I am 54 years old and live in the SF bay area. I mostly build in 1/72 aircraft and will sometimes do something in 1/48 if the subject strikes my interest. I am also a volunteer aboard the USS Hornet CV/CVA/CVS-12 in Alameda, CA helping run the radio room and amateur radio station on board callsign NB6GC.
Just finished this early this morning. 1/72 ICM Bf-109-E7 Trop. Painted with MRP and Gunze Mr Color. The kit breakdown is exactly like the Tamiya offering with a bit more flash and no locating pins. Fit was a bit more fiddly. When I pulled off t[...]
Just completed this morning, this is my Hasegawa Spitfire Mk VIII of 452 Sqn RAAF, Morotai 1944. The markings are from DK decals and the model was painted using MRP paints. I added a Eduard Zoom set in the cockpit, very little of which you can see.
I have always liked the Defiant and had started this Airfix 1/72 Defiant Mk I and then put it back in the box. Well, now its finished! I added Eduard Zoom to the interior, Quickboost gun barrels, exhaust and pitot/antenna masts. Aires resin for[...]
1/72 Tamiya Spitfire Vb Trop. I was going through my stash and found this kit partially built with the cockpit mostly painted. I guess you can say it came from the shelf of doom. I realized I did not have a American Spitfire in my collection so [...]
This is the MPM boxing of the Academy P-39 kit. MPM provides a different decal sheet for the kit. I added Eduard seat belts, stainless steel tubing for the cowl guns, drilled out the other guns, Aires main wheels an reworked the nose gear a bit.[...]
This is a 1/72 Revell Hurricane Mk IIB I just finished today. Painted with MRP paints. I added gunsight glass, clear wingtip nav lights and resin wheels. The markings are from LF Models and depict a Hurricane of the Portuguese Air Force based at[...]
Just finished this one today. The markings represent Neil Armstrongs F9F-2. He was shot down in this aircraft on Sept 3, 1951. While on a armed reconnaissance mission south of Wonsan, he was hit by ground fire while making a bombing run at about[...]
This is my 1/72 Sword Spitfire Mk Vc Trop Markings are for MA292 flown by F/O Lawrence Weggery RNZAF of 615 Squadron RAF at Dohazari, India, Jan 1944. The markings are from the kit. I added IFF "cheese cutter" antennas from Uschi Superfine Thre[...]
I have just completed this little kit in 1/144. It is my first ever build in this scale and a nice diversion from those huge 1/72 kits I usually build! This was built OOB and painted with AK Extreme Metal and MRP paints. The next one will have i[...]
Completed my Academy 1/72 F2H-3 Banshee. This is the most recent boxing. I built it mostly OOB just adding some wingtip navigation lights and some wire and plastic card to help make the ejection seat look more like a ....ejection seat. The kit h[...]