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1/48 Monogram P-51D Mustang, “Petie 2nd” Lt. Colonel John Meyer, 352nd Fighter Group, Bodney England 1944

by Louis Gardner on August 30, 2017 in Aviation -- 27 Comments

Here’s a short article about a build that I did a long, long time ago…………… This one was special to me, since it was my very first attempt at using Bare Metal Foil if memory serves me correctly. It’s the […]

1/48 Monogram Messerschmitt Me-262 A1a, flown by 1. KG 51, WNr. 111625, “9K + FH”

by Louis Gardner on August 16, 2017 in Aviation -- 45 Comments

This is a golden oldie that I built shortly after my return to the hobby back in the mid to later 1990’s. Back then I didn’t have access to the internet, and I mainly relied on books that I had […]

“Year of the Cat” Group Build, 1/35 Tamiya “Panther” Ausf. D, Sd.Kfz. 171, Kursk summer offensive 1943

by Louis Gardner on July 26, 2017 in Armor -- 17 Comments

Greetings everyone !!!! I finished this one up a few nights ago… when I finished the Russian KV-1 with bolt on applique armor. This Tamiya German “Panther D” tank has a build thread following this link to the “Year of […]

1/35 Tamiya KV-1 Russian tank with Bolt on Armor

by Louis Gardner on July 24, 2017 in Armor -- 14 Comments

This KV-1 was a monster of a tank for it’s time………………. and it caught the Germans by nasty surprise when they first encountered them in combat on the Eastern Front. In fact this tank is probably one of the reasons […]

1/48 Pro Modeler P-47N “Too Big – Too Heavy, Short Snorter” 333rd FS / 318st FG, Ie Shima

by Louis Gardner on July 23, 2017 in Aviation -- 23 Comments

Having been inspired by Neil Foster’s recent P-47 build (which is excellent), and as a follow up on my last two P-47 postings, as promised, here’s my rendition of the “Pro Modeler” kit. I built this kit when it was […]

1/48 Revell / Monogram P-47D Thunderbolt “Bonnie”, Major “Bill” Dunham, 460th FS, 348th FG.

by Louis Gardner on July 16, 2017 in Aviation -- 42 Comments

Here’s the mate to my last P-47 article…………….I built this plane about 10 years ago. I built this one at the same time as “Fiery Ginger” as flown by Colonel Kearby. These two planes were my first attempt at working […]

1/48 Monogram / Revell P-47D Thunderbolt “Fiery Ginger” Col. Neal Kearby 348th Fighter Group

by Louis Gardner on July 13, 2017 in Aviation -- 22 Comments

Here’s a kit that I built almost straight from the box about 10 years ago or so…………… The only change I made was with the leading edge of the wings, and how the .050 caliber weapons were oriented along the […]

1/48 Tamiya Messerschmitt Bf-109 E4/7 “White 12” flown by 7 / JG 26 Staffel Kapitan Joachim Muncheberg

by Louis Gardner on July 2, 2017 in Aviation -- 25 Comments

Here is an article on another Bf-109 kit that I built about 18 years ago shortly after it first was released by Tamiya. It was built right out of the box and I used Model Master enamels to finish the […]

1/48 Tamiya Bf-109 E-4/7 Tropical, 8 / JG 27, “StaffelKapitan” Werner Schroer

by Louis Gardner on June 28, 2017 in Aviation -- 27 Comments

I little while ago I took some photos of two Tamiya 109’s that I built about 18 years ago. (man time really flies……….). I had planned on posting them, (along with the other 1/48 Tamiya Bf-109 E-4 / 7 that […]

Announcing the “Year of the Cat” Group Build

by Louis Gardner on June 21, 2017 in News -- 57 Comments

”Year of the Cat” Traditionally, the Chinese have a calendar year that is named after some sort of animal. This year is the “Year of the Rooster”. So what do you think about this? The year of the “Cat”… Anything […]