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Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

Trumpeter 1/32 F8F-1 Bearcat

This is my first submission to I-Modeler. This is an OOB build. This bearcat is the Air Group Commander's aircraft of VF-19 during 1947 I enjoyed doing this kit as it is one of my favorite airplanes. Painted it with Model Master enamels thinne[...]

Revell of Germany 1/72nd Scale He-177 Greif (Griffon)

Brief Subject Background: The Heinkel He 177 Greif (Griffin) was the only operational long-range bomber to be flown in combat by the Luftwaffe. To reduce drag in the design to meet speed (310 mph at 18,000 ft) and diving bombing specifications[...]

Another Airliner

Here's another Western Pacific billboard airliner. Minicraft 1/144 737 withn Daco decals. I'll let you figure out who the livery represents. Built OOB. I used so much acrylic clear on it I floated one of the stencils loose.

Accurate Miniatures 48th SBD-3 Dauntless USN

AM's offering of the Dauntless was an enjoyable kit to build. Despite the many detailed bits in the cockpit throughout the kit, the parts assembly process was pretty much as the instructions described. This is the 3rd Am kit i have built, the[...]

Believe I’ll post something today, too….

Built this Special Hobby 1/32 A5M when it first came out. A fairly easy build, added some interior and engine details. Finish is Alclad White Aluminum mixed with a littleTestor's flat yellow, to get the "Japanese Navy protective coating" tinge. [...]

1/144 Airbus A320, AirTran Airlines

Hello All, Here is my just finished A320. The kit is the Revell Germany A320. It bears the markings of AirTran Airlines. This airplane is one of just four A320's with these markings. They were operated by Ryan International Airlines under contr[...]

1/48 Hasegawa Messerschmitt Bf-109K-4

From early 2010... Built OOB. Gunze-Sangyo acrylics. Not much else to add, I'm afraid. Just wanted to post something today and get some sweet, sweet karma. :)

Accurate Miniatures’ 1/48 scale Vought SB2U-1 Vindicator

Here's the Accurate Miniatures Vought SB2U-1 "Vindicator". I started it in 2005, and when I laid down the natural metal finish (Alclad II) to replicate the silver-colored lacquer "dope" used on the fabric, it reacted with the primer I used (Mr.[...]

Hasegawa 72nd Panavia Tornado F.3 Saudi Arabia, Desert Storm

This is the 3rd 72nd Gulf War vet, this time Hasegawa's 72nd Tornado. Basically the same scheme the RAF uses except for the Saudi markings. Like the RAF brothers the Saudi F3,s air combat variant of the Tornado didn't see much action during t[...]

Eduard 1/48 Fokker E.III Ernst Udet

Hello, everybody! Present my fresh model, made is literally for 2 weeks. Some of the details in the model may not correspond to the photos Fokker Udet. Just at the time of construction I did not have all the necessary information. Well, next tim[...]