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@davids_models David Kopielski

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

1/72 Hasegawa P-2H Neptune (P2V-7) of VP-4

The 1/72 Hasegawa P-2H Neptune (P2V-7) is now complete! I added a couple of details the completed this special build. There are numerous photos of the aircraft showing all the details. I am waiting for the brass nameplate to arrive then the airc[...]

Masking with Kapton Tape

I received a lot of questions and comments on how and why I use kapton tape for masking on the models I build. I wrote up an small article on both how and why and placed it in the Tips and Tricks section. at

The 1/144 AMP B-2A Spirit is now complete!

I completed the AMP 1/144 B-2A Spirit Stealth Bomber. The kit comes with good details, has very good fit, and very good decals. This was ordered by a client who wanted it for a display in his office. The scheme he chose was the “Spirit of Califo[...]

1/72 Multiple Aircraft Commission Build Completed!

The multiple aircraft commission build is finished! This build consisted of the Airfix Spitfire MK-1a, the Airfix Spitfire MK-1a converted to a MK-II using 3-D Kits conversion set, the Eduard Spitfire MK-IXc, the Tamiya P-51D and Academy F-35A.[...]

1/48 Airfix Ju-87B-1 Stuka Diorama

This is the 1/48 Airfix Junkers JU-87B-1 Stuka. This was a World War II dive bomber use by Germany. The scheme is that of the Staffelkapitan, 4th Staffel, Stukageshwader 77. It represents how it looked in June 1940 in France. I detailed the airc[...]

1/48 Italeri UH-60 Black Hawk – Army National Guard

This is a 1/48 Italeri UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter built as a UH-60A/L version to represent the helicopter flown by the client who was part of the Army National Guard in Company B – 1-106 Assault Helicopter Battalion. I used Eduard’s photo etch [...]

1/48 Tamiya A-10 Thunderbolt II – DCS Scheme with LIGHTS!

This build of the 1/48 Tamiya A-10 Thunderbolt II was done for a client who is an active pilot in the online Digital Combat Simulator. The scheme is an exact copy of the aircraft he flies in the simulator. The scheme specific decals were home ma[...]

1/48 Freedom Models X-47B UCAS

This is the 1/48 scale Freedom Models X-47B UCAS aircraft built by Northrop Grumman as a possible aircraft for use on aircraft carriers. Two prototypes were built and completed the initial flight testing before the program was cancelled. The ove[...]

1/48 Roden OV-1C Mohawk

This is the 1/48 Roden OV-1C Mohawk. I used Quickboost resin propellers, scoops, and exhaust. For the small details Eduard photo etch sets for the cockpit and exterior. This is a difficult kit in terms of fit especially the canopy. Even the deca[...]

1/48 Hasegawa AV-8B II Plus – VMA-214

This is the Hasegawa 1/48 AV-8B II Plus. I used Eduard photo etch to detail it as well as some 3-D printed parts. The scheme is the infamous VMA-214 Blacksheep with decals from Caracal. This kit had some challenging fit issues with the dorsal an[...]