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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!!

AMT 1:48 scale P-40F, “Warhawk”

Another P-40 model, and this one is NOT built OOB like the previous builds. The basic kit isn't bad, but it isn't one of those, "I gotta build it" kits like Hasegawa or Tamiya. However, I you want to build an 'F' or an 'L' model P-40 without th[...]

1:32 scale Trumpeter P-47D-15-Re, “Thunderbolt”

Restarting a long stalled project from the "Shelf of DOOM".... After building the Hasegawa kit, (Which is a fine model by the way) I decided to get into THIS kit, because other than the old Revell offering, it's the only 1:32 scale 'Razerback" T[...]

1:32 scale, Hasegawa P-47M-1-Re, “Thunderbolt”

This is another one of my "Jugs" that currently reside at the American Airpower Museum in Farmingdale, NY. I think between Koppos and myself, we have a few there... ;). It's a big model, so before you get into building her, make sure you have [...]

Tamiya 1:48 scale Republic P-47M-1-Re, “Thunderbolt”

Another fine model from Tamiya. I won't go into a whole bit about HOW great this kit is, but suffice to say, it's awesome. The upper surfaces of the model are painted in Model Master Enamels, in a very VERY dark blue, which looks almost black. [...]

Tamiya 1:48 scale Mitsubishi A6M3, Model 22 “Zero”

Tamiya had released a bunch of Japanese WWII aircraft way back in the late 1970's early 1980's and, at the time, they were the cutting edge of modeling technology. Even today with all the advancements they are still pretty good and can be had f[...]

Hasegawa 1:32 Scale, Curtiss P-40N “Warhawk”

I can't speak for all of us on here, but there is just something about the Curtiss P-40 that just make it one of my favorite aircraft. Does not matter which type, or which scheme, it just is what it is, a tough, hard nosed fighter plane. This[...]

1:32 Scale Trumpeter, Grumman TBF-1C, “Avenger”

This is one of those kits that, after you build it, the thought of, "What the hell am I gonna do with this?" It's a big model. I have to say though, even though Trumpeter has a reputation for fit issues, that this kit is NOT one of them. I ac[...]

Tamiya, 1:48 scale Heinkel He-219A-7 “Uhu”

One of my later efforts, Tamiya's 1:48 scale Heinkel He-219. A really nice model and a good build. Good detail inside and out, and most importantly, the fit was excellent so that negated a WHOLE lot of sanding. The cockpit is a unique arrang[...]

Look what I found at our local hobby shop…

Looks like an interesting subject, and not too shabby in the box either! Freddie from LI

Finemolds 1:48 scale Nakajima, Ki-43 III Ko, ‘Hayabusa’, (Oscar)

The Ki-43 has long been one of my favorite Japanese aircraft of the Second World War. Over the years I have built many in pretty much every scale they have been produced in. My favorite, has to be Nichimo's Ki-43 Ic. Hasegawa released a bunch[...]