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

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, the ret[...]


I built this kit in 1996 and discovered photos I took in 2019. The kit in 1/48 scale was a combination of a resin aftermarket fuselage and wings combined with the detail parts of the Cooper kit. The plane represents an aircraft that operated i[...]

Fw 190 A-6 1/48 Hasegawa

This is an old build. I was going through photos and found these. I'm not sure when I did this but it was probably early 2000's It represents a JG1 plane operating from Schiphol Airfield, Holland 1943. I've always liked the checkerboard cowlin[...]

RSAF J9 / P-35 1/48 Dora Wings

Dora Wings have done an excellent job capturing the overall shape of this plane, it's light years more accurate than the old Hobby Craft kit. The build is fairly labor intensive and test fitting of parts is a must as with all limited run kits. [...]

1/48 Beriev Be-4

I've always liked out of the ordinary aircraft and when I spotted this kit on EBAY I had to have it. Only 46 of these were produced and during The Great Patriotic War they served in the Black Sea area. Post war saw service as catapult aircraft [...]

1/48 Italian Classic Fiat G.50

Was looking through old photos and found this work from the 90's so I decided to post some nostalgia. From what I remember this was a really well done accurate resin kit and had a good time doing the paint scheme!

1/48 Hasegawa Ki 27

I really like the Ki-27 and this is one I did more than a few years ago.

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[...]