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Tamiya 1:72 P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt

this is my Tamiya 1:72 Razorback done as a P-47D-23-RA "Josie/Cleveland Clever" (42-27899) flown by Lt. Mike Dokovitsky of the 340th FS, 348th FG, 12/1944. To attempt to achieve tonal variations i did not use a final clear coat. [...]

Tamiya A6M2b type 21

one of my favorite aircraft so it was surprising to me that i had not built a A6M2 Zero-Sen in my favorite scale (1:72 of course). the kit build was augmented with the following bits. Eduard P.E. set, brass tubing for the cannon barrels [...]

Tamiya 1:48 P-38G,339th FS/347th FG USAAF, Guadalcanal, 1943

this is Tamiya's new P-38F/G. I can't say enough good, no GREAT, things about this kit. the engineers/designers deserve big raises, for the gear bay doors alone, if not for the rest of the way the kit goes together. though the kit is [...]

WingNut Wings RE.8 "Harry Tate"

this is my 1:32 scale WingNut Wings RE.8 from the Duellist boxing. Mostly OOB with a few added details, ignition wires out of lead wire and some vent pipes for the fuel tank and of course the bracing wires and control wires out of [...]

EDUARD 1:72 F6F-3 Hellcat, VF-16, USS LEXINGTON CV-16, late 1943

This build brought back memories of my childhood on the '50s, early '60s building Monogram F6Fs. Though the surface detail is great, typical Eduard, i felt the need to replace many smaller detail parts with the following. Brassin resin [...]

S.B.S. Models 1:72 Macchi Mc72 "world Speed record"

i do apologize for no in progress pics, but in truth there was nothing of interest to report. i have to say these were some of the finest resin moldings i've ever worked with. the cowling and surface radiators are exquisite. Fit was [...]

My imodeler award for February, 2019

Thanks again to all that voted for my Tamiya Spitfire Mk.Ia. I am sincerely honored. Thank you to imodeler for the generous prize. I chose the new Eduard 1:48 Tempest Mk.V series 2, which i hope to start soon after my unexpected move to [...]

Tamiya new tool 1:48 Spitfire Mk.Ia

one of the best kits i've ever built, of my all time favorite aircraft. Ingenious engineering, flawless fit and detail throughout. I've modeled it as X4330, QJ*G, 0f no.616 Squadron (South Yorkshire), September 1940, thought to have [...]

FineMolds 1/72 A6m5b model 52 ZEKE (Nakajima built)

My last completed build for 2018. FineMold's example of the late war Zeke. I'll have to get around to building one of Tamiya's 1:72 A6Ms to do a fair assessment of FineMold's offering. Fit was very good, detail very fine, but lacking in [...]

Airfix 1:72 B-25C/D as a USMC PBJ-1D

this is the new Airfix B-25C/D. the early Mitchell in 1:72 scale has been one of my "holy grail" kits for a long time. Airfix finally answered my prayers earlier this year with this release. fit and detail parts are excellent. I [...]