Modeling by Phil Steele

2017 in review

by Phil Steele on December 21, 2017 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

Shamefully slack on building kits this year myself (rock bands ‘ll do that to ya). But I did managed to complete two in 1/72 scale, paint three big RC Astro Hogs, and fix up a few more older builds for […]

Hasegawa 1/72 CP 121 Tracker

by Phil Steele on December 4, 2017 in Aviation -- 22 Comments

Re-shoot day !! Originally build 2008. This kit was highly modified and detailed to produce an accurate Canadian service aircraft. The paint is a self produced version of 501-109 grey using Model Master as a base and referencing the I. […]

1/144 Minicraft CC 137 Husky

by Phil Steele on December 4, 2017 in Aviation -- 21 Comments

And another re-shoot !! This model was originally built in Aug. ’07. Picture 8 is an I P taken after the decals had been applied. (a CanMilAir set) This was a woefully bad kit, but the only game in town […]

1/72 KP Aero A.100

by Phil Steele on October 28, 2017 in Aviation -- 26 Comments

I originally built & photographed this old KP kit (with an ARC contribution) about 10 years ago, A few days ago I noticed it had jiggled close to the edge of its shelf, and when I went to re position […]

It’s a Hawg !!

by Phil Steele on August 18, 2017 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

This has been a big project !! Now with some touch up’s and a clear coat, (and the Hawg decals) they’ll be ready for the owners to install their equipment.

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 […]