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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.

1/48 AMT P-40F Battle of Kasserine Pass Group Build

My final submission for this fun GB started by David Thomas. Really thought I was finished with this GB until I pulled this kit off the shelf. Why not enter one more just for fun, besides it's another P-40 for my collection. Built pretty much O[...]

Battle of Kasserine Pass Group Build: 1/48 Eduard P-39L Airacobra

My last last contribution to this group build. Thanks again to David Thomas for stating this GB, it's been a lot of fun and the selections presented here by fellow iModelers have been truly inspiring. Great historical narratives and some excelle[...]

Nose Art Group Build 1/48 Hasegawa P-40N

Many thanks to Jamie Carreon for starting this Group Build, the amount of subjects as well as various models that can be entered are truly endless. My addition is the Hasegawa P-40N that's been around for awhile but still builds up as an excelle[...]

Memorial Day

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nati[...]

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 of the models that caught my eye.[...]

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 going to do with it. Consequently, I purcha[...]

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 scale subjects so this was a little bit [...]

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 but here are a f[...]

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 Civilian Pilot T[...]

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 know as the "Millionai[...]