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@bobd56az Bob Dudolevitch

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Northern Virginia defense consultant (retired). Also retired naval officer.

1/48 WW2 enthusiast, plus pre WW2, RAF, Armee de l’Air, Finnish, Regia Aeronautica.

P-47D Razorback, by Monogram

P-47D Razorback, 325th FG (Checkertails), Revell-Monogram, 1/48 scale Greetings iModeler compadres. I present my Monogram-Revell P-47D Razorback, of the 325th FG (Checkertails) for your perusal, and hopefully enjoyment. This particular aircra[...]

Tamiya A6M5c Zero 52c

Presented for iModeler colleagues and friends, the Tamiya A6M5c Zero from 1983. Though the model is old, it is still quite good, in my opinion. After doing my N1K1 Shiden, I had an urge to do its contemporary, the late-war version of the famo[...]

Kawanishi N1K1-J Shiden by Otaki

The Kawanishi N1K1/2 was numerically, the second most important fighter of the Imperial Japanese Navy, behind only the Mitsubishi A6M. 1435 were produced, representing just under 10% of all IJN fighters. For Japan as a whole, only the A6M, Ki-4[...]

Macchi MC 202 from Hasegawa

My version of the Hasegawa Macchi MC 202 presented for iModeler colleagues. This kit is just 'aces'! It builds so amazingly well. It is painted in Model Master enamels. The MC 202 Folgore mated the famed (and feared) DB 601A1, inverted V-1[...]

Heller F4U-7 in 1/48

Presented for review: Aéronavale F4U-7 F.14.9, USN Bureau No 133690, by Heller, in 1/48. As noted in many French F4U articles, the black and yellow ID stripes were for 'Operation Musketeer', aka the Suez Crisis of 1956. Heller did very few [...]

Hurricane IIB, 151 Wing, Vaenga, USSR Sep-Oct 1941

I wanted to do a Hurricane IIB with a tropical filter and temperate camo scheme. The options for that combo were Hurricanes IIs in Singapore, Burma, Java, India, Ceylon, and Russia (ironically none of those locations are actually temperate). [...]

AMTECH P-40L-5, Long tail

Amtech P-40L-5 of the 79th Fighter Group in Mediterranean Theater markings ca late 1943, most likely in Sicily. I like the USAAF aircraft in the RAF-style camo (Dark Earth, Midstone, Azure), and British fin flash obscuring the serial number. I[...]

Hawk 81C, No 77, AVG 3rd Pursuit Squadron, Rangoon, Burma

I finally got around to completing a Hawk 81 (P-40C) of the Flying Tigers, because everybody needs one in their collection. This model is from the Hobbycraft HC 1451 "AVG" Tiger Shark kit which has accuracy issues with the wing-to-fuselage atta[...]

Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien / Tony, Otaki

My second post features and old Otaki Ki-61 (from the mid-70s). It's a very basic kit, but it goes together well, and seems accurate in scale and shape. I think there is a lot of life in the 1970s Japanese kits, even though the lack of detail [...]

Curtiss P-36, 27th Pursuit Squadron, Cleveland National Air Races

This is my first post at iModeler, and I wanted to share my version of the 27th Pursuit Squadron CO's plane, as it appeared at the Cleveland National Air Races in September 1939. At that time the P-36 was the most modern US fighter (pursuit) pl[...]