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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!!

Finished! – 1:48 Scale, Airfix Hawker Hurricane

I got this one done, my third for this year! A honey of a kit, loaded with detail and great fit!! Loved building this model and I'm gonna have to pencil in another one, just because! I hope you like the end result, and I saw earlier, one of t[...]

Messerschmitt Me-410B-1, “Hornisse” (Hornet)

This is the Pro-Modeler kit in 1:48 scale. I built her a few years back as an OOB project, and if memory serves me correctly, overall it was a pleasant experience with a few hiccups. Hiccup number one, was the fit in the wing root. Not horrib[...]

Hasegawa, 1:48 Scale, Macchi MC.202, “Folgore” (Lightning)

Another Axis bird! I built this one, after seeing my friend Bill Koppos' build of the same model. I like the way his came out so well, I got busy on mine. I see many of these at shows, and pretty much all of them have the smoke ring camo app[...]

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 [...]