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My scale modeling interests are primarily WWI and WWII military subjects but I have kits spanning all eras in my ever growing stash.

My blog: https://porkchopper.com
My kit inventory: https://airtable.com/shrwqCoPY7iml2Y8N

Columbia Law Professor’s Wisdom Applies Perfectly to Scale Modeling

In Praise of Mediocrity I couldn't have said it better myself:

Sweet 1/144 Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero

Sweet's incredible 144th scale Reisen with carrier deck. Absolutely beautiful kit and a joy to build.

Nakajima Ki-27

I built Hasegawa’s 1/48 scale Ki-27 Nate two or three years ago. Despite it’s age, the Hasegawa kit is excellent, and presents very few problems.

U-96 “Das Boot”

This is the fourth model I built, and after doing three aircraft, I was in the mood to do a warship. The big Revel 1/72 scale U-boat kit was fairly new at the time, and I was eager to see what I could do with it. The kit is absolutely fantastic.

Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate

This is the Hasegawa 1/32 scale Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate kit, and represents a machine operating from Formosa in late 1944 and early 1945. I built this two years ago, and it was my first attempt at a kit in this scale, and my first attempt at a nat[...]

Messerschmitt Bf109-E3

Tamiya 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf109E-3 flown by Obt. Kurt Wolff of III/JG52 during the Battle of Britain. He force landed at Coquelles in the summer of 1940, after combat with RAF Spitfires.

P-51D Mustang

Tamiya 1/48 scale North American P-51D Mustang of the 4th Fighter Squadron, 3rd Air Commando Group.

Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate

The nasty old Tamiya 1/48 scale kit. A truly awful kit, built in the markings of a machine belonging to the 1st Sentai, 1st Chutai, which operated from Clark Airfield in the Philippines during late 1944.

Curtiss P-40N Warhawk

This is the AMT/ERTL 1/48 scale Curtiss P-40N Warhawk. The markings represent a P-40N from the 35th Fighter Squadron, 8th Fighter Group operating in New Guinea during 1944.