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I build mainly 1/48 scale aircraft but venture off into armor, vehicles, and ships as the mood strikes.

F4U-5 Hasegawa/Revell-Germany

Here's my build of the very nice Hasegawa F4U-5 in the kit supplied markings of VF-14 Top Hats. Essentially out of the box with Model Master Glossy Sea Blue and a top coat of 50/50 Mr. Color Semi-gloss and gloss. I added just a bit of [...]

VF-82 Iron Men F3H Demon

This is the Hobbyboss 1/48 kit that I started back in 2015 as a model for a YMCA buddy, Ken Sommerfeld, who flew them, and this exact bird. Ken tragically passed away before I finished and I shelved the kit until a couple of months ago. [...]

1/72 Matchbox/Revell Panther

Total out of the box build. Model Master GSB. A very decent kit with some diligent work preparing for the final color. Kit decals were used and they are excellent. The nose sits a bit high due to the front gear...I could fix that after [...]

Monogram 1/48 OA-4M

Just recently off the bench is my rendition of the older but excellent Monogram 1/48 OA-4M in the two tone gray finish. I used Mr. Color paints and their semi-gloss for a final finish. Furball decals were also used and I cannot say [...]

Monogram T-28D

Well another oldie but goodie for you this evening. The Monogram 1/48ish T-28D from the mid-sixties I believe. I even built it will all of the operating features but decided to go ahead and lock down the flimsy gear with a touch of [...]

Revell 1/48 F9F-5P

Whew, glad to finish this one off and it did turn out nice. There were a few glitches in assembly that slowed down the line-mainly a bad mis-alignment of the tip tanks at the ends. That took a lot of work to rein in and I had to be very [...]

Monogram 1/48 T-6 Texan-Korean War

"Patches" is another in a continuing series of Korean War Era builds. This is one of the original Monogram kits issued in the late '70s. I only added harnesses to the cockpit. Paint is Model Master Faded OD over Neutral Gray. [...]

Box Scale Monogram B-26 Invader

Not a quick build as expected but it turned out nice. Nose weights added to keep her grounded. MM Non-Buffing Aluminum and Sealer (I like that stuff). Strictly out of the box and amazingly the old kit decals survived with a bit of help. [...]

Get To The Choppah

Revell original issue H-19 with Caracal decals. MM Glossy Sea Blue with a final coat of MM Semi Gloss Lacquer. Really out of the box with the exception of adding screening for the engine access openings. I also added some clear styrene [...]

Monogram 1/48 F-80s from the shelf of doom…

Original edition of the venerable Monogram F-80 Shooting Stars. I started these two back in the early 80s with he intention of building Minimum and Maximum Goose. I finally finished them using and old set of Aeromaster decals and Model [...]