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Hasegawa 1/48 “Year of the Cat” F6F-5 Hellcat, the first U.S. Navy Blue Angels plane

by Louis Gardner on January 7, 2018 in Aviation -- 27 Comments

Tonight’s presentation is hot of the work bench. It is the second completed build for this year, (but most of the work was done last year…………..). I have been building a set of four Hasegawa F6F Hellcats as part of […]

Hasegawa 1/48 “Year of the Cat” NAS Daytona Beach F6F-3 Hellcat “Flight 138” 1945

by Louis Gardner on January 2, 2018 in Aviation -- 28 Comments

Well the New Year is off to a great start……………. I just finished up the first model for this Year. Granted, most of the work was done last year, so it only needed some little things completed to make it […]

1/48 Hasegawa Ki-27 Nakajima Type 97 “Nate” 77th Sentai

by Louis Gardner on December 29, 2017 in Aviation -- 26 Comments

Tonight’s posting will quite probably be my last “new” article for the year. It follows hot on the heels of my other Ki-27 article that was posted last night. John Clark inspired me to finish both of these kits up […]

1/48 Hasegawa Ki-27 Nakajima Type 97 “Nate” 246th Hiko Sentai

by Louis Gardner on December 28, 2017 in Aviation -- 29 Comments

Here’s one I finished up a few days ago. I finally got around to posting up some photos……………. I was inspired to post this plane after looking at the excellent posting by John Clark with his “Nate”. This is a […]

2017……………. A modeling Year in Review.

by Louis Gardner on December 25, 2017 in Uncategorized -- 43 Comments

This year was a great building year for me……….better than most, and quite possibly the best ever………….. This was thanks mostly to several Group Builds that were part of this year. I want to take this time to thank everyone […]

1/48 Nakajima “Shoki” Ki-44 II Hei (Tojo) 47th Sentai

by Louis Gardner on December 9, 2017 in Aviation -- 31 Comments

It’s been a while since I have posted anything…………….. I have been rather busy building several projects in the “Year of the Cat” GB, as well as the “Kasserine Pass” GB too. So here is one that I built way […]

1/48 Monogram / ProModeler B-24 D Liberator “Teggie Ann”

by Louis Gardner on November 8, 2017 in Aviation -- 41 Comments

Here’s another one of my older builds. I am definitely going to have to build a photo light box……… This plane is too big for my current setup, so the quality of photographs are not up to par……………. She has […]

1/48 Revell / Monogram Spitfire Mk.II

by Louis Gardner on November 5, 2017 in Aviation -- 22 Comments

Inspired by Dimitry’s beautiful 1/72 Airfix Mk1 early Spitfire, I decided to post up one of mine………. Here’s another “oldie” that I built many years ago. It’s nothing fancy, but it is a Spitfire, and that’s what matters………………. These kits […]

Year of the Cat Group build updates:

by Louis Gardner on November 3, 2017 in News -- 25 Comments

It has been a while since this Group Build was started, back in mid June if memory serves me. It will end in sometime in mid February of 2018 (or thereabouts)………… This GB has been very well received. We have […]

[Updated] How-to on applying WW1 Streaky Camouflage on Fokkers, or “Fokker Streaking” 101

by Louis Gardner on October 10, 2017 in How-to -- 27 Comments

A lot of us have a few World War 1 Fokker planes in our stash. Some of us have been thinking about just how to replicate the often seen Fokker finish………………. Here’s how I did it………………… and it’s not all […]