Modeling by Phil Steele


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

by Phil Steele on February 11, 2017 in Aviation -- 20 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 -- 10 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 -- 18 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 -- 27 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 -- 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.