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Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

Blue Max 1/48 Halberstadt CL.II

Some more of my ‘paleomodeling’, the Blue Max Halberstadt. I have always liked the lines of the Halberstadt CL’s. The kit was a typical ‘limited production’ from a few years back, you had to make the parts go together. Covered […]

Eduard 1:48 SPAD S.XIII

Model of dioramas, about which I have spoken. Almost from box assembly, said only the pilot. Perhaps the aircraft will be too yellow, my mistake, but had to paint in the evenings under the lamp. And so probably got the […]

Revell Hawker Hunter F.MK.6

This has got to be one of the all time classic’s of fighters of the 50’s and is right up there with the F-86 in the looks dept. Once I saw the kit sitting on the shelves of my local […]

Another Monogram B-25

This is “Ruthie”, done from the same Bombshell Decals sheet Steve Towle did “Solid Jackson” from – I sent around the decals I got for review and six of us did models from the decals for a “group review” at […]

Monogram 1/72 F-11c Hawk

I got this kit at a club auction, in a plastic baggie, with instructions, but sans decals. I built it out of nostalgia for old kits, built when I was younger, but with an adult ‘eye’. I replaced the missing […]

1/48th Tamiya Bf 109E4

This is just a fun little kit and with all the 109’s showing up I thought I might put up this one. I usually build a little more weathered, but I still like this one. I built Galland’s plane, adding […]

A-10 Warthog 1/48 Monogram

This is the model that got me back into the hobby after a decade long absence, 1/48 Monogram A-10 with a few tweaks. While being fairly well immobilized by a foot injury, I found two Monogram A-10s in my closet. […]

Hasegawa 1/32 Bf-109F-4

Since everybody likes 109s, here’s the long-awaited Hasegawa Bf-109F-4, done as Marseille’s “Gelbe 14” with Lifelike Decals. Paints are Xtracrylix, “sun faded.” Model done last year when it was first released. The “Friedrich” was the best combination of engine and […]

1/32 Bf-109B-2

The Eduard Bf-109E-1 modified to Bf-109B-2 with the Alley-Cat conversion set. Very easy. There’s been no end of confusion over the camouflage the first Bf-109B’s were in when sent to Spain. I agree with Lynn Ritger’s research, that they were […]

Republic F-84F Thunderstreak Monogram 1/48

Maybe it’s my age, well, I was born in 1952 after all, but I really like the jets from the ’50s. To me, they just look like a jet fighter is supposed to. It seems that to aircraft designers back […]