Modeling by Walt Babst


Eduard (Academy) 1/48th P-38H a Twin Dragon

by Walt Babst on April 30, 2014 in Aviation -- 22 Comments

Its been a while since I have posted here, I have been busy with work, passing some tests for work, and taking classes for my pilots license. During my free time I have tried to get some model time in […]


Dirty Dora by Accurate Miniatures in 1/48th Scale

by Walt Babst on August 22, 2013 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

This is the Accurate Miniatures B-25 “Dirty Dora” kit. After seeing one built at a show I knew that I had to have that kit and that I would build it if I ever got it. Fast forward a couple […]


Tamiya 1/48th Do-335 Defense of the Reich

by Walt Babst on May 25, 2013 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

As a follow up to my Do-335 I built another one of these model kits. This time I thought I would do it up as a defender of the Reich in the last days of the war. I added drop […]


For Stearman Lovers Everywhere

by Walt Babst on May 23, 2013 in Aviation -- 7 Comments

As winter turns into spring (sort of) here in Washington, it is time for our Stearman’s annual inspection. Good thing that way we know it will be safe for a sunny season of flying. Since all the access panels are […]


Tamiya 1/48th Do-335 Arrow Nachtjager

by Walt Babst on April 25, 2013 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

Inspired by Erich’s excellent rendition I thought I would add my own version of this “hypothetical” aircraft. It will have some of you seeing doubles, but I think its cool. I have always enjoyed seeing how two different modelers will […]


1/48th Bandai SdKfz 232 Fulfilling an Old Modeling Adage.

by Walt Babst on March 10, 2013 in Armor -- 5 Comments

There is an old adage that if you spend the time to build an old difficult kit then a mainstream model company will release a new state of the art version of the kit soon after. Now, I am not […]


Monogram 1/48th PBJ-1H (B-25H) Landing on ShangriLa

by Walt Babst on February 10, 2013 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

As kid I loved the line of Monogram 1/48th scale aircraft models. Their bomber series let you build highly detailed good looking models that represented the planes that won the war in Europe and the Pacific. I always liked the […]


1/48th Tamiya P-47D, Ole Cock III

by Walt Babst on February 7, 2013 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

This is my P-47 that was built out of the box except for the decals which are from the Wolf Pack series by Aeromaster. I have always loved the P-47 and when I was a kid I built at least […]


1/48th Tamiya Bf-109E-4, Making a Sheep Rancher Angry

by Walt Babst on January 23, 2013 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

I have posted this elsewhere previously but in the spirit of 109 madness occuring on this site I thought I would post here. This is again the wonderful and enjoyable Tamiya kit. The markings are purely fictional, I just really […]


1/48th Tamiya Mosquito, Sea Mosquito Conversion

by Walt Babst on January 4, 2013 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

After seeing the video of the restored Mosquito, KA114 posted by the editor, I thought I would post my Mosquito build here. I don’t build much British, but I do love the Mosquito and think that it is one of […]