One of my older builds from the mid 90’s. I started building my current stash back in the early 90’s. Living in the East Coast I started picking up more kits to bring back with me when I returned home […]
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It’s been a little while since I have posted any of my builds here. I’ve been really busy with moderating the Midway Group build, while trying to get a few more planes built before the 75th Anniversary of Midway in […]
Finished, last night and this morning…these two have haunted my workbench for several months, and at last they are completed! Both are Tamiya’s 1/72 A6M2b kit; one a Pearl Harbor raid Zuikaku machine with kit decals and the other a […]
My old model A6M-5 Zero Tamiya 1/32 Painting Model Master
I finished this up last week, for am IPMS/USA review. It’s a great kit. The only additions I made was in the form of a set of Radu Brinzan’s paper seat harnesses.
Tamiya 1/48th Mitsubishi A6M3 Model 22 of the 582nd Naval Air Group, Buin, Bouganville, flown by Major Saburo Shindo in June of 1943. The kit is box stock except for Eduard Photoetch seat belts and Modelkasten filament for the antenna […]
I added a CMK interior and some wire to the engine and landing gear but that’s about it. I am not sure who made the pilot’s body but the head is from Reheat. This is my interpretation of Hiroyoshi Nishizawa’s […]
I’ve been working on Tamiya’s 32nd scale Zero for a few months now. Generally I enjoyed the build but didn’t appreciate the added complication of the working features. I also struggled with getting the front of the fuselage to line […]
The Monogram A6M5 Zero is a very simple model. It has no real cockpit detail, a one piece canopy, and you can see through it looking from below through the wheel wells, when the landing gear is down. But when […]
This is my totally out of the box build of the kit I won at the 2013 Oregon Historical Modellers Show at McMinnville. The markings I chose of the 7 included are for NAP1/c Tsuguo Matsuyama, of Air Superiority Command, […]