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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

Revell 1:48 F-104G (CF-104) 417Sq. Cold Lake, Alberta

A nice kit with a few issues. The instructions want you to join the forward fuselage halves together first, then join the rear halves together and then put the two together as one. Do this and you'll have a whacking great seam to deal with. Glue[...]

Revell 1:48 F-104G

This is an RCAF 441 Sqn CF-104. This aircraft wore this scheme for the 30th anniversary of CFB Baden Soellingen, Germany. I built it using the Revell boxing of the "Tiger Meet" and this came with god awful yellow sprues. I'm building another NMF[...]

Hasegawa 1:48 P-51D

This aircraft depicts that of Capt Ted Lines, 335th FS/4th FG.8th AF.. Capt. Lines is officially credited with ten victories, however, examination of combat reports indicates that he actually destroyed 14. These victories included four in one da[...]

Airfix 1:48 Spitfire Mk.Vb

This aircraft was flown by Pilot Officer Robert W. "Buck" McNair D.S.O., D.F.C (2 Bars)(RCAF). No. 249 (Gold Coast) Sqn. at Ta' Qali, Malta, Mar. 1942. This is the newest Airfix boxing with all the issues that everyone else has posted about: f[...]

Hasegawa 1:48 Nakajima Ki-44-II Ko (Shoki – Demon)

This aircraft is from the Akeno Training Flight Division, Akeno Airfield, 1944. A very nice kit with no vices. When I started collecting info on this kit I noticed almost every build mentioned an over-lap of the of the wings near the wing root(s[...]

Hasegawa 1:48 Kawanishi N1K2-J Shiden (Violet Lightning) “George”

This model represents an aircraft of the 343rd Fighter Group, flown by Leading Airman Ikuji Matsumura. A very nice kit. I added the RB Model Brass 20mm Japanese cannons Type 99 Mk. 2. I bought these for the soul reason that they were on sale dir[...]

Hasegawa 1:48 Nakajima B6N2 Tenzan (Heavenly Mountain) “Jill”

Captured Nakajima B6N2 Tenzan ("Jill") at NAS Anacosta as tested by US Navy personnel of the TAIC (Technical Air Intelligence Center) after the war to obtain information about design, performance, capability. Final fate unknown. A very nice mode[...]

Never Forget

Tamiya 1/48 dewoitine d. 520

GC 2/3 Dauphiné, 2 Esc.(Adj. Chef Bouton) June 1940. A very nice kit with a few glitches. The instructions miss the color for the cockpit innards. It's actually a dark blue and for this I used Tamiya X-3 Royal Blue. The cockpit floor is depicted[...]

Trumpeter 1/48 MiG-3 (early)

Couldn't find a lot about this aircraft other than what is on There is also a photo of the aircraft here. The fit of the kit was pretty good with the exception of the cowl panels which needed a lot of brute force. Trumpeter erred in the area at[...]