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Modeling by Josh Patterson

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I love modeling! I mainly do 1/48 aircraft from all countries and eras (mainly from about the interwar period to about the seventies) but also a few cars and some sci-fi! I’ve been modeling now for about five years after a fifteen year hiatus and have recently expanded into the wonderful world of resin kits! (Got a couple of Neomega cockpits for my Viggen and Buccaneer and their Yak-23 and J-29 Tunnan. Waiting on my LSM Martin B-10)
I generally have more than one kit going at a time to save cleaning time on my airbrush! I recently got done doing a Skyray, Cutlass, Crusader, Phantom and Tomcat all in Grey and white. Still have an A3D, Vigilante two Intruders and a Prowler to start on, but I’m sick of grey and white for a while! Now I’m on to some 50’s era F-100s (two D’s and an F) in 1/48 scale and am also working on a 1/32 F-100D and Lightning F.1A in Firebirds markings.
Apart from modeling I also enjoy accumulating foreign cars. Only two cars are in my stash because I put them there, the others seemed to just show up in my driveway! I saw there’s a “My Garage” forum, I’ll have to post some stuff there. I also will have my private pilots license 10 years this July and like to get up when weather is nice and finances allow it! (I have to rent my plane, and between the cars, flying and modeling, I can’t do it all all the time!) I also enjoy attending EAA (I refuse to call it AirVenture) every year since I live in Oshkosh. (Anybody need photos from the museum for reference, just let me know. I’d be glad to help out!)

FIAT G.91 R1 ESCI 1/48

by Josh Patterson on August 27, 2017 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

Just getting to posting a weekend build. The first time I saw a picture of a Gina (young enough to be pre-internet, but still old enough to know what “license built” meant), I thought it was a license built Sabre. […]

WOW!!

by Josh Patterson on August 22, 2017 in News -- 11 Comments

Pictures (especially from my camera) cannot do justice to seeing a total eclipse with the naked MK1 eyeball. The hue the atmosphere takes on while having a sunset 360 degrees around you is indescribable. It’s one of those things you […]

1/48 Academy Hughes 500D…OR….Does Anyone Want Some Reese’s Pieces?

Here is a model I’ve been wanting to try for a while. I have always loved the little Hughes 500. Fast, agile and very smart looking, especially when painted up like a box of Reese’s Pieces! I have a hard […]

Monogram 1/48 Me-262

by Josh Patterson on December 19, 2015 in Uncategorized -- 7 Comments

First headline post after a short hiatus from modeling. Earlier this year I read about Flying Heritage Collection’s Me-262 restoration that will be flying soon with the original style (but not completely original as the guts have been remanufactured with […]

1/25 Airfix Maserati Boomerang… and a warning for those who don’t know!

by Josh Patterson on October 13, 2014 in Automotive -- 9 Comments

What we had here was a Maserati Boomerang. We’ll start off with the warning. It doesn’t matter how cool you think it is outside, don’t leave your models in the car with the windows rolled up! The body on mine […]

Wings of the Red Star Volume I – MiG-29

by Josh Patterson on June 7, 2014 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

Well, at least I’m not the one to break the D-Day streak. Honestly I think it’s the kit’s fault as it kept horning in on my own D-Day build. Well, anyway here goes the rest of the article. It will […]

D-Day C-47 Skytrain

by Josh Patterson on June 6, 2014 in Aviation -- 22 Comments

Well, it’s 9:15 p.m. Central and I just finished mowing my Dad’s yard. Now that work is over, I can contribute to the D-Day build. I know I said I could get this done in two weeks, and I probably […]

Testors (Hawk) F8F-2 Bearcat

by Josh Patterson on May 17, 2014 in Aviation -- 19 Comments

Here’s a companion to my F7F-3N I did a while back. I had the kit sitting on my shelf for half of forever and decided just to build it straight OOB just for a little painting practice. I’ve read about […]

Revell 1/48 Lockheed PV-1 Ventura

by Josh Patterson on May 16, 2014 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

I guess I can’t just work on one model at a time. This is Revell’s Lockheed Ventura. The kit is nicely detailed externally with a nice representation of the front office. The only low point is the area aft of […]

Italeri 1/48 C-130 E/H

by Josh Patterson on April 26, 2014 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

I can only take credit for the last 75% of this build. Way back in 93 I helped one of my Mom’s friends move out of his roofing buisness. He was an avid gardener, which is how my Mom knew […]