Modeling by Ralph Clements


Model of a real car seen driving down Memory Lane

Here is my just finished last night 1/25 scale Revell 1969 Chevy Nova SS, stock version. The very fragile exterior rear view mirror disappeared today, I must have accidentally breathed nearby or something…. A car about 95% identical to this […]


Just finished, F-100D Super Sabre

by Ralph Clements on September 2, 2016 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

Fresh off the bench is my latest, the North American F-100D Super Sabre, a Trumpeter 1/48 scale kit. I didn’t start out to build models of jets, but this my 3rd one now, so I guess they are pretty fun […]


F-4 Phantom, Group Build – Eduard 1/48

by Ralph Clements on August 13, 2016 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

I almost forgot to post these today….This is the Eduard 1/48 ‘Rockin’ Rhino” kit. Of the 4 color/decor schemes, I chose “VX-4 Th Evaluators, NAS Point Mugu, 1972” not only because it is cool looking but is the simplest too, […]


Stearman PT-17

by Ralph Clements on August 7, 2016 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

Here’s my just finished Stearman PT-17, a 1/48 scale Revell kit I built ‘out of the box’. It is the smallest model I’ve built. the kit goes together real well, maybe it should be part of Revell’s “Pro-Modeller’ series. Maybe […]

Now this is impressive…

by Ralph Clements on July 18, 2016 in Aviation -- 8 Comments

B-29 Doc lifts off after 16 year restoration I hope I linked it right


Monogram 1/32 Panzer Mk IV

by Ralph Clements on May 26, 2016 in Armor -- 10 Comments

This kit has been on my shelf over a year so after finishing my last build I decided it was time for this. I was a bit perturbed when I realized it was 1/32, not 1/35 like like my other […]


Show & Tell – Lynchburg Air Show, part 2

by Ralph Clements on May 24, 2016 in Show Reports -- 9 Comments

Here are a few more photos from my Saturday adventure. more of the C-46,”The Tinker Belle” that a couple of readers said they liked (me too!) and others. Thanks


Show & Tell – Lynchburg Air Show

by Ralph Clements on May 22, 2016 in Show Reports -- 7 Comments

Mostly show, not tell – but I will say I never went to an air show before yesterday. Weather was questionable but worked out. I don’t use the word ‘awesome’ much, but will say the Blue Angels fit that description. […]



by Ralph Clements on April 29, 2016 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

O.K., if you can figure out the subject of this post without reading further you would win a prize….if I had one! I am a pretty large fan of James Bond movies, you know he’s my kind of guy. I […]


The ol’ pick-em-up truck

Happy Easter everyone! I have built around 30 models in the past couple of years, mostly WWII aircraft plus a couple of ships and tanks. These are all interesting subjects for me, but I have no personal experience with them. […]