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

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[...]

Curtiss Hawk 75N 1/48

Medallion Models resin kit circa 1990 or so. This is still the most accurate kit of the P-36/Hawk75 in this scale. This model represents an aircraft from the Royal Thai Air Force, 85th Wing, Dom Muang 1944. As one can see this is an old tech[...]

1/48 Fine Molds Mitsubishi Ki-15

Model was done OOB with the addition of Eduard seat belts. This kit is very well done but it is a shame that the excellent interior details supplied with the kit can not be seen because there is no open cockpit option. This model represents a [...]

1/48 Hasegawa Ki-45

Eduard cockpit set and canopy masks used in this build. Model represents an aircraft based on Timor Island in 1943.

Special Hobby 1/48 Finnish Fiat G.50

Following on the really nice G.50 prototype posted by Valter, here's a G.50 build I recently finished. The kit was done mostly OOB with Master gun barrels and aftermarket decals being the only additions. Model represents an aircraft piloted by [...]

1/48 Airfix Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.I

Model depicts an aircraft operating with 255 Squadron RAF, Kirton-in-Lindsey, Lincolnshire, 1941. Note this plane has six stack exhausts for which I used Ultracast parts. Other aftermarket parts are Eduard cockpit set and Master gun barrels. D[...]

1/48 Reggiane 2005 “Sagittario”

Flying Machines kit represents an aircraft operating with Squdriglia 362, 22 Gruppo, 42 Stormo, Littoria June 1943. This is a limited run kit of good quality that has some nice resin parts for the cockpit and wheel wells. Modifications to the[...]

Azur 1/48 Potez 630

The main difference between the Potez 630 and the more numerous 631 was their engines. The 630 was powered by a Hispano-Suiza HS-14A/B whereas the 631 utilized a Gnome-Rhone GR 14 M4/5 power plant. This model depicts an aircraft that operated w[...]