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Tamiya 1/48th N. American F-51D Mustang Korean War 1950

by Chuck A. Villanueva on January 7, 2018 in Aviation -- 27 Comments

It’s mid July 1950, it has been about a month since the war started when the N. Koreans crossed the 38th parallel invading S. Korea. Cpt James Kerley stands next to his F-51 ready to fly his first mission. One […]

Plan of the Year 2018-Rather Ambitious Really

by Chuck A. Villanueva on January 1, 2018 in News -- 17 Comments

2017 ended with my most prolific building since my teen years. Days before airbrushes, detail sets and decals. You built what was in the box, very little scratch building and hoped it looked like the one you saw in a […]

A year in Review 2017-

by Chuck A. Villanueva on December 25, 2017 in News -- 24 Comments

This year by far was the most satisfying when it came to actually building and completing projects. Not only getting close to building what I had planned but a few more as well unplanned builds when GB’s were announced. Such […]

1/48th Trumpeter Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23ML Iraqi Air Force January 1991, The Great Escape

by Chuck A. Villanueva on December 18, 2017 in Aviation -- 22 Comments

It’s 5:00 Am in late January, Capt Ahmad Al-Saladi is still contemplating what he and his brothers are about to partake. 2 days prior the Iraqi Air force had launched a rather ambitious attack against coalition ground forces that had […]

Tamiya 1/48th MiG-15 N. Korean Air Force, Korean War 1952

by Chuck A. Villanueva on December 1, 2017 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

To say the nifty Tamiya Mig-15 was a joy to build would not say enough how fun it was to build. Though reading that the tail is more MiG-17 than how the -15 should be is the only negative point […]

Revell 1/35th scale Man 5t Truck, Kosovo Conflict 1998

by Chuck A. Villanueva on November 16, 2017 in Armor -- 13 Comments

A change of pace in building something that doesn’t have wings. With a few armor and soft skin kits in the stash, this one was quite interesting picking it up at a kit show a few years ago. When it […]

Tamiya 1/48th Mitsubishi A6M3 Zero (Hamp) PTO IJN WWII

by Chuck A. Villanueva on November 4, 2017 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

After coming home from Desert Storm, I had the urge to get back into modeling in the early 90’s. And I set off to just stick to building aircraft and equipment that participated in Desert Storm. Then Accurate Miniatures came […]

Desert Duo, 1/72nd Sepecat Jaguars GR.1,RAF Operation Granby 1991

by Chuck A. Villanueva on August 27, 2017 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

These desert cats were built over 15 years ago. An inspiration for the “Year of the Cat GB”. The first Jag is the Hasegawa kit #E23, this one is the oldest of the pair, being built around 1996 or so. […]

Captain Richard E. Fleming,USMC, VMSB-241, Accurate Miniatures, Vought SB2U-3 Vindicator

I saved this for last of my builds for Midway. A Marine first and foremost, Capt Fleming was fully aware of the limitations of the Vindicator, facing a far more superior force in the Japanese Navy. Faster planes, ships bristling […]

Academy 1/48th Lockheed P-38E Lightning, USAAC,343rd FG,54th FS,Aleutian Island Campaign June 1942

The P-38E with the 54th Fighter Squadron actually appeared a little later in the campaign in the harsh Alaskan environment. Operating out of Elmendorf Field some units detached and forward deployed at Ft Randall. The 54th was the only unit […]