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Aerospace engineer who enjoys building 1/48 aircraft and 1/350 ships.
Personal website: https://davidsscalemodels.com/

1/48 Academy CH-46A/D Helicopter of HMM-165

In July of 2024 the International Plastic Modelers Society (IPMS) held their National Convention in Madison, Wisconsin. This was only a couple of hour drive from my home. I used Academy’s 1/48 CH-46A/D – U.S. Marines –Vietnam kit. [...]

Revell 1/48 A-26B Invader

This build was the Revell 1/48 A-26B Invader. It was detailed with Eduard photo etch detail sets for the cockpit and the bomb bay. I also used the SAC metal landing gear set. The scheme is the “Maggie’s Drawers” of the 416th BG – [...]

David’s Scale Models 2023 – The Year in Review!

The year is coming to a close in just a couple of days. This year I completed ten builds. Seven of these were commission builds. Below are the synopsis of each build along with a link to the build log. (link) At the start of the year I [...]

1/48 Hasegawa AV-8B Harrier II Plus

This commission built was for a client who is a former Harrier pilot. I used Quinta Studio’s 3-D decals for the cockpit, Meng Missiles, Eduard Brassin’ JDAM bombs, and Caracal Decals to represent VMA-214 aircraft # 2. This aircraft was [...]

Chilled Toon A-10 “BRRRT” Egg Plane

The Chilled Toons A-10 Egg Plane called “BRRRT” was a commission build for a previous client. The kit is a full resin 3-D printed kit. This format required a lot of prep work to clean up the parts. I also made custom decals to match [...]

1/72 Dragon Northrop P-61B Black Widow "Lady in the Dark"

This was another commission build using Dragon’s 1/72 P-61A/P-61B Black Widow Night Fighter. The client is a huge fan of the Northrop P-61 and really liked the 1/48 scale I built last year. He wanted a 1/72 version in a case for his [...]

Hasegawa SR-71 Egg Plane

This next build is another commission for a returning client. The kit is the Hasegawa SR-71 Egg Plane. Hasegawa has a large series of these egg planes. They feature an egg-shaped distorted interpretation of a real world aircraft. They are [...]

1/48 Revell AV-8B – VMA-223

This build was a commission build using the 1/48 Revell/Monogram AV-8B kit. The client supported the Marine squadron VMA-223 in Afghanistan in 2011. In appreciation of his support they carried an American flag on a mission aboard and [...]

1/48 Kitty Hawk AH-1Z “Viper”

This commission build is the 1/48 Kitty Hawk AH-1Z “Viper” attack helicopter. This build is for a Marine Veteran who worked on these interesting helicopters. For this build added the Eduard interior and exterior photo etch sets, the [...]

1/48 Hobby Boss A-6A – “Flight of the Intruder”

This build was using the 1/48 Hobby Boss A-6A and building as the aircraft portrayed in the 1991 Viet Nam era movie “The Flight of the Intruder. The model itself was detailed using Eduard’s “BigEd” photo etch set as well as self [...]