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Modeling by Phil Steele

RC painting project (WIP)

by Phil Steele on June 30, 2017 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

Applied the first coat of Tennessee Red on three RC planes this morning. The new spray gun worked great !! I’ll post more pictures when they’re completed.

Trumpeter 1/144 Tu-16k-26 Badger G

by Phil Steele on May 31, 2017 in Aviation -- 21 Comments

I initially had problems photographing this build. Because of the light gray color the fine detail always seemed to disappear. To-day with a re-shoot under a light overcast sky, I had better luck. This was an excellent Trumpeter kit, finished […]

1/72 Airfix Fairey Swordfish Mk.1

by Phil Steele on May 18, 2017 in Aviation -- 31 Comments

Despite being busy (like a long tailed cat in a rocking chair factory) I got another one finished ! It’s OOB with some scratch built items and general repairs, mostly the result of brittle plastic. Rigged with pre-blackened 2 lb […]

1/72 Academy Bf 109 G-14 (Erich Hartmann) Winter Scheme

by Phil Steele on February 11, 2017 in Aviation -- 22 Comments

No wind in the Valley, so it’s picture takin’ time !!. I actually finished this little gem in June, and then waited for that perfect blanket of white to photograph it. The platform is from the J2F session, enhanced with […]

1/72 Hasegawa He-111-H6

by Phil Steele on February 1, 2017 in Aviation -- 19 Comments

This is another re-shoot of an earlier project, originally built and photographed in Aug. 2000. I included one of the old pictures that shows some of the internal detail. For the new set up I replaced the old nylon thread […]

1/100 AH-64

by Phil Steele on January 12, 2017 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

I got this as a gift from my Son, a laser cut model by Metal Earth. Two frames with 40 or so parts (some spares) It took about 6 hours to build. Parts had to be cut out and bent/folded […]

Happy New Year Mates !!

by Phil Steele on January 1, 2017 in Aviation -- 20 Comments

Shelfies, Shelfies and more Shelfies !!

1/48 Monogram CF-101 Voodoo.

by Phil Steele on December 19, 2016 in Aviation -- 32 Comments

Seemed like a good opportunity to re-shoot the Voodoo along with Blenheim. This was the close out scheme for the CF-101’s. The decals are by Leading Edge The color is a self produced version of Alumi-Grip AA 92-A-312, using Model […]

1/72 Airfix Mk.1 Bristol Blenheim

by Phil Steele on December 19, 2016 in Aviation -- 29 Comments

Finally got this together and set up. COLD SHOTS !! It’s -6 C. I chose the alternate Romanian markings, and did some weathering. I counter sunk the air intakes, and made replacement pins and bushings for the props. Finished with […]

1/72 Grumman J2F Duck by Airfix (and me)

by Phil Steele on June 2, 2016 in Aviation -- 36 Comments

This is one of my long promised re-shoots of an earlier build. This is Murphy’s flyin’ lavatory (from the movie Murphy’s war), a highly modified Airfix kit. If you have ever seen the movie, then you will recognize it. Quite […]