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

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[...]

1/48 Airfix P-40 Tomahawk IIb

Piloted by Australian Ace Jack Bartle 112 Sqd., Egypt October 1941. Aftermarket items include Ultracast prop/spinner and seat, with Brengun gun sight along with a Master gun barrel set which has a very nice pitot head along with a ring and be[...]

1/48 Me 210/Ca-1. Hungary, Summer 1944

There are two kits used in this project, Monogram Me 410 kit and Planes resin conversion set. The Planes set comprises of wings, nacelles, props and painting masks. They are of high quality but the fitting of the nacelles to the wing was tricky[...]

Eduard 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-2

This aircraft was piloted by Uffz. Peter Bremer of 2./JG54, Autumn 1941. The standard 74/75 upper camouflage was modified by an application of 70/02/79 over the original paint to improve its camouflage for Autumn. I did the same painting seque[...]

April 2019 random draw winner

I've just returned from my vacation celebrating my 70th birthday and my 30th wedding anniversary, yes I actually got married 30 years ago on my birthday, and a wonderful surprise of the 1/48 Airfix Spitfire MK XIV was waiting for me. Thanks to [...]

1/48 Classic Airframes Brewster 239

This aircraft was piloted by ltm. Ilmari Juutilainen 3/Lentolaivue 24, Suualajarvi airfield November 1942. Juutilainen was the top scoring Finnish ace with 94 victories, 28 while flying B-239's. Aftermarket parts include a Vector engine and Ed[...]

1/48 Hasegawa RAAF P-40 E

This plane was flown by five victory ace P Off Stuart Munro early 1942 from Port Moresby. At this time No. 75 Squadron was the only Allied fighter squadron standing between the Japanese and Australia. Many pilots of 75 Squadron entered service [...]

1/48 Dewoitine D-520

Tamiya kit. This model represents an aircraft at Mostaganem North Africa, in 1941. I used the Aires cockpit set which Is quite nice but doesn't even come close to fitting the kit is was supposedly designed for. The crash pad in front of the g[...]

1/48 i. A. R. 80

This is the Hobby Boss kit. The plane I chose to model was an early production aircraft that was utilized as a "school" plane that only carried the outboard wing guns. I blanked off the inner guns and shell ejection chutes. The kit aerial is i[...]