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@billkoppos Bill Koppos

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63 years of age, Modeling since birth. Do planes, armor, have a ship started. World War 2 is main interest but will stray back in time, never forward. Competition shooting, collecting Military rifles, riding my Harley and reading History occupy the non -modeling time. I am a mechanic by trade, for the famous Village of Amityville, Long Island.(Yep, the “Amityville Horror” place). Married 36 years to a lovely long-suffering woman and have one 30-year old kid, who builds better models than me.

I actually finished something….Csaba 39 m

The 39M is a Hungarian armored car of early WW2. The 1/35 scale kit is from Hobby Boss, I never expected to see one of these from a mainstream molder, but it fits nicely in my armored car collection. My kid got it for me on Father's Day, so I fi[...]

Midway Marauder

Saw that Greg Kittinger wants to do a Midway B-26. Here was my interpretation, done a couple of years ago. "Susie-Q" was an early bird with short wings and different tail gun position. Valom had a kit of it, it got crucified by the critics when [...]

Well 2016 is almost gone so….the 2016 output.

Wait a minute! 2016 just freakin got here! It's gone already? Sheesh. I hear that the explanation is at 10 years old, a year is only 1/10 of your life BUT at 61 a year is only a lousy 1/61th of it, therefore they Whoosh by. I do buy that theory[...]

“Yonder they come!” December 7 (8) 1941 Philippines

Built this little dio a couple years ago, in line with my lifelong interest in the Philippine fiasco of '41-'42. Tried to represent a mad scramble of the 34th Pursuit squadron at Del Carmen field on the Day of Infamy. The opening title is not re[...]

I love a theme….My Hellcat entry

Eduard's 1/48, done right after it's initial release. Prop and tires were replaced with Hasegawa items, and a true Details cockpit set used. The small decals are also Hasegawa. The finish represents a Lexington fighter flown by an ace from VF-16[...]

Failed Concept…BP Defiant Airfix 1/48

It seemed like a good idea at the time. An interceptor fighter with all it's armament concentrated in a rear-mounted turret, whereby the pilot could concentrate on the maneuvering and the gunner on gunning. The Brits were always concerned with i[...]

Sharks are everywhere…49FG P-40K

Due to the recent P-40 profile posting I dusted one off. This one was built back when the Hasegawa 1/48 "Special edition" K came out. It's been shelf sitting with it's 49er groupmates and has come out for a flight. Represents a 7th Squadron airc[...]

Tank in the Box….Hobby Boss 1/35 Schneider

Howdy boys and girls it's been awhile, I have been building, just not a lot of finishing. Got this one done somehow. It's Hobby Boss's model of an early "tank", The French Schneider CA. For history and specs and such, go here The kit went toge[...]

My Prize Easy Eight.

Built exclusively for iModeler because you gave it to me, as award for December's monthly model. I was never really interested in the late war "Easy Eight" until of course, I saw "Fury". Then I was turned on to the wide track, and big muzzle-br[...]

Saab Story J21 pusher fighter

Pilot Replica's first and only release, a 1/48 Swedish Saab J21 twin-boom pusher. Actually My son Kyle built this one, I be just the poster boy. He reports it to be a pretty good build, complaints being a split wing seam and locator holes that a[...]