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Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

Son of Cobra II

Cobra II underwent several modifications including an engine change to the V-1710-143/145(G6). This engine was developed for the P-82 Twin Mustang. Charles “Chuck” Brown, an Allison test pilot, flew the re-named Cobra KF-1 in the 1948 Thompson, and established a […]

1/32 F-86F

Kinetic Kit…….Based in Tamiya bare metal silver (spray can) ….I shaded a couple panels with Alclad aluminum, Testors titanium, and some Floquil platinum mist. The wash used was the MIG pigment wash. The over coat was metalizer sealer with about […]

Accurate Miniatures 1/48th A-36 Apache, WWII MTO

Since we had amazing run on Airacobra’s, and I don’t have one built yet to display, figure an early Mustang would be the next best thing. If I remember correctly this is AM first kit ever offered was the Apache, […]

Airacobra of a different color

Just thought I’d add something different to the Airacobra love fest. Test pilot Tex Johnson won the 1946 Thompson Trophy Race at an average speed of 373.908 mph.flying this aircraft.

Monogram P-39

Hey, can I jump in here also. The is the naughty scheme for the a P-39 of the 36th FS, 8th FG,out of New Guinea, 1943. I built for a guy that loved the markings. Overall the Monogram is still […]

Hasegawa’s 1/48 Airacobra

This is the original-release kit from late 2006, a P-400. The kit is solely a P-400 in terms of the visible items (exhaust stacks and nose gun) so the alternatives are a P-39D, a P-39F or a P-39N, which all […]

Cobras? We got snakes on a desk here

This is Hasegawa’s 1/48 Airacobra as a P-39Q, built when released in 2007. The Bell P-39 “Airacobra” has mostly gotten a bad rap for events beyond its control, all stemming from the completely-idiotic decision by the Army Air Corps to […]

Ceeping it Cobra-my kid’s P-400

Built a couple years ago, by my son Kyle. Hasegawa’s nice 1/48 offering. an early New Guinea warrior. The P-400 being the designation for the British “reposessed” P-39’s. The adoring pilots of these called them a “P-40 with a Zero […]

Eduard 1/48th P-39

Figured I’d join in on today’s “Airacobra-Pa-Looza”. I built this one back in 2005, using Cutting Edge decals to depict a 35th Fighter Group machine flown by Lt. Roy Owen while based at Nadzab, New Guinea during the Fall of […]


See! I can play this game, too! This is the Hasegawa 1/48 P39N/Q kit, built OOB with tape harness. I used an Aeromaster AM sheet to depict a VVS machine that served not one but 2 aces, one after the […]