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@tail-dragon Colin Latta

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Retired aircraft mechanic (Airlines) and former bush-pilot (Northern Canada).
Have been an IPMS member for 40+ years, and building models (and the stash!) forever

1/48 HE-111H-2 Monogram’s classic revisited

With the arrival of ICM’s much anticipated kit, I thought it only fair to revisit Monograms version from the ’90s. With a scratchbuilt interior (most of which can’t be seen) some detailing on the gear, engines and an open canopy, […]

Flying artillery! The Mosquito XVIII TseTse in 1/48

Airfix’s 1/48 kit of the Mosquito FB VI converted to a Mk XVIII ‘Molins’ 57mm sub hunter. The main gun was a standard British Army 6 pounder anti-tank gun, fitted with an auto loader and could fire 25 rounds in […]

1/48 Canadian CF-5D – an old school kitbash

Here’s an oldie from over 20 years ago. It’s a 1/48 Testors F-5A wings and fuselage, a Monogram cockpit section (heavily modified) and canopy, with the nose and tip tanks vacuformed over balsa wood masters. Everything was rescribed, and detailed, […]

1/48 FW-190D-11, JV 44, “A Wulf in Parrots clothing”

This is the Hobbyboss FW-190D-11 in 1/48. Its a nice kit, with good engineering and crisp, delicate recessed detail. It requires a little modification to be an accurate D-11 (mis-located wing guns, no upper or lower wing bulges, upper gun […]

Hobbyboss 1/48 FW-190D-9, Halle, Germany, 1945

Here’s my Hobbyboss FW-190D-9, of II/JG6 in May 1945. Its a very nice kit, but could use a few tweeks to make it really stand out. I really like the patched together scheme’s of wars end. True Details seat and […]

M5A1 late Stuart – updating Tamiya’s classic

This is Tamiya’s ancient (1974?) 1/35 M5A1 Stuart updated to a late variant by removing the Cullen device, side skirts, adding a scratch built stowage bin on the rear, tow cables from fine solder, replacing all the molded in tie […]

1/48 Hurricane MK I, Willie McKnight, 242 Sqdn

This is Italeri’s 1/48 Hurricane Mk I. Loads of improvements, alterations and scratchbuilding, but it’s done. Paint is Tamiya’s acrylics (custom mix for the dark earth), Mix of kit and IPMS Canada “Canadian Aces” decals, and weathered with oils and […]

1/48 DO-335 A-0, (Monogram)

This is the 1974 issue Monogram DO-335, rescribed, with Ultracast exhaust, and photoetch belts. Lots of scratchbuilding on the gear, cockpit and closing the engine panels.Paint is Tamiya acrylics and decals are Cutting Edge. Hope you like, Colin

Monogram’s 1/48 Typhoon 1b, 438 Squadron, RCAF

Monograms classic 1/48 Typhoon from the 1970’s, rescribed the panel lines, drilled out the guns, exhaust etc, scratchbuilt an interior, detailed the wheel wells and gear, converted kit prop to a 3 blade prop, and added bomb racks and bombs. […]