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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!!

Hasegawa 1:48 Scale, Aichi D3A1, Type 99, Carrier Bomber, ‘Val’

After seeing Terry's beautiful D3A2 model posted yesterday, I thought I'd stick my neck out with one I had built a few years back. It's a terrific model, that fits well, and a subject that really needed to be updated, considering that the only [...]

1:48 Scale Eduard, F6F-5, “Hellcat”

Not going to get in too much of a chat with this one, as I already have written about their F6F-3. Same build experience with this one. Great overall detail most of the time, and could be improved upon in others. It's an excellent build, and [...]

1:48 Scale Tamiya, F4U-1, “Corsair”

Tamiya's F4U in 1:48 scale is a beautiful model, that pretty much builds itself. Fit and finish of the parts is awesome, and the only issue I have found with building these kits, is with building the wing deployed. You MUST be careful of that [...]

1:48 scale, Eduard F6F-3, “Hellcat”

Decent kit of Grumman's fighter, and a pleasure to build. I thought it had excellent exterior detail. The prop was a little disappointing, as was the cockpit. I thought they could been better, but at least Eduard captured the look of the F6F.[...]

1:48 scale Hobby Boss FM-2, “Wildcat”

The Hobby Boss "Wildcats" in 1:48 scale are all pretty good models. They line up. They look right, and have a pretty fair amount of detail, even if some of it is a little overdone. Still, I found them to be fun builds. At least the ones I ha[...]

1:48 scale, Eduard Yak-1b (Accurate Miniatures Re-pop)

I started building this model on a business trip I took last year up in Syracuse NY. It was small and fit in the luggage well. I had built one of these kits when it was originally released by Accurate Miniatures a few years back, so I knew w[...]

Work In Progress-Nichimo 1:48 scale, Ki-45, “Toryu”

Here's another kit that's moving along towards completion. Again, a few update photos. Kit itself is going together well. All the fun has been getting all these interior detail sets to fit. Ugh. However they look okay after the fact. This [...]

Airfix 1:48 Scale Hawker Hurricane Mk.I

Hey Folks Here are a few WIP pictures, updating what's been done on this kit. She's a real beauty! I have some touching up to do before I apply the first gloss coat. Then it's decals, second gloss coat, and then the flat coat and "fidley bits[...]

Completed models for 2015!

I managed to get four kits done this year. First is the Hobby Boss, 1:32 scale, Stormovik. This one was the single seat on skis. Good kit, with a couple of fit issues with the outer wing panels, but I enjoyed building it, and will build anoth[...]

Work In Progress-Nichimo 1:48 scale, Ki-45, “Toryu”

Hello Folks! It's been awhile since I lasted posted anything on here. This is a project I have been kicking around for a long time, and finally decided to jump off the fence and get busy. Most of my glue sniffing buddies have either built[...]