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Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

My 1/32 Republic F-105D Thunderchief – “Alice’s Joy”

I submit for your consideration my Trumpeter (mostly) 1/32 Republic F-105D Thunderchief. "Alice's Joy" was Col. Jack Broughton's ride when he was the Vice Wingie at the 355 TFW at Tahkli, Thailand circa 1967. Having read all of Broughton's boo[...]

1/32nd Trumpeter F-100D

I bought this back when it was all the rage at the Nationals in Virginia Beach a few years ago. Fondled it for a long time before finally attacking the sprues, though. If I were better at photography (and Photoshop) you could see the cockpit d[...]

Monogram (Revell Germany) 1/48 He-111H-22

Here is my 1/48 Revll Germany He-111H-22. I got it second hand from a good internet model friend in England. I had not really considered doing a doodlebug carrier, until I found out what this kit included. When I saw an aeromaster sheet include[...]

1/48 Tamiya P-47D

This is my latest completion, and second Tamiya Thunderbolt. I didn't achieve the transparent look on the grey that I was aiming for, but it will have to do..lol The only issues I have with the kit are the oversized hub on the Hamilton Standard [...]

Airfix 1/72 Bird Dog

The Airfix Bird dog in the scheme of a NZ owned aircraft ZK-NAM. I replaced the ill fitting cokpit roof clear parts, and removed the horrible ejector pin marks on the tail and wings, but left everything pretty much as in the box. Used frisk f[...]

1/48th Tamiya F4U Corsair

As with all Tamiya kits, this one practically built itself (which is a GOOD thing, because if left to my own devices, I usually manage to mess sumthin' up). There were no fit issues, as with any Tamiya example I've done, and unlike many modelers[...]

Nieuport Ni-17 1/48 – Eduard

This is a Ni-17, N.1887, Stg. Edward Hinkle, Esc. N124 Lafayette, Western front, Spring 1917 This Nieuport has enjoyed a career in service relatively long flight into the U.S. in the French Air Force. Joined the Lafayette Squadron in November 1[...]

Revell – How to know what’s in the box?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrADEoS9eNw&feature=em-uploademail Here's a very useful instructional video explaining what you can get in the Revell kit boxes - as most of the time you actually get repackaged products of other companies!

Eduard 1/48 Mig-21MF Slovak Air Force

This is my 2nd Eduard'Mig. Just from the box. I added some wire wheel wells, roof seals and wires inside the cockpit. I used Tamiya acrylics and Gunze with added some "Future". I hope you like it! regards, Davide

Lindberg 1/72 Me-410

Yes the old Lindberg Me-410, I do like Lindberg kits, rivet coated, thick canopies, one piece tailplanes, funny shapes here and there, but they are fun to put together.. I didn't do much to this one, just polished up that two part canopy, why t[...]