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 […]
Modeling by Greg Kittinger
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I build 1/72 aircraft, from WWII forward, only build them wheels-up, and I brush paint or use rattle cans (don’t own an airbrush).
Dad was a fighter pilot so I grew up on airbases – he was trained in T-28, T-34 & T-33, then flew F-100, F-101, F-105, F-4 (Cam Rahn Bay) and T-38 (as IP).
I’m a member of Tulsa Modeler’s Forum club (www.tulsaipms.com).
Live in Tulsa, 6 kids, 1 GREAT wife.
Love the outdoors and good friends (stop and visit anytime you’re in Tulsa!)
REALLY hope to build my complete stash before I die (does anyone actually know someone who has accomplished this?)!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Back when I first got into modeling (mid-80’s), one of the first kits I built was the Testor Kfir as an F-21 Navy aggressor. I’ve always loved the lines of the Mirage family of delta aircraft, especially the modified versions […]
Started this over two years ago. Got a bit distracted trying to decide what to do with all the raised panel lines that got obliterated by sanding down the seams, and other builds seemed like more fun! In the end, […]
A few months ago, I was thinking I wanted to build my first t-bolt, and knew I had 3 in the stash – a Tamiya D, a Revell razorback, and one other kit I couldn’t remember. My eye landed on […]