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I'm 70s era kid modeler who returned to the hobby after a long layoff thanks to school and varied attempts at making a career. My build approach is systematic but my subject builds vary on whim as I prefer to dabble in almost anything, but I usually build in aviation and SF.
Most of my reviews are at Modeling Madness.
The B-58 Hustler was the USAF's first and only delta wing supersonic strategic bomber from the late 50s till 1970. It was designed to fly high and fast which would also end up being the reason for its demise.
Original specs [...]
The P-38 Lightning was originally planned to be a high altitude twin engined bomber interceptor. It was designed by Clarence Kelly Johnson's team with its now famous and unique twin boom configuration around the [...]
The Super Mystere Sa'ar was a development of the French version which the original ATAR turbojet was replaced with a non afterburning J-52 that was used in the IAI's A-4 Skyhawks. It served in the 1967 and 1973 Arab Israeli wars gaining [...]
The Tempest II kit which I purchased is the Hi-Tech version which contains various resin and photo-etch parts plus the original plastic. There is a lot to unpack in this kit as there are well over 300 parts in a grey plastic on [...]
Object 279 Kontin was born out of the Soviet desire for a heavy tank that could indirectly withstand a nuclear blast and fight in a radioactive wasteland as well as cross terrain considered inaccessible for conventional armor [...]
From the limited Edition Air-A Cutie boxing. A fairly easy kit to build for the most part. Much easier to build than the Eduard P-400 but with less detail (I had built an Eduard P-400 Profipack kit over a decade ago), but if I had to [...]
Here are some but not all of my PTO models. My main interest from WW2 was the PTO so I have built a number of them.
1/700 Academy USS Enterprise
1/48 Hasegawa Air-A-Cutie P-39D
1/72 Airfix B-25B Doolittle Raider Hari Kari-er
1/48 Tamiya [...]
The M113 APC was the principle armored personnel carrier of the US Army, NATO and various allied forces from the 1960s to the 1990s till it was replaced in that role by various infantry fighting vehicles such as the Bradley, FV432 and [...]
Another relatively quick build. This one from last year.
This is the MPC 1/24 Moon Buggy which is an extra from the 1/48 Space 1999 Nuclear Waste Diorama which I might build later when I get another display cabinet.
Any way, this one [...]
The P-51H/F-51H was the last of the single seat ponies built by NAA. It was made in kit form for 1/48 scale in 1999-2000 by HiPM (best forgotten) and Classic Airframes (not the easiest build.) It wasn't till Dec 2019 when Modelsvit [...]