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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

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[...]

Tamiya 1:48 Mitsubishi A6M3 (Captured)

This is my entry into the "The Empire of Japan 1919-1946 GB" This aircraft was restored to flying condition by the joint USAAF/USN/Royal Australian Air Force Technical Air Intelligence Unit (TAIU) at Eagle Farm, Brisbane, Australia in late 1942 [...]

Photographing Models

I was asked about my camera set-up for taking photos. I use a Canon EOS Rebel T3. I have the Mode Dial set to (Aperature Priority). I set the f stop to 32, my highest which allows everything to be in focus. The first two photos show my screen s[...]

Hasegawa 1/48 A6M5 Type 52 Zero (Captured)

My entry in the The Empire of Japan 1919-1946 GB. Build seen here... Many thanks to Louis Gardner for the invite