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Modeling on and off over 60 years. World War II 1/48 scale aircraft are my main interest.

1/48 Tamiya Ki-61 Hein

As anyone who has built this knows, it's a fabulous kit. I enhanced it with Quinta cockpit decals and Quickboost exhausts and gun barrels. National and fin markings were painted using home made stencils. The model was painted using various [...]

1/48 Tamiya P-47 M

This kit sat in the storage closet for 15+ years I'm glad I finally got to it as it is a fabulous kit. The only aftermarket items used were Master gun blast tubes, Kits of the World 3D seatbelts and Superscale Decals. Polyscale and [...]

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1/48 Curtiss Hawk 75

This is the old Hobbycraft kit with aftermarket upgrades and some details added by me. Aftermarket items are: Resin 2detail engine and cowling Legend cockpit set Eduard Zoom set Master gun set for P-40B AML and Berna decals Before assembly [...]

1/48 Bf 109F-2

After I finished my Me 262 in May I decided to take a break from all things modelling. It was as if building was more work than recreation. The modeling urge hit me several weeks ago and I decided to do this Eduard Weekend version of the [...]

1/48 Tamiya Me262-1a

Aftermarket items include Quinta Studio 3D cockpit decals, Wingz slats, Hussar resin wheels and EagleCals # 138 decals. The Quinta set is fantastic, easy to use, much more so than photo etch. The model represents a 262 that operated with [...]

1/48 Curtiss-Wright CW-21B

This is a limited edition kit by Dora Wings that was produced for IPMS Netherlands. The kit is generally well fitting and nicely detailed with fine recessed panel lines. The canopy is crystal clear but is a one piece part. I found masks [...]

1/48 FW 190 A-4

Going through old photos and came up with this Hasegawa kit I did over 10 years ago. It was sold to a fellow modeler or I would have taken updated photos. Model represents an aircraft piloted by Oblt. Siegfried Schell, Staffelkapitan of [...]

1/48 Hasegawa Macchi 205

When Hasegawa released the MC 202 and 205 kits in the '90's they unfortunately were a combination of features of of both aircraft, neither completely correct. The corrections to make the 205 kit more accurate are not really difficult and [...]

1/48 Douglas A-20 by AMT

Lots of aftermarket items added to this build. The engines, cowlings, propellers, control surfaces, cockpit, control panel, guns, and wheels. Foxbot decals were also used to replace the kit ones. I fabricated the pitot head on the fin, [...]