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@aloisious AL HOFFMAN

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Building since about 1954. My Father was a builder & u-control flyer & got me started. Moved to Indy from Cincinnati when I was 10. We left over 200 built models on my walls & hanging from the ceiling.
Married for 43 years with one 40 year old child who is a first responder.
Will start anything that strikes my fancy. Finishing it is another matter.

1936 Ford Street Rod

AMT 1936 Ford. 1/25th. Kit from the 60's that has recently been rereleased. Latest release version has globs of molded plastic on the bottom side like a resin slush mold that needed clean up before any building could start. a couple days worth o[...]

Revell Phantom Vicky

This was built 100% OOB a while ago mainly as a painting exercise. It was my first serious attempt at using acrylics. I wanted to see how well it laid down & if it stayed on when masked with tape. Worked out pretty well in both areas. The pa[...]

Another Porsche 956

Tamiya released a 956 in 1/24th with this livery but this isn't it. This is a Starter full resin kit in 1/43rd with vacu-formed glass. Little over 4 inches long. The black & yellow colors are Model Master enamel & the white on the body &[...]

Delahaye by Heller

Got one done so here it is. This is the Heller 1/24th Delahaye. Delahaye was a French car manufacturer probably the most affected by the Art Deco movement in the 30's. This is an example of their more restrained coachwork. WIP shots can be s[...]

Porsche 956 Short Tail

I'm don't remember much about the history of this car. Probably campaigned '81-'83 time frame. It was powered by a Porsche flat six. The driver decal lists Bellof, Bell & Holbert but I don't remember them being teamed together. The kit is b[...]

’78 Season Brabham BT-46

This Formula 1 Car was powered by a Alfa-Romeo 12 cylinder engine. The Brabham team was owned by Bernie Eccelstone before he bought F1, designed by Gordon Murray & the #1 car was driven by Niki Lauda . John Watson campaigned the second team [...]

Highway Pioneers Club Contest

Didn't see a group this fit into so I'm putting it here. One of our local Model Car Clubs recently had a meeting at my house w2hich included a contest that I sponsored. The requirements included building a Gowland & Gowland car kit in one of[...]

Otaki 1/48th P-40

You P-40 builders have no one to blame but yourselves for this dog being shown. I was feeling left out. It was pulled out of my graveyard. It was built when the kit was first released so you tell me how long ago that was. Brush painted with Hum[...]

Airfix 1/72 Hawker Typhoon 1b

It is still June 6th over here so here is my contribution. It is Mn317/ZYB of No. 247 (China British) Sqn., 124 Wing as of June 1944. Late in the build I convinced myself that it was a 3-blade prop not a 4-blade like came with the kit. It is not[...]

1962 Chevrolet Bel Air

This is my latest completion done as a mild custom/street machine. All the emblems have been removed. It has been lowered using blocks in the rear & modified spindles in front. Engine is a 409 from the kit with modified air cleaners & [...]