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.
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 done better. I attempted[...]
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 I look at it; those designe[...]
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 of creating a better bac[...]
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 Productions p[...]
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[...]
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 inte[...]
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 me to complete them for years. [...]
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 attending airshows with my father and th[...]
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 card and rip (not cut) an irregular opening in [...]