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F3F-2 encore – F3F-2 of VF-6

Since everyone liked the Marine F3F-2, here’s a Navy F3F-2 of Fighting 6 aboard USS Enterprise. This is a model of the airplane that Fred MacMurray’s character “crashed” during the high altitude test in “Dive Bomber.” Again, done OOB with […]

Tamiya, 1:48 Scale Bristol Beaufighter Mk-VI

Another great kit by Tamiya, so what else can I say. Fit was spot on and other than the need of some extra detail in the respective cockpits, the kit is awesome. I only say that because for some it’s […]

Hasegawa, 1:48 Scale, Kawanishi N1K1-Ja, ‘Shinden’ (George)

Hey Folks, I’ve been away for a bit, but still building. Thought I’d post a few pictures of one of my latest builds. Loved the kit and it went together very well. A minimum of fit issues and the detail […]

More work on the “Cave”

Small room, but feel blessed to have a space, not sure about the other walls, but these I like and I am just about ready to start gluing and painting again! Not sure where to hang my flight jacket, I […]

War of the Worlds Classic Illustrated Edition

“Across the gulf of space…intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely they drew their plans against us”… From H.G.Wells “War of the Worlds” novel I read those words some 50 years […]

Happiness is!)))

Finally Spitfire on my desk! The wait was exciting, but the mail Russia still handle the job! Many thanks to all who so appreciated my work. Thank iModeler, you’re the best!))) Promise- ready-made Spitfire first appears here on iModeler

F4U-4 of VF-32, Flown by Lt. Frank J. Cronin USN, 1950

I first saw a mention of Lt Frank Cronin on page 24 of the Osprey book “F4U Corsair Units of the Korean War”. Considering we had the same name I sought to try to locate him to say hello. I […]

R.I.P. Bill Gunston (1927-2013)

I just became aware that aviation author Bill Gunston died on June 1, 2013. A former RAF pilot, he was the technical editor of Flight International beginning in the 1950s and later an editor of Jane’s All the World’s Aircraft. […]

Supermarine Attacker from Trumpeter in 1/48 scale

Still keen on the Fleet Air Arm; I’ve just finished one of Trumpeter’s latest. The Attacker didn’t quite make its mark as noticeably as the USN Banshee & Panther although similar in performance. The tailwheel undercarriage wasn’t a great feature […]

Man Cave, a builder’s log

Well we finally moved into our new home here in Normandy Park, WA. And along with a little land, fresh air and garden comes my own room! So from the bare room to the first displays and lastly a picture […]