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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-8E MiG Killer

Known as the Fighting Checkmates and as the MiG Killers, with seven confirmed kills and one probable, including both the first and the last F-8 kill. VF-211 was second in MiG kills only to VF-96's F-4 Phantoms. Not a bad kit over all. I added a [...]

Italeri 1:48 harvard mk. Iv

An RCAF kite from the Goldilocks Aerobatic Team based out of RCAF Station Moose Jaw (Sask). The team was formed in 1962 and were designed as a parody of the famous "Golden Hawks" team. In 1964, with the conversion of pilot training to new Tutor [...]

Academy 1:48 Spitfire Mk.XIVe

Spitfire Mk. XIVe TZ138. This aircraft built in 1945 at Aldermanston and shipped to Canada in 1945 and was used for cold weather testing with the Winter Experimental Establishment (WEE) Flight in western Canada from early 1946 to July 1949. It w[...]

Hobby Boss 1/48 F4U-7

I built this as a tribute to a fellow modeller who passed away last December, one day short of his 26th birthday. He wanted to build this aircraft as it had an interesting history: serving with the French Aeronavale, one of the aircraft in the T[...]

ITALERI 1:48 SPITFIRE Mk. IXc

This was originally going to be the oddball "beer truck" version as shown on the box-top but investigation has led me to believe that this is now a myth at least as depicted by the aircraft shown. I have found pictures of an aircraft with the ke[...]

Tamiya 1/48 Bf-109E-3

I started building this to be marked with the kit decals but a photo on the web blew me away. This is more of a study in interpreting B&W colors than being correct so this is my take right or wrong. I messed up placing the wing roundels too [...]

Hasegawa 1/48 “Captured” Kawanishi N1K2-J

This was is a great build for an old kit. No filler used at all, even the pesky fuselage/wing join. I used Rising Decals "Dying Sun Pt.III and they worked great. For chipping I first laid down some Tamiya Flat Aluminum and the painted over it wi[...]

Revell 1/48 Dornier Do 335

Next on the oddball list: This aircraft was captured by the Americans and turned over to the British. A nice kit that can be built as a single or two seater by virtue of inserts fitted over the spine. I had some fit issues here but nothing that [...]

Trumpeter 1/48 westland wyvern s. 4 (late)

The aircraft J/371 s/nWN328, shown moments before ejection by Lt. Cdr. "Smokey" Cowling was one of two Wyverns lost during Operation Musketeer, on Nov. 05 1956. Not a bad kit though reading Tom Cleaver's article on another site saved me some gr[...]

Monogram 1:48 B-26/JM-1

The U.S. Navy and Marines operated trainer/target tug Marauders as the JM-1 (equivalent to the AT-23B/TB-26C). My subject is JM-1, Bu No 66759 of VJ-12 serving in the Pacific. Puttied up the top turret hole and added a patch where the nose gun w[...]