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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.

Heller F4U-7 in 1/48

Presented for review: AĆ©ronavale 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]