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Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

As long as we’re now into Fw-190s…

This is the Hasegawa 1/32 kit with the Montex conversion to do the Fw-190A-3 flown by Hans “Assi” Hahn of JG2 in 1942. It’s an easy drop-fit conversion with a full fuselage. Decals from Eagle Cals.

Monogram 1/48th P-61

I wanted something other than the usual “Black” Widow, so I chose a scheme I’d seen in photos here and there….OD over neutral gray. The canopy sections were both a PITA to mask and to apply open. Probably could’ve been […]

Hobbycraft CF-105 “Arrow”

This is the “New tool” Hobbycraft CF-105, in 1/48th scale. The kit comes in a rather large, sturdy box, which is really needed because this is a big model. I’m impressed with the size of the completed model every time […]

“The Missle With a Man in it”

This is the Hasegawa (I believe) 1/32nd F-104(C?) done some time back. As I recall, it was a fairly trouble-free build and the NMF was my usual rattle-can technique. I took these out on the driveway this morning in hopes […]

Hasegawa 1/32nd Fw190A-6

Here is Oblt. Georg Schott’s “Weise 11”, Staffelkapitaen of 1./JG-1 while based at Deelen, Holland in the autumn of 1943. This one also has the Eagle Editions propeller & spinner, cowl gun cover, and wheels. I also used the RB […]

Hasegawa 1/32nd Fw190A-8r2 “Sturmjager”

Sturmjager flown by Hpt. Wilhelm Moritz, Kommandeur of IV(Sturm)./JG-3 while the unit was based at Memmingen in the summer of ’44 and dedicated to the interception of allied daytime bombing raids. An order from Hermann Goering himself forbid the unit […]

RAAF Spitfire Mk. VIII

This is a 1/48 Otaki kit built in 2002. I followed the Aeromaster decals painting instructions which stated that the Ocean Gray portions of this plane were over-sprayed with “Mixed Green”. They described this green as a lighter version of […]

Peter Carmichael’s Korean War “MiG Killer” Hawker Sea Fury

I started work on this airplane about 5-6 years ago. I stopped working on scale models for several reasons but this Sea Fury and the Mirage F-1 that I did as a CSAF plane were about half-finished and they taunted […]

Horse of a different color Cavalier Mustang 1/48 Tamiya conversion

Build a couple years ago, I was unpacking this from the trip back from the IPMS Nats in Orlando, and thought I’d get a couple pics before putting it back in the display case. I have many happy memories of […]

Hasegawa 32nd FW-190

Again…an older build (I think it’s all there this time) – an A8 variant maybe (?). I do see that the antenna wire is gone, but I can’t blame everything on the cats. I used to take an old greeting […]