Modeling by James Kelley


Otaki 1/48 Focke-Wulf FW-190

by James Kelley on October 18, 2016 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

An old kit from the 1970s, but went together very well. No putty or filler needed anywhere. Painted with Gunze-Sangyo acrylics, and markings are from an old Cutting Edge sheet. The only modifications done were drilling out the gun barrels.


Hasegawa 1/32 Mitsubishi A6M5c Zero Type 52 Hei

by James Kelley on September 18, 2016 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

I finished this up last week, for am IPMS/USA review. It’s a great kit. The only additions I made was in the form of a set of Radu Brinzan’s paper seat harnesses.


2016 Pittsburgh Vintage Gran Prix

Hi all, Although these aren’t models, perhaps they will serve as inspiration? Worth a shot! There are a few more in my SmugMug gallery that were too large to upload here.


iModeler Random Award for May 2016

by James Kelley on June 27, 2016 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

I won the random drawing award for May 2016! WooHoo!!!! Thank you Martin, and thank you iModeler – The best modeling site online. James (P.S. this one goes to the top of the “to do” pile…)


1/48 Eduard Bf-108 Taifun

by James Kelley on May 7, 2016 in Aviation -- 9 Comments

The Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun is a German single-engine sport and touring aircraft developed by Bayerische Flugzeugwerke (Bavarian Aircraft Works) in the 1930s. The Bf 108 is of all-metal construction. Originally designated the M 37, the aircraft was designed as […]


Sweet 1/144 Macchi C200

by James Kelley on April 3, 2016 in Aviation -- 7 Comments

Built OOB. Tamiya acrylics…


Three Rivers IPMS contest photos

by James Kelley on March 13, 2016 in Show Reports -- 10 Comments

I’ve uploaded 105 pics from the Pittsburgh contest yesterday at this link:


Hasegawa 1/32 Focke-Wulf FW-190A-8, Hans Dortenmann

by James Kelley on December 2, 2015 in Aviation -- 7 Comments

1/32 Hasegawa Focke-Wulf FW-190A-8 built OOB, except for an Eduard PE seat harness. AK Interactive acrylic paints, except for the RLM 74-it was a bit light, so I used Gunze-Sangyo. The base is from Zoukie-Mura. Weathered with oils. I really […]


Tamiya 1/48 Focke-Wulf FW-190F-8

by James Kelley on August 20, 2015 in Aviation -- 19 Comments

Finished this one up this a.m. Painted with Tamiya acrylics, as well.Excuse the spurious smoke rings, I claim artistic license and fun. Some things I added were: PE seat harness. Drilled out the cowling guns. Replaced wing cannons with blunt-tipped […]


Screaming Goat!: Revell 1/24 Pontiac ’69 GTO

by James Kelley on January 24, 2015 in Cars & Motorcycles -- 9 Comments

Revell 1/25 Pontiac ’69 GTO, built OOB. I used Testor’s rattle can enamel for the exterior, and Tamiya acrylics for the rest. A fun kit of something different, and my first of 2015. A lot of mistakes, but it was […]