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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

ITALERI 1:48 Lockheed S-3B Viking

Been a while since I've posted anything, in a modelling funk. This is an Esci/AMT repop. The kit went together pretty well but pay attention to the instructions as Italeri mis-numbers several parts; they are pretty easy to figure out [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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" [...]