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I am a semi retired graphic designer and illustrator (www.bauschdesign.com}, and have been building models on and off since I was just a kid. I grew up in San Gabriel (southern California) from 1939 to 1947 (age 1 to 8), all during WW2, so at a very impressionable age, saw all kinds of warplanes flying over every day. Hence my interest and love of aircraft. Participated in the Air Force Art Program in the 1970’s and 80’s, and had several interesting flights as a result: supersonic in an F-106B at Tyndall AFB in 1972 at the William Tell ADC contest, tactical flight in a T-38 at Eglin AFB in 1973, and an 8 hour training flight in a B-52G out of Castle AFB in 1981. Also flew from Beale AFB to Farnborough in England in the C-141 support aircraft in September 1974, to see the landing of the SR-71 Blackbird after its record breaking flight New York to London. Met Lockheed’s amazing designer, Kelly Johnson, at Farnborough on that trip. Things like this gave a great continuing of interest in aircraft, and it still continues today.

Revell 1/48 MiG-25P Foxbat…

I have always been fascinated with the MiG-25, as much as I am with the SR-71. The Blackbird is the faster aircraft, but according to my info, the Foxbat has flown to a higher altitude, over 123,000 feet (37,650 metres), […]

Monogram 1/48 F-8E Crusader…

The Vought F-8 Crusader has always been a favorite of mine. It has to me some of the same classic look as the Hawker Hunter does. And it was one of the greatest Navy fighters ever, a fitting jet descendant […]

Hasegawa 1/32 Focke-Wulf FW 190A-7…

This is the old original Hasegawa 1/32 FW 190A of many years ago, but I decided to post it in spite of its age. I seem to have read that it is still considered a pretty good kit, not completely […]

Monogram 1/48 Hawker Hurricane IIa…

Here is another of my old Monogram 1/48 kits from way back, the Hawker Hurricane (by the way, you’ll be happy to know I’m running out of these!). I put a bit more work into this one than I did […]

Something about the P-38…

The P-38 will always be a special airplane for me. I grew up in San Gabriel, CA from 1939 to 1947, all during WWII. Ages 1 to 8, a very formative time in a young person’s life and mind. We […]

Monogram 1/48 Focke Wulf 190A-2…

This is a model I built quite some time ago, but I thought I would throw it into the iModeler brewing pot in case it might interest a couple of folks. But, it is not a P-40! It’s from the […]

Academy 1/48 Hawker Hunter F.6…

I am a big fan of Sir Sydney Camm’s Hawker fighter designs, from Kingston on Thames, especially the Typhoon, Tempest and Hunter. The Hunter has always been one of my most favorite aircraft, for many, many years. Aircraft shapes don’t […]

Revell 1/32 Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2, Finnish Air Force…

When I saw Rob Anderson’s May 24 posting of the old Revell box art for their 1/32 Bf 109 G “Gustav”, I knew I had to take a look at the model I built from that kit, with the thought […]

The Tale of Two Javelins…

Here are a couple of 1/72 Gloster Javelin models that I made quite a few years ago. The Javelin has always appealed to me with its unusual shape of delta wing on a broad fuselage, and a second, smaller delta […]

Monogram 1/48 Canadair Sabre Mk. 4…

I started this kit many years ago, but just finished it in the last year or so. I don’t think I originally intended to do it as an RAF machine, but I really like the classy RAF camo and squadron […]