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A Little Help From My Friends…

by Greg Kittinger on December 26, 2017 in Aviation -- 4 Comments

I have a Sufa coming to convert into a Chilean F-16D Peace Puma, but I’m a little short on decals. I tried to find the old 1/72 TwoBobs set for the Peace Puma, but couldn’t find one anywhere. I did […]

Year In Review 2017

by Greg Kittinger on December 18, 2017 in Aviation -- 21 Comments

Well, I started off the year with an experiment: a 2017 build plan (see here if interested: http://imodeler.com/2017/02/2017-build-plan/ ). I ended up completing 4 of the 11 proposed builds, and 7 total. I got distracted by group build opportunities and […]

Hasegawa 1/72 Jaguar GR. Mk. 1A – Operation Granby / Desert Storm

by Greg Kittinger on November 24, 2017 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

Finished this morning. The only modifications were: Drill out the area for the nose lens and added clear sprue sanded to shape, with a depression painted sliver for the lens; drilled extra gun exhaust holes; drilled out the airbrakes and […]

Where do project ideas come from? …

by Greg Kittinger on November 21, 2017 in Aviation -- 24 Comments

For the first time, at the beginning of the year I set up a proposed build plan for 2017. I didn’t come anywhere close! “Best laid plans of mice and men…” However, I’ve now gotten a wild hair to build […]

Help Please! I’m Planning to Bite The Bullet…

by Greg Kittinger on October 6, 2017 in Uncategorized -- 19 Comments

After brushing on 4 coats of “Desert Pink” paint on my Jaguar and STILL not getting the coverage I want, and watching a recent video on hairspray chipping to get a nice winter white wash effect, I’ve decided I’m going […]

Plaque and Medal Display Design

by Greg Kittinger on October 3, 2017 in How-to -- 10 Comments

Last week, my wife helped me figure out how to get the model award plaques out of my display cabinets (to make more room for the eventual migration of subjects from stash to display) and medals I’ve acquired over the […]

Italeri 1/72 F-5F Tiger II – Sundowners aggressor

by Greg Kittinger on September 21, 2017 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

This is my first of 2 entries for the Year of the Cat group build. I already had this on my 2017 build plan, so was happy about that! This is an older kit that was recently reboxed with new […]

MPC 1/72 P-39 Aircobra

by Greg Kittinger on August 3, 2017 in Aviation -- 21 Comments

This was a pretty enjoyable project – turning an old “dog” kit into a decent representation. This was the old MPC “Profile Series” P-39 (I understand MPC are re-boxed Airfix kits). I love the pacific theater birds marked with white […]

NASA Archival Flight Footage – Now Released

by Greg Kittinger on July 25, 2017 in News -- 4 Comments

I saw this posted in one of my blog feeds yesterday, and thought I’d pass it along. NASA has basically posted up (or is in the process of completing the postings) of over 500 new videos of archival historical flight […]

1/48 Privateer @ SoonerCon an inspiration for my next build…

by Greg Kittinger on June 22, 2017 in Aviation -- 29 Comments

A couple of weeks ago I travelled down the turnpike to Oklahoma City to attend (and enter) the SoonerCon 2017 contest. This beautiful PB4Y-2 was the belle of the ball, taking 1st in category, Modeler’s Choice, and Best of Show […]