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Modeling by Chuck A. Villanueva

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 […]

Monogram 1/48 Douglas Devastator TBD-1,USN, VT-8. Ens George Gay Midway June 4 1942

Ens George Gay didn’t get much sleep the night of June 3rd, knowing what he was about to do in the morning. Reports were coming in from the P-boats (PBY Catalinas) of what has transpired the previous day and during […]

i Modeler presents Battle of Midway Group Build 75th Anniversary 2017

by Chuck A. Villanueva on June 3, 2017 in News -- 19 Comments

First I want to thank Martin and his team for this amazing site to share our love of creating miniatures of armor, aviation, ships, figures, automobiles, sci fi and other subjects of interest. Also Louis Gardner, the moderator of the […]

Tamiya 1/48 Focke Wulf Fw-190 F-8, MTO, Italy WWII

by Chuck A. Villanueva on April 15, 2017 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

Finally able to post this build that was completed in January. Tamiya’s excellent Fw-190 F-8, in a desert Scheme of RLM 79/80/76. It was completed about the same time as the D-9 posted earlier, but delayed only because I had […]

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

by Chuck A. Villanueva on March 27, 2017 in Aviation -- 33 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 […]

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

by Chuck A. Villanueva on February 25, 2017 in Aviation -- 23 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 […]

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 […]

2017 Preview-Planned Projects new and old

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 […]