Modeling by Phil Steele


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

by Phil Steele on June 2, 2016 in Aviation -- 34 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 […]


1/72 Hobby Boss Mi 4 Hound (White 03)

by Phil Steele on May 25, 2016 in Aviation -- 20 Comments

Finally got this finished, and she’s a fairly long model, even in 1/72 scale. This is the second Hobby Boss chopper I’ve built, and I was a bit disappointed with the kit. The fit of the parts wasn’t bad, but […]


Freedom 7 by Dragon.

by Phil Steele on February 7, 2016 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

If you want to add a 1/72 scale rocket to your collection, I highly recommend this one. Very clean castings and excellent decals.


Count the maple leafs contest

by Phil Steele on January 17, 2016 in Aviation -- 22 Comments

Sixteen builds that I didn’t do articles on for one reason or another. If you’re real good, guess the scales.



by Phil Steele on January 1, 2016 in Aviation -- 13 Comments



1/72 Airfix Hannover CL.111a

by Phil Steele on September 15, 2015 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

This is an old build that I did some time ago, fixed up a bit, and re-photographed. I added some tin around the radiator, some rib tape, and the batons. This was my first major rigging project, and I hadn’t […]


1/72 Revell EC145 Rega

by Phil Steele on September 5, 2015 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

Look what just landed in the back yard !! (snicker snicker) I like building helicopters. I made new parts for both sets of rotor blades from brass rod, tubing and E string. This allowed free spinning for the photos and […]


1/24 Revell Monogram Williams Renault ( Jacques Villenevue)

by Phil Steele on September 3, 2015 in Cars & Motorcycles -- 12 Comments

Jacques Villeneuve’s Williams Renault, and my first F1 build. This was a limited run (75,000 with box # 15,000) kit. Lots of decals. I built this kit a few years ago, but didn’t photograph it. Today seemed like a good […]


1/72 Italeri B 26 K Counter Invader.

by Phil Steele on August 18, 2015 in Aviation -- 34 Comments

Finally got this one finished. It’s fitted out with some Hasegawa gun pods, otherwise it’s OOB. Some fit problems with this build, mostly with the clear parts. The model is lightly weathered.


1/72 Hasegawa He51b-2

by Phil Steele on August 11, 2015 in Aviation -- 27 Comments

As I mentioned previously, I’ve been taking new photos of some older models. This one looks O. K. ,so I’ll throw it in with some of the other astounding bi-plane builds that have been presented lately.