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Baby boomer trying his hand at building models again for the first time. Things have certainly changed since I was 16. Tube cement, small testors bottles of paint and some decals, what more was needed? Started building again in 2009 and have begun learning some new skills and techniques ever since. Have lots of appreciation for those that do excellent work with this hobby, some of the results are truely museum quality. Hope to pass on a love for this hobby to my grandson.

2018 WrightCon Model Show

Traveled up the road to Dayton, Ohio, for the Wright Field Scale Modelers annual show held at the Hope Hotel and Convention Center. A total of 375 models were on display and presented here are a few pics of some […]

1/48 Monogram P-40B

Finished this model a couple of weeks ago and just now getting around to posting it. Picked this old Monogram kit up at of all places a model train show for $5. After I purchased it wondered what I was […]

1/72 Academy Kubelwagen: Battle of Kasserine Pass Group Build

Just another addition to the fun GB started by David Thomas. Was sorting out my stash and came along this little gem and thought it would be a great addition to the Kasserine Pass GB. I don’t do many 1/72 […]

25th Anniversity IPMS Roscoe Turner Indianapolis Show

Took the opportunity to travel up the road a bit to attend the 25th Annual Roscoe Turner model show on the SE side of Indianapolis, Indiana. They had a total of 570 entries covering all categories. Couldn’t photograph them all […]

Battle of Kasserine Pass Group Build: 1/48 P-38F “Texas Nightmare”

My last contribution for this GB is an Academy 1/48 P-38E converted to an F Model flown by Jack Ilfrey which he named “Texas Nightmare”. Born in 1918, in Houston, Texas, Jack while attending Texas A&M College enrolled in the […]

Battle of Kasserine Pass Group Build: 1/48 Spitfire Mk.Vb Trop

My additional entry for the Group Build is a MK.Vb Trop Spitfire belonging to the RAF 601 Squadron. The 601 was an Auxiliary Squadron that dates back to the late 1920’s. They represented the County of London, and were well […]

Battle of Kasserine Pass Group Build: 1/48 Bf-109F

Once again a big thanks you David Thomas for creating this group build, I personally had a fair amount of fun with the models I chose to build. Added bonus is I get to see David eat his hat because […]

Battle of Kasserine Pass Group Build: 1/48 F-6A TAC RECCE Mustang

Big hats off to David Thomas for initiating this GB concerning a significant battle in North America at Kasserine Pass. Determined to be a military defeat for the US Army it would prove to a learning lesson from which ultimate […]

Year of the Cat: 1/48 Testors/Hawk F8F-2 Bearcat

I want to thank Louis Gardner for starting this group build and inviting me to come along with my cat entry. Since I was a little late to the party I picked a kit that I thought would be simple […]

Accurate Miniatures 1/48 P-400

Just a little nudge for someone building an awesome 1/32 P-400 on iModeler. Completed this kit probably 7 years ago after deciding to build models again. Boy have I learned a lot since then. This was my first attempt at […]