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1/48 Tamiya FW-190

I got this as a gift a few months back. I don't normally do German aircraft as I am scared off by the complex camo schemes but I decided to give it a go. This was enjoyable because I was just focused on a nice result not super realism- I [...]

1/48 Revell F-86D Sabre Dog

Here is Revell's 1/48 F-86D Sabre Dog built entirely OOB and finished with Vallejo acrylics. It is a really nice kit with engraved panel lines, good fit, and nice detail in the wheel wells. The only trouble I had with the build was in the [...]

1/48 Revell F-15E Strike Eagle

This kit was built about 5+ years ago in what I would describe as my first serious attempt at building scale aircraft. Up until that time I had mostly been doing 1/350 ships but after I saw an article in Fine Scale Modeler with this kit I [...]

1/48 Airfix F-51 "Rotation Blues"

Here is my take on Airfix's Korean War F-51. Great kit with excellent value. Built OOB with a few scratchbuilt modifications- namely a seat cushion with seat belts and some additional Korean War radio equipment that was not included in [...]

Airfix 1/48 P-51D "Jersey J**k"

My first post in a few months- wanted to get one posted before 2023 ran out. Airfix kit, finished with Vallejo acrylics, oil washes, and Tamiya weathering powders. A few self inflicted errors along the way but overall it was a smooth [...]

Tamiya 1/48 P-38G "Miss Virginia"

Here is my take on Tamiya's delightful 1/48 P-38 G/F. I found this for a really nice price online and the seller included a Brassin wheel set and Model Masters metal barrels which I added along with a Eduard Zoom instrument panel/belts to [...]

Tamiya F4U-1A Corsair BuNo 17833 Maj Marion Carl

Here is my completed entry for the Jim Sullivan Memorial Build. Fittingly it is a Corsair of the VMF-223 stationed in Torokina, Bougainville, in December of 1943 Decals are from Fundekals and the main wheels are from True Details. I [...]

Tamiya 1/48 P-51D "Louisiana Heatwave"

Tamiya kit Eduard PE detail set Aeromaster decals I've wanted to do this scheme for two years now ever since I saw this decal sheet online. I lived in Louisiana for 6 years, got married there and my two girls were born there so this had a [...]

Oldies but Goodies

Here are some of my builds from 2013-15 era before we left Louisiana and moved to Minnesota. Sadly none of these build made it on the trek North and were either sold or given away. The kits pictured are as I recall: 1/350 Hobbyboss USS [...]

Some more vintage kits!

Here are some Monogram/Revell kits that I've build over the last two years. All 1/48. I have a soft spot for these kits because they are some of the very first kits I built as a kid and can be found for prices that are easy on my wallet!