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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.

Corsair Mk II, Fleet Air Arm, 1834 Naval Air Squadron, HMS Victorious

Corsair Mk II Fleet Air Arm, 1834 Naval Air Squadron, HMS Victorious, British Pacific Fleet markings (two models). Hobbycraft British Commonwealth Corsair, No. HC1528 (1996) and Chance Vought F4U-1 Corsair, Otaki, No. OT2-27-400 (1976) [...]

Grumman F6F Hellcat, Fujimi

Greetings, friends and modelers. Back posting again after life got busy. I'm easing my way back to modeling by repairing and upgrading an old Fujimi F6F I had originally done in the 1990s. Decals had flaked and my repairs were [...]

Blenheim Mk I, Finnish Air Force 1942

The Blenheim MK I was modified from a civilian concept aircraft for a small high speed 6 passenger transport (Bristol Type 142) in 1935. The success of this concept impressed the RAF and they issued specification B.28/35 for prototypes of [...]

P-40M and P-40N, Italeri, AMT/Ertl

Greetings, fellow modelers. I added to my P-40 collection in order to include a Nationalist Chinese P-40N and an Australian P-40M; a salute to America's Pacific and Asian allies. Both planes are identical in the box, despite the different [...]

PZL 11c by LTD Models

Greetings to all iModeler colleagues/friends. My latest kit is another Ltd Models kit - the PZL P.11c in 161 Squadron markings. This plane was on detached service to the Border Protection Corps (Korpus Ochrony Pogranicza - KOP) in 1939. [...]

Yak-1b from Accurate Miniatures

Greetings iModeler colleagues and friends, I present the Accurate Miniatures Yak-1b for your review and (hopefully) enjoyment. The Yak-1s were the first generation of modern WW2 fighters for the Soviet Air Force, along with the Mig-3 and [...]

Finnish Lagg-3 by LTD Models

Greetings iModeler compadres. My latest project is a captured Soviet Lagg-3. The model kit is by the limited run LTD Models, who were a subsidiary of the old mail order-retail powerhouse Squadron Shop. The model was made in the Czech [...]

Bf-109D, Dora in WW2 camo scheme

My latest, Messerschmitt Bf-109D by Hobbycraft is presented for review. This kit from 1992 remains passable and makes very presentable Jumo-powered pre-war fighter. If you only do one of these kits, I would recommend it be a Spanish [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]