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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 […]

Italeri 1/72 F-111A Aardvark

by Greg Kittinger on June 12, 2017 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

Built OOB except added crew, and swapped out 1000 lb iron bombs for retarded bombs. Was a pretty nice kit – a bit difficult to get the exhaust nozzles snuggled up next to the fuselage once everything was put together. […]

Hasegawa 1/72 SBD-2 Dauntless @ Midway

by Greg Kittinger on June 3, 2017 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

What began as an OOB build turned into something a bit more complex. I had 2 SDB’s in the stash to pick from for the Midway group build, and selected the Hasegawa SDB-3. The Midway decal set I was able […]

Thank you iModeler! Lucky draw prize arrived!

by Greg Kittinger on April 25, 2017 in Uncategorized -- 21 Comments

My first Airfix new-tool kit arrived today, as the random draw award for March. I’m going to have to modify my 2017 build plan to slip this one in, as I’m eager to tackle my first Airfix new-tool kit! Thanks […]

Hasegawa 1/72 E7K1 Type 94 Alf

by Greg Kittinger on March 3, 2017 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

This was a fairly straight forward build. It did require thinking through the final assembly and rigging sequence to make sure I could handle the model carefully while getting all the fiddly bits and rigging installed. Because I used after […]

2017 Build Plan (?!)

by Greg Kittinger on February 15, 2017 in Aviation -- 19 Comments

Well, just for the heck of it, I decided last week what my build objectives are for this year. Part of my problem is that most of my stash is stored in large plastic totes in the garage, and because […]

Special Hobby 1/72 Yak-17

by Greg Kittinger on February 14, 2017 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

Several months ago, a modeler in Tulsa passed away, and his family donated the kits to our club asking that we pass them on to modelers who would build (rather than sell) the kits. We ended up distributing the kits […]

A Year In Builds – 2016

by Greg Kittinger on December 27, 2016 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

I knew I would finish at least one of the 3 in-progress builds during the Christmas break, so wanted to wait until I got that done to add to the “year in the life of a modelaholic” mania sweeping iModeler […]

AviationUSK 1/72 VL Myrsky II

by Greg Kittinger on December 27, 2016 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

I enjoy old kits and unusual subjects, and this one fit both bills! This was an old AviationUSK bagged kit. Soft plastic, not a lot of parts, vac-formed canopy (which I’m not a real fan of), and butt joints. It […]

So Wadja Get For Christmas?

by Greg Kittinger on December 25, 2016 in Aviation -- 8 Comments

Got some cash under the tree, so spent a few bucks online today… I have recently taken an interest in modern trainers, and have the new Yak and Mig (by Amodel), but just accidentally realized I didn’t have the T-4 […]