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I have been building plastic models for most of my life Started out as a kid, got sidetracked by girls, marriage and kids, (But I never stopped building though...) then got back into it in the early 80's...

I really got serious about HOW I build after reading a Kalmbach book titled, "How to Build Scale Models" by Roscoe Creed. It's written in plain English, and it's written to someone who really had no idea how to make, "those seams go away." From there the rest is history.

Mostly I build aircraft, but I have started to dabble with some armor and ships. we'll see how that turns out!

I've met many great folks while enjoying this hobby and hopefully will meet a few more from this website. I LOVE the low key approach, and the complete lack of whining that can be seen on other sites.

Thanks for having me aboard!

1:32 Scale, Trumpeter, F4F-4, 'Wildcat'

Decent kit that went together very well. Building her with wings deployed was a little bit of a pain in the hind quarters, While Trumpeter gives you the option of folded or extended wings, I think the kit is designed more to have the [...]

Hobby Boss, 1:48 Scale, Grumman F8F-1, "Bearcat"

Calling this one FINI! Nice little kit which I built completely OOB. I've always liked Leroy Grumman's 'Hot Rod' as it was called in Grumman Corp. Circles. The kit as it comes OOB, is actually a -1b. I wanted to build a real early [...]

1:48 Scale, Tamiya A-1H, 'Skyraider'

Calling this one, DONE! Second for 2024 as well. and I am on a roll. This is a really good kit and you can build a fantastic model right from the box. I did use some after market, a couple of Quickboost items, (Gun barrels and canopy [...]

The Class of 2023. Last year's completed builds.

Sorry to be late with this, but here are the completed builds from 2023. I managed seven total, and a couple other started, and hope to finish in the coming year. I was going to post the Spitfire from an earlier article, but, I did only [...]

Hasegawa, 1:48 Scale, Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb (Trop)

This is one of those kits that was removed from the infamous, "Shelf of Doom!". Those shelves are like opinions, and everybody's got one...(Among other things...;) "Shelf of Doom", "Bin of Shame", as model builders, we all [...]

Airfix 1:48 Scale, Curtiss P-40B, "Tomahawk" in RAF Service.

Airfix's newer releases the past few years, of which this is one of, have really upped their game. In the past, some of their kits left a LOT to be desired, being little more than toys. This P-40 kit is really nice and it's the second of [...]

Tamiya, 1:48 scale, Mitsubishi G4M1, Model 11, "Isshikirikko", (Land Attack Plane), Reporting Name - 'Betty'

Howdy Y'all This is an older build from a few years back. Pretty much OOB, except for the True Details weighted wheels. Paint was the old Aeromaster Enamels line, (Think Floquil Military). Decals are from the kit, aerial is stretched [...]

Tamiya, 1:48 scale, Heinkel He-162A-2, "Salamander"

Calling THIS one done! This early jet had the distinction of killing more German pilots than those of the enemy. A really nice little kit that was a lot of fun, and builds well. I know, some of you may be thinking, "What? A [...]

Nichimo, 1:48 scale Nakajima Ki-43-Ic, "Hayabusa", (Peragrine Falcon) Allied Reporting Name: 'Oscar'

Kit is built mostly Out Of Box except for the True Details weighted tires. EZ line was used for the aerial and paper strips for seat harness. Paint is a combination of Tamiya acrylic for upper surfaces, over Alclad II for the lower. [...]

Accurate Miniatures, 1:48 Scale, North American P-51C, "Mustang"

Pulling this one from the "Way Back Machine" for "Throw Back Thursday". Sans Tennessee Tuxedo and Chumley, of course... Anyway, I was in my 'Laboratory' organizing storage when I happened to see this old kit and [...]