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Retired ecologist. Spent my professional career researching African wildlife and particularly, elephants in Botswana.
I have a PPL and practice flying in warbirds. My heart though is in classical music playing the piano.
Models have been along periodically since childhood.

Two Dragon 1/48 Messerschmitt 262b-1a

Red 10 and 6 were captured by the Allied and photographed while evaluated before being scrapped. Some data suggest that Red 6 had RLM 75 painted on upper wing surfaces instead of the RLM 82 presented here. Dragon's kit is a challenge to [...]

Trumpeter 1/48 Mig-23ML Flogger G

The Syrian Air Force had several variants of the Flogger in service. Conveniently I chose The Mig-23ML model of which one landed in Israel and was well photographed. Trumpeter's 1/48th scale model is challenging. The difficulties in the [...]

Revell 1/72 Blohm und Voss Bv 222 V2

While not the largest operational aircraft in the Luftwaffe, the Wiking performed effective service through transporting supplies and personnel. With six engines, it was still underpowered and required a long stretch of (quiet) water [...]

Hasegawa 1/48 Typhoon Ib variants

Here are three Typhoon Ib models representing operational aircraft. These entail the "car door", "tear drop" canopy and the four blade propeller. Other than the filling of false panel lines on the fuselage, it is a [...]

Revell 1/72 Shackleton AEW.2

Probably, the best kit in the scale. Revell's new tool Shackleton is superior (but not by a large margin) to the Airfix kit. In all, it is not a difficult build and results with a big and impressive model.

Trumpeter 1/48 F-100F Super Sabre

A nice and easy to build model. The highlight of the model is the engine exhaust area with the colorful burnt metal patterns. No fancy metallizers there, just a touch of diluted colors over darkened silver paint.

Hasegawa 1/48 F-4E Phantom IDF

Although showing its age, Hasegawa's 1/48 F-4E model looks like the real aircraft when completed. It has many shortfalls but, the relatively low part number count allows the builder to get to the painting stage quickly. In this model, I [...]

Roden 1/48 IDF OV-1D Mohawk

The two Mohawk aircraft that served in the IDF endured less than 8 years in service before being returned to the US. Both particular aircraft are displayed in aviation museums. Roden's Mohawk is a difficult kit to build. It requires [...]

Hasegawa 1/48 F-8E Crusader

In the real Crusader aircraft the panel lines are not so obvious. Yet, I made an exception to enhance the 3D feel of this classic naval fighter.

Hasegawa 1/48 Macchi C.202 Folgore

Five models of the venerable Hasegawa Macchi Folgore.