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Tom Cleaver
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December 23, 2017 · in Aviation · · 17 · 2.4K

Probably the fewest completions in a long time, but then there were the major completions of "Pacific Thunder" and the upcoming "Tidal Wave," as well as another project not to be spoken of yet, so I had good excuses.


Airfix P-51D, 352nd FG


Eduard Bf-109F as Trautloft's JG54.

Eduard Bf-109G-2 Finnish AF

AMG Bf-109B-2, Kondor Legion

Hasegawa F-86F as "Mig-Mad Marine"

Tamiya P-51D as John Landers' "Big Beautiful Doll,"

Airfix P-51D as "Old Crow"

Airfix P-51D as Mustang IV of 19 Squadron

Airfix P-51D as Col. Beverly's Checkertail Clan

Hasegawa P-47D as "Hun Hunter XIV"

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17 responses

  1. No "excuses" necessary, you may recall, I was on a Phantom kick for the past couple months and haven't felt like gettin' "back at it" for almost a month now. Nice builds, btw. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

  2. Some us haven't done any "Modeling therapy" all year and will be getting lumps of coal for Christmas...unless they find other nefarious means that don't include the chimney. Nor our we writing books or articles...too busy reading them. But, hope springs internal. Ten models is a good round number for anyone.

  3. Fantastic collection of your work this year. Merry Christmas and all the best wishes for 2018.

  4. Very nice collection, well done mate! All the best for 2018

  5. Nicely done Tom, Merry Christmas.

  6. Merry Christmas Tom! Oh, and a great selection as always! 🙂

  7. Nice collection of builds Tom. I don't see "Big Beautiful Doll " though. Maybe you accidentally posted a picture of another great looking Mustang ?

    Merry Christmas, and let's hope we all have a great New Year.

  8. Tom, great work! Congratulations! Merry Christmas!

  9. Merry Christmas to all of you fellow members of the best modeling club on the internet. Best because of its membership.

  10. Definitely the best, merry Christmas to iModeler.

  11. Excellent builds! Happy holidays!

  12. Very nice collection, and a respectable number of builds! I could only wish I could get that many done in a year! I'd love to average 1 finished build per month... Hope your Christmas was blessed!

  13. What a superb collection of work, Tom. And all completed in one year - that amazes me. On top of finishing two

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