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After building models for over 40 years I quit in October, 2016. I have 292 models here at home with 300 awards. I have written several dozen model stories for 5 websites and 4 monthly newsletters.

My First “SnJ Spray Metal Aluminum Model.”

This 1/72 scale F7U-3 Cutlass model was made by Fujimi. It's been 31 years since I built this model and it was my first attempt to use the new "SnJ Spray Metal Aluminum" paint. While attending the IPMS/USA Sacramento, California annual model [...]

1/48 scale monogram-(? ) f-100d thunderbird

RALPH J. MAGLIONE and I grew up together in Portage Lakes, Ohio, which is 7 miles South of Akron, Ohio/U.S.A. I have other written data concerning Ralph's USAF history and I produced a 38.27 minute color/silent 16mm film of the air show at ou[...]

Ladies Black Hair

Remember? I showed you my home made tool that I made out of some 0.10"/0.15" flat styrene stock. I just sanded the round edge down to a semi knife cutting edge, then rolled it down the panel line before the decal liquid dries. When finished, th[...]

Another “Two – Winger.

This is another two-winger model I built. It's in 1/48 scale and was made by "Classic Airframes." The box art says one name, while another name is listed on one of the parts. Let's call it both names. I.M.A.N AND I.M.A.M. = "INMAN RO-37," and an[...]

1/48 Scale Revell Stearman PT-17

Fifty to 70 years ago we use to call this kind of bird a "Double-Winger." Sometime later the name was change to "Bi-Wing" or something like that. Anyways the kit was a snap to build. "Snap" in American English use to mean "Real Easy" to do what[...]

1/48 Scale Lindberg XF-91 Jet/Rocket Experimental Fighter

Lindberg made an excellent starter kit for the "Advanced" modeler like me, so I went full-bore on the project by scratch-building just about everything. All 3 landing gears were made out of aluminum and styrene. I cut in the wheel wells and bui[...]

1/48 Scale P-47D Thunderbolt “SWEET MUSIC.”

Back in 2007 I found a photo of this P-47D Thunderbolt and I bought a kit of it. The decals came from "AeroMaster Decals." When we moved from Colorado in 2016 to a town near the Los Angeles area of California, the model was placed in one of m[...]

1/48 Scale Testor’s “Gates Learjet”

There are other LearJets here on "iModeler" so I'll enclose mine and show a couple of new things that I tried out. First off I painted the inside of the windows with some medium blue colored Tamiya gloss paint then looked at it from the outside[...]

1/144th Revell SpaceShip Two & White Night Two.

A real treat it was to find this model for sale at my hobby shop. I forgot what it cost, but I did not care as I wanted it. None of the parts had hardly any flashing and the instructions were very easy to follow. One photo show's the addition o[...]

The other ford car

This is the what was left over from building Ed's car!! Its' the1960 Ford Starliner model. Since all of the parts looked good with next to no flashing, especially the frame, I choose to build this car. I decked out the engine with spark-plug [...]