was something missing. I thought that the pieces that didn't go on the final model needed to be displayed separtely. So, I built this little stand to hold the top of the wing, body, nose, and engi[...]

May iModeler Winner Prize has Arriveth!

Just received my award for the 1/32 Ho-229 I submitted in May. A big thank you to the judges for selecting my model. I built the BM version of this excellent AMK kit and have big plans for this one. This is probably one of the best kits I have e[...]

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 up because they are in [...]

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 chamber, Uschi van der Rosten[...]

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 do a little retouc[...]

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 metal and plywood. I still have [...]

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 in the nav lights, y[...]

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.