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

Spitfire Mk V, Tamiya

This plane was one a batch of MkI B's converted to a Mk V by inserting a Merlin 45 engine. The actual plane ended up on the bottom of the English Channel courtesy of of Bf 109F on June 22 1941. This model was done 10 years ago and I decide[...]

Heinkel 70 1/48 AZ kit redux

My wife gave me an early Christmas present, a new digital camera. I wanted try it out but I have no new work to photo so I decided to shoot one of my favorite old builds. This is one of my favorites for 3 reasons. First it is a kit that one d[...]

Bf 109 G-4 /R3 1/48 by Hasegawa

I spotted this plane in the Classic Colours series of books "Aufklarer" volume two and was immediately attracted to it. Additions to the kit were: blanking off the gun troughs adding detail to the wheel wells installing an under fuselage came[...]

Fokker G.1 “Jachtkruiser” 1/48 by Micro Mir

If anyone is planning to do this model, I highly recommend you buy a copy of the Dutch Profiles Books Monograph on the G.1 and the Dutch Decals DD48069 sheet for this kit. The book has all the information one needs covering history, camouflag[...]

1/48 Hasegawa Ki 43 II

Additional work to the kit includes: Seat belts, Eduard brake lines, lead wire flaps sanded flush and installed in the closed position markings done by homemade stencils and paint, no decals used Plane represents an aircraft from the 77th Sent[...]

MB 151 1/48 Dora Wings

Great kit , but it does require limited run kit building skills known as putty and sanding. The putty is not to remedy bad fitting parts, on the contrary the parts fit is quite good, it is to fill panel lines that due to the excellent kit engine[...]

Caudron-Renault CR.714

The Caudron 714 was one of the few true lightweight fighters to actually reach production status. During the Winter War of 1939-1940 between Finland and the Russia, France gifted 80 Caudron fighters to Finland. Due to various circumstances an[...]

Airfix 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk1

Model depicts an aircraft flown by the Finnish Air Force 2/Lentoliavue 26, Kilpasilta airfield, April 1943. The only mods necessary to convert to a Finnish Hurricane are a taller scratch aerial mast and a small first aid hatch added on the mid [...]

Trimaster 1/48 Me 163 B V53

This kit was in my model storage closet for 30 plus years and after spending 3 months on the Blenheim i was looking for a less complex project so here it is. I used an Aires cockpit set and it actually fit fairly well. Paints are a combinati[...]

1/48 Airfix Blenheim Mk.I Bomber

I decided to do the Airfix Blenheim Mk.If kit as the Mk. I bomber. All it required was using the excellent Vector bomb sight and the alternative clear nose part, with the lower port panel buffed clear, supplied in the kit. I had the Eagle Str[...]