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@blackadder57 George Henderson

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Heavy equipment operator in a gold mine. Strictly 1/48 aircraft with a penchant for oddball schemes

Tamiya 1:48 KAWANISHI N1K1-Ja SHIDEN TYPE 11 (George)

N1K1 from the 402nd Fighter Squadron, 341st Fighter Group. This is a very nice kit with great fit and low parts count. When I opened the kit I set myself a challenge; finish a kit in under a month. If you discount the 10 minutes it took me to at[...]

AIRFIX 1:48 SPITFIRE MK.I (Kit Number A05115A)

I built this in tandem with the build I posted yesterday using the earlier and slightly easier to build kit. This is the other famous 57 OTU aircraft, LV⦿N, s/n AR212. I shamelessly copied from yesterdays article...Innards were painted with Tami[...]

Airfix 1:48 Spitfire Mk. I (Kit Number A05126)

The newest Mk.I kit with the fuel tank cover and landing gear issues. Other than that, a great kit. This is WZ⦿H of 19 Squadron, Duxford, 4th May 1939. Innards were painted with Tamiya XF-71 Cockpit Green. Masking tape harnesses. The bottom was [...]

ACADEMY 1:48 Grumman TBM-3 Avenger Kit Number #12285

I've had this kit for a long time; it's an Accurate Miniatures re-pop. I've been wanting to do this as an Atlantic Scheme and settled on this version. The thing that delayed the build for years was the lack of information on the underwing strike[...]

Airfix quick build – spitfire

Got a belated Xmas gift from Grandkid Ezra yesterday. It a kinda non-official Lego kit and good for ages 5+. The decals are stickers and as I later found out, they have the sticking power of a frightened limpet to a rock. A quick check shows the[...]

2020 builds

My most prolific year ever; not because of the obvious but this is the first time I have built similar kits in tandem

Hasegawa 1:48 Hawker Typhoon Mk.Ib (JT 60)

This is actually a Hawker Typhoon FR IB, the photo recon version of the Typhoon. The build was an ongoing process, and was stalled out for nine years due to the fact that I couldn't find the resin camera insert used in the left wing to make the [...]

Nichimo 1:48 Spitfire Mk.IX(?)

This started as serious build, but when I put the plastic up against scale plans, absolutely nothing lined up and I wasn't sure what Mark it was. Usually I'm not a rivet counter, but it was the rivets that threw me off. Bazillions of over-scale [...]

PTO tribute

"Foxy" from the 45th FS/15th FG based on Iwo Jima, 1945 Not a very happy ending to this beautifully marked aircraft which is "parked" under that pile of smoke It was struck by the aircraft "parked" upside-down The end result

Hasegawa 1:48 Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero (Captured Pt.2)

This is my third and final entry into this awesome GB (Many thanks for the invite Louis) This aircraft represents one of many in the so-called "surrender markings", white all-over with green crosses. Why were they done like this? I'll copy/paste[...]