Modeling for over 50 years, World war II 1/48 scale aircraft are my main interest.
Accurate Miniatures kit and Bringuier Aviation Products resin wing. The plane was operated by No.2 Squadron June 1942. Updates to the kit included Ultracast seat and exhausts, Squadron vacuform canopy, and Master gun barrels. I separated the [...]
Special Hobby kit of the LN 40 from Flight training School at St.Raphael summer 1942. The French designer of this aircraft, M. Pillon, actually faced charges by the Germans that his work was based on the Ju-87 by espionage. There are two major [...]
Aircraft from 96 Squadriglia, 9 Gruppo, 4 Stormo CT, Alture di Pola, April 1941. This was a Breda built plane as evidenced by Breda's distinctive style of mottling and the small tail cross. This is the Pacific Coast kit with a Vector engine, Ma[...]
1a Squadriglia, Cascina Vaga 1944. The Flying Machines kit was created by Special Hobby/ CMK and is the same plastic as the SH kit but comes with extra resin cockpit and photo etch parts and also parts to do the torpedo bomber version. They scr[...]
AZ Model kit with their additional photo etched set. Eduard MG15, home made vac canopy and extra cockpit work. Camera and frame added to internal under fuselage window area. This is another labor intensive limited run kit.
RAAF No.4 Squadron, New Guinea, 1943. This kit in my opinion has the best OOB cockpit of any Special Hobby I ever built. I still did a little more detail in the way of wiring and a throttle quadrant I fabricated. I also added more detail to th[...]
1./KFIGr. 406 Norway 1942 This is definitely NOT the kit to attempt as a first limited run project. It requires a large amount of prep work especially thinning the trailing edges of the flying surfaces and the floats are also areas of concern[...]
Flown by Maj. H. von Bonin, JG 54, Russia, 1943.
I wanted to do the prototype because I liked the "poached egg" scheme as opposed to the standard green and grey of the production planes. As produced, the Special Hobby kit represents an Ro.57 bis, so modification needed to be done. These includ[...]
Flown by Lt. Elias Kuhlein of II./JG 51 Radomir, Bulgaria 1944. Extra detailing added to cockpit using some Aires resin and parts I made. The wheel wells, drop tank and rack, also received additional work.