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

Oblt. Armin Faber's Fw190 A-3

On the evening of June 23rd 1942 Oblt. Faber landed on an airfield he thought was in western France. It turned out he was landing at RAF Pembrey in Wales, thus presenting the RAF with a perfectly intact 190. After testing Faber's plane the [...]

1/48 Airfix Spitfire Mk. XIVe

I received this kit as the lucky winner of the April 2019 random drawing . I wanted to do a full span Spitfire and the decal options in the kit were for clipped wing versions. I figured some aftermarket company would release the markings I [...]

Heinkel He 112B-1, 1/48

This is a kit by LF models and I think it may be their first all plastic kit in 1/48. It is a limited run product of very good quality. Options include cowl panels to do either the in line exhaust or the tubular. The clear parts are very [...]

1/48 Wingsy Bf 109 E-4

This is a first rate kit. The parts fit and and molding quality are excellent. Additional details added by me were mostly in the cockpit area. I opened the port side sliding panel on the canopy hood while also adding knobs to the panels. [...]

1/72 Airfix Wellington

In the recent postings of the great vintage kits here, I thought I'd share one of my presents of the past Christmas. Last October I was scanning EBAY and spotted a mint condition 1959 Airfix Wellington kit. I happened to mention to my [...]

1/48 FW 190 F-8

This is the newer tool Hasegawa kit. The only cockpit enhancements were a throttle lever made from plastic strip and rod and Quinta seat belts. What attracted me to do this build was the unusual paint scheme. The upper wing surfaces and [...]

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 [...]

Happy New Year!!

Wishing all a very healthy and prosperous new year.

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 [...]