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

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[...]

1/48 Mania Ki-27 “Nate” Empire of Japan Group Build

I took the lazy way on this and didn't post any in progress photos. I added a few extra details to the engine in the form of intakes made from brass tubing squeezed to the proper oval shape and made oil cooler support struts from sprue. A Squa[...]

1/48 Eduard Spanish Republican A.F. I-16 Type 10, 1938

Added the landing gear inspection window located in the wheel well and landing gear retraction cables. No decals used all markings were applied by paint.

1/48 Heinkel He 100

It is perhaps fortunate for the Royal Air Force that during the dramatic summer months of 1940 this aircraft was not available to the Luftwaffe. A range 30 per cent higher along with a significant speed and climb rate advantage over the Bf 109 [...]

Focke Wulf Fw 190 V-1 Prototype

This is the 1/48 Classic Airframes kit which comprises of resin main parts, metal landing gear legs and tail wheel, 2 well molded very clear vac canopies and decals. The kit was built OOB and painted using Vallejo Metal Colors. The kit is a st[...]