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

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[...]

Fokker G.1 “Jachtkruiser” 1/48 by Micro Mir

If anyone is planning to do this model, I highly recommend you buy a copy of the Dutch Profiles Books Monograph on the G.1 and the Dutch Decals DD48069 sheet for this kit. The book has all the information one needs covering history, camouflag[...]

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[...]