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@billkoppos Bill Koppos

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64 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 37 years to a lovely long-suffering woman and have one 30-year old kid, who builds better models than me.

Trying to keep the sharks coming….

Hasegawa P-40M. 1/48 scale. I think this is one of the meaner looking mouths. 112 Squadron, Italy 1943.Resin seat and wheels added. Pilot from old Tamiya Buffalo kit.

So we’re getting toothy are we……my Shark week entry….

Hasegawa's 1/32 P-40E, done up as Colonel Robert Scott's first mount in the CBI theatre. She's pretty much Out of the box except for etched seat harnesses and elastic brake lines. I had to remove the excess windshield frame on the left side of t[...]

Fill ‘er up…1/48 Hasegawa Ki-44 gets gassed.

I had built the 1/48 Isuzu petrol truck with the Ki-45 Kawasaki "Nick" it came with, and thought it would work well with the Shoki too. So I set up this quick scene using a generic base, a couple of drums and a bicycle from an Eduard japanese gr[...]

As promised…No. 4 of my favorite Five…..1/32 Sparrowhawk…

What you've all been waiting for with baited breath. Fourth fave is the William's Brothers Curtiss F9C Sparrowhawk. I just like to go back and look at this colorful, clean unique machine. For a kit it's age and type it did not go together bad at[...]

Kitten with bite…a Red Tail

Tuskegee P-51B flown by Major Charles McGee, veteran of 3 wars. Tamiya 1/48 kit, Warbird decals. Alclad finish. Poor pictures. Sorry, all I have right now.

I got my eyes on you…the Eyeball 109…

My contribution to 109 mania, Hasegawa's 1/32 109G-6 Cannonenboot. Built right out of the box for some online thing a while ago. A nice easy-build kit indeed. Flown by a pilot Saurer or something like that, killed going after B-17's at Schweinfu[...]

My favorite Five….an exciting new series….

Well maybe not exciting, interesting perhaps, but maybe not, mildly amusing?....oh never mind. I was sitting the other day with nothing to do (300 plus model kits all over the place and nothing to do? hmmm. Maybe my wife is right.) and started t[...]

More metal with a side of rivets….Fine Molds 1/35 Japanese Army type 89 Medium tank….

Still on an armor run. This one was actually a great surprise Boithday gift from my kid last year (January 22) and a fabulous gift it was. I probably never would have bothered to get it, as it came in a three-installment deal in concert with Ar[...]

Vickers Crossley armored car

Hello, for my first article I present the Pit Road Vickers Crossely 1/35 scale armored car. Acquired from Hobby Link Japan just before Christmas this was a nice easy build. All the parts were well fitting and parts count low, a pleasure of a bui[...]