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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/

1/48 Trumpeter C-47 conversion to the Tropical Tilly R4D-5 from the 1951 movie “The Thing from another world”.

This build was a little different. I have always been a fan of the 1950’s and 1960’s horror and sci-fi movies. One of my favorites is the Howard Hawks 1951 movie “The Thing From Another World”. The movie is set in the arctic at an [...]

The 1/48 Tamiya P-47D Razorback “Gail Ann” Project is complete!

At the start of the week I applied decals, lightly weathered the aircraft, added the fine details and installed the canopy. With the aircraft completed I then detailed the display case and mounted the aircraft. The model will be packed up [...]

1/350 Trumpeter USS Hornet CV-8 "Doolittle Raid"

Welcome to last and final week of the Trumpeter 1/350 USS Hornet CV-8 Project! For 30 weeks and 660 hours of work this project is finally completed. The final update in the build log is a large update covering the 3-D crew figures, [...]

1/48 Trumpeter HU-16A Albatross Sea Plane

This build is the Trumpeter 1/48 HU-16A Albatross. I chose the United States Coast Guard scheme from 1957 using Caracal decals. The kit itself comes with a small photo etch set for added details, metal landing gear struts, and rubber [...]

1/48 Hasegawa F-15E Dual Role Fighter

This build of this 1/48 Hasegawa F-15E Dual Role Fighter that was supplied by the client was built mostly out of the box. I added some photo etch accessories, resin bombs, and Afterburner Decals to replace the kit decals which did not age [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]