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How to pack a model.

I'm off to the IPMS nationals tomorrow and I'm taking the Horton with me. Ithought long and hard about whether I should ship it next day or take it with me as carry-on. The questions I asked myself were- 1, do I ship it and have it get destroyed[...]

1/32 Trumpeter P-47N Thunderbolt “Chautauqua”

This is my 1/32 Trumpeter P-47N Thunderbolt with the markings of “Chautauqua” flown by Lt. Victor Schmidt from 463td FS 507th FG (20th AF) Ie Shima, April 1945. Trumpeter kit has an accurate overall shape but some serious inaccurate and weak a[...]

So you’ve built a 1/48 hangar but…

So you've built a 1/48 hangar, but the aircraft for the diorama are slow going. What does one do with an ongoing diorama project taking up a corner of the basement? Make it into a backdrop for photo shoots. Mr. Terry Davis gave me some model[...]

Supermarine Seafang Mk.32 (Trumpeter 1/48)

First of all, I need to say that this is a "what if" build. There are two reasons for that: Trumpeter and Trumpeter. First reason is that model has a lot of issues with an accuracy, clearly visible if you're comparing with photos. Usually I don'[...]

Adolf Galland, German Fighter Pilot Ace, WWII, 200mm Verlinden figure

The only 200mm figure I've ever made, it had to have some meaning. Him being a WWII fighter pilot Ace, and on top of that being my homonym, it was a good match ;) Again, on the close-up, I notice the eyes could be better, but when looking at th[...]

US General Norman Schwarzkopf, 120mm Verlinden figure

Another 120mm Verlinden figure made in resin. I did this one mainly because I wanted to test the results of painting a camouflaged uniform. Overall I think it's not too bad. What do you guys think? Constructive critics welcome ;) Portrait[...]

Trailer with loaded steel coil

For this build, I used a trailer from Italeri. Using the chassis from the Italeri kit, I scratchbuilt the flatbed and the coil rigid supports. The air couplings were also scratch built using pieces of styrene. I intend to replace the wheels usin[...]

Focke Wulf 190 A-8 Oberstleutnant “Pips” Priller JG 26

Focke - Wulf 190 A-8 from Oberstleutnant Josef "Pips" Priller when he flew over the beach of Normandy with his comrad on the morning of June 6, 1944.Here is the model of Hasegawa 1:32

USAF Memphis Belle Crewman, WWII, 120mm Verlinden figure

Another 120mm resin Verlinden figure, this one is a crewman of the famous Memphis Belle B-17 bomber, the 1st one to have successfuly finished 25 missions (which allowed the crew members to "retire", back to the US; some did it, but others volunt[...]

USAF Fighter Pilot, WWII, 120mm Verlinden figure

Ok, here go those Verkinden figures I did some 30-35 years ago or so. I don't have an acrylic protection for them so for all these years they have been collecting dust on shelves, moving from place to place a few times... Glad they are still ma[...]