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Old guy. Retired IT/Business professional. Into my second modeling childhood in a big way. Seduced by Wingnut Wings large scale WWI kits. Living far from my modeling friends out here in the sticks of southern Colorado. (Yeah, I play with plastic model airplanes...) Sometimes reviewer of stuff for IPMS USA and irregular blogMaster. I value the internet community of scale modelers which permits me to stay in touch with my friends, make new modeling friends and continue to learn the art of plastic scale modeling. It's kind of like fly fishing in that you will never know as much as there is to learn, but it's way fun trying.

Wingnut Wings Fokker Eindecker E-III Late

Another outstanding Wingnut Wings model kit. This one was built out of the box as nothing else but rigging is necessary on these kits. Rotary engines in WWI used castor oil as a lubricant introduced into the gas/air stream. It was not [...]

Wingnut Wings Junkers J.1

Keeping with the WWI theme, this is my first Wingnut Wings model. Another outstanding kit from the New Zealand modelers. I used Tamiya acrylics, as usual, for all of the colors. I paid particular attention to getting a 'used' look to the [...]

Eduard Dr.1 1:48 scale of Steinhauser, Jasta 11

This is from Eduard's fine 1:48 scale Dual Combo Profi kit of the Fokker Dr.1. The model was built out of the box. All color, except for the national insignia and 'face' on the cowl are painted. I used Tamiya acrylics for everything except [...]

Tamiya A6M2 1:32 Zero

I built this shortly after the kit was released. It was my first foray into highly detailed 1:32 scale kits, although I had previously built a Hasegawa FW-109 G6 out of the box, which turned out pretty well. This one, though, was far [...]

Wingnut Wings FE.2b Early

This was my fourth Wingnut Wings kit, and the most challenging due to the amount of rigging required. I used EZ Line in both sizes. This was good, and bad. EZ Line does stretch well, eliminating the dreaded after-build line sag, and it is [...]