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.
Just finished the Fine Molds KI-61-I "Hei" Tony. The model was painted with Gunze and AK Extreme Metal Paints. Weathering with oils and pastels. Antenna rigged with Uschi rigging thread. Markings are from box.
I am calling this one done. Monogram 1/48 Hawker Typhoon Mk IB. The molds for this oldie were dated 1967 or 68 I cant remember now. I remember building it with my dad over 40 years ago. The model is painted with Tamiya acrylics and I added KMC r[...]
Eduard F6F-5 in 1/72 VF-87 on USS Ticonderoga. Used the prop from a Tamiya Corsair, Added a seat harness bracket made from fine wire, Eduard PE in cockpit, Gun sight glass replaced with clear plastic sheet, Quckboost guns and drop tank, Barracud[...]
This is the Hasegawa 1/200 P-8A Poseidon. It was built OOB using Gunze Mr Color and Alclad paints. This model was built on commission from the Moffett Field Museum in Mountain View,CA and will be delivered to them this upcoming Friday.
This is the new tool Airfix Hurricane Mk I. The kit was great and I think is arguably the best out there in 1/48 of the Hurricane. I added resin exhaust and wheels from Brassin by Eduard and stole a rear view mirror from one of my Hasegawa kits.[...]
Just finished my Airfix 1/72 Spitfire MK II LR. Used the new tool Airfix kit with the 3D Kits conversion kit which provides the extra wing mounted fuel tank and markings for Spitfire P8448 "Counterattack" of 152 Squadron. Added Eduard fabric bel[...]
I just competed this one today. This is the Tamiya Spitfire Mk I kit. I used the Ultracast Rotol spinner and prop and Ultracast Exhausts. PE was used for the seat armor. I used Uschi rigging thread for the first time for the IFF antenna wires an[...]
Here are some photos of my recently completed 1/48 Airfix Spitfire Mk. XIX. The model was painted with Model Master enamels. I added several items from Barracuda Studios which include the prop, wheels, exhausts, sliding portion of the canopy, ca[...]
This is the 1/72 Tamiya Bf-109E-4. As many already know the fit of this kit is excellent. The markings are from Techmod. This was painted with Mr. Color lacquer and weathered with oils, pastels and silver pencil. Master barrels were added for th[...]
This is a 1/48 Trumpy Sea Fury that I built a few years ago. I understand that the kit has some issues but what the hell, I built it anyways. Markings were some excellent ones from Mike Grant, possibly the best decals I have ever used. Painted w[...]