I am 55 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.
Tamiya 1/72 Spitfire Mk Ia. I have had this kit in the stash for quite a while. It was time to build it especially since I did not have a Mk Ia in the collection. This plane was flown by Sqn Ldr Rupert "Lucky" Leigh of No. 66 Sqn from April to O[...]
I just completed this today. This is the Encore boxing of the Academy Harvard Mk IV. I painted it with MRP and Alclad (RAF High Speed Silver) paints. The markings are from the kit. I moved with wingtop nav lights to the wingtips, added ventral I[...]
I finished this today. Academy 1/72 F-8E. The model was painted with MRP paints. I added a resin ejection seat and wheels as well as a Master pitot tube. Markings are by Furball Aero-Design. The model depicts a F-8E of VF-101 "Satans Kittens" p[...]
This is a1/72 Airfix Spitfire MK I that I finished today. Painted with MRP paints. Added a resin dorsal position light, Eduard seatbelts, drilled out exhaust and added antenna wire with Uschi superfine thread. Markings are from Iliad Desgin and [...]
I just finished this one earlier today. 1/72 Special Hobby P-40N painted with MRP paints. The only things added were the gunsight bead from master and Eduard steel seatbelts. The markings are from DK decals and represent a P-40N from the 418th N[...]
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.[...]