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Tamiya 1/48th Mitsubishi A6m2 “Zeke” Type 21 PTO WWII

by Chuck A. Villanueva on March 27, 2017 in Aviation -- 28 Comments

One of my older builds from the mid 90’s. I started building my current stash back in the early 90’s. Living in the East Coast I started picking up more kits to bring back with me when I returned home […]

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Academy 1/48 Lockheed P-38M Night Lightning USAAF

by Chuck A. Villanueva on February 25, 2017 in Aviation -- 22 Comments

Late August 1945, as Capt McLaughlin (fictional) views the moonlit Pacific out of the cockpit of his P-38M. The drones of the supercharged Allisons like music in his ears. The war is over, though being in the war zone since […]

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Tamiya 1/48th Fw190 D-9 Dora, Luftwaffe WWII ETO

by Chuck A. Villanueva on January 15, 2017 in Aviation -- 21 Comments

First completed model for the new year. Tamiya’s D-9 is an excellent kit. Straight forward build. Added just Eduard’s cockpit zoom set and Eagle Strike Decals for the scheme of RLM 82/83/76. Really like this late camo scheme the Germans […]

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2017 Preview-Planned Projects new and old

by Chuck A. Villanueva on January 7, 2017 in Reviews -- 16 Comments

Happy New year everyone as today I will preview what I have planned for the new year. New projects are mostly 48th scale for the most part, have not decided what to build in 72nd scale as yet. A little […]

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2016, A year in review

by Chuck A. Villanueva on December 31, 2016 in News -- 14 Comments

Well I was able to complete 4 of the 12 subjects in 2016, though I was also able to start 10 of the 12. With 4 new projects on the bench with 3 older projects still on going. Even one […]

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1/48th Hasegawa F6F-3 Hellcat USN PTO WWII

by Chuck A. Villanueva on December 17, 2016 in Aviation -- 24 Comments

Late in the Hellcat mini informal GB, is one that I built when the kit was relatively new from Hasegawa. Around 1997 I built this one back in the day when the world wide web was still growing. The days […]

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1/72nd Revell McDonnell Douglas F-101B Voodoo Texas Air Guard

by Chuck A. Villanueva on September 5, 2016 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

The excellent Revell F-101B new tool kit first appeared in 1993. Can you believe how old it is now. This one I’ve had this long as I bought in Hobby Haven in Milford, Ct when it was first released by […]

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1/72nd Fujimi F-4G Phantom II, Wild Weasel, Gulf War 1991 USAF,(F4GB)

by Chuck A. Villanueva on August 13, 2016 in Aviation -- 21 Comments

This GB was an excellent idea from Greg Kittinger, though not part of the build plan for this year, it did allow me to squeeze it in though and it was a pleasure to be able to complete it. I […]

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1/48th Tamiya Kawanishi Shiden N1K1 “George” PTO WWII

An excellent fighter in the hands of a skilled pilot. A design that has it’s origin from the Kyofu seaplane. Kawanishi saw the potential in it’s performance on paper and with that and without the authorization of the Navy decided […]

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Hasegawa 1/72nd P-3C Orion VP-1 US Navy

It is an early Sunday afternoon, as a VP-1 P-3 heads north just west of the Oregon coast, 12 miles out. The vast Pacific glistening as the sun starts to set. Cruising at angels 4 engines 1 and 4 are […]