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@georgedamian George Damian

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Wife keeps telling me that I am too young to be building plastic planes, I should wait till retirement. Discovered the hobby during the great pandemic lockdown of 2020 and I am greatly enjoying it.
Quite the beginner, the objective is to learn the trade by building myself a collection of World War 2 fighters in 1/48 scale. That will keep me busy for a while.

The brawlerTamiya Mitsubishi J2M3 Interceptor Raiden 1/48 scale

Mitsubishi J2M has always seemed to me like a brawler, a boxer determined to throw punches no matter what. Short, stubby, lacking in agility - but packing a lot of heat. The old Tamiya kit delivered a simple base for approaching this [...]

1/48 Eduard F6-F3 HellcatAlex Vraciu White 19

This was my entry for a local group build with a „feline” theme. Started with an week end edition kit, added some photo-etched seat belts and Techmod decals for the plane of Alex Vraciu. It started on the wrong foot since I used the [...]

Airfix P-40 Warhawk 1:48

Here comes my first build of the year. I've always found the Airfix kits to be comforting, as long as you accept with an open heart whatever lies ahead. I mean they are really enjoyable. There was nothing special about this build, [...]

2021 collection of WW2 fighters in 1:48 scale

So, this is my collection started in 2020 with the great lockdown. I'll let you guess which one is the first model I completed. The collection grows and shrinks, some of the models I gifted over time. Some of the models here will be [...]

1/48 Eduard Bf-109 G-2 with oils

In the never ending quest for a simple yet fabulous weathering technique I tried some oils on this Eduard kit. It is the winter camo scheme of a Bf-109 G-2 stationed in Finland in 1943 and now my only regret is that I should have used a [...]

1/48 Tamiya Spitfire Mk. V

A fun kit with virtually no issues, built out of the box with masks and decals from Montex for this livery, Tamiya paints and hand-made masks for the camo scheme. Some light weathering with soft-pastels blended along the panel lines with a [...]

1/48 Hobby Boss Me-262

Good kit, the variant Me 262 A-1a/U1, a bit fantasy from what I read. First time I attach some ordnance on a scale model plane, I liked the idea of rockets on the first jet fighter, even that maybe the build is wrong. The good news is that [...]

1/48 Tamiya FW-190 D – swapped experiments

The first idea with this kit was to repeat the experiment with the painting masks for insignia, which proved to be a total failure. I painted the propeller spinner white, then applied the mask for the spiral, sprayed it dark green – the [...]

1/48 Tamiya P-51 Mustang – insignia masks test, how to get rid of silvering decals and bump into other issues

Being quite lazy I tend to favor Tamiya kits, to eliminate any headaches from the start. Now this one here was an experiment in using Montex masks for the serial numbers and national insignia - something in line with the bad reputation of [...]

1/48 Tamiya Romanian Bf-109 E

Another Romanian subject, this time a Bf-109 E. This model tries to replicate a machine that fought on the Eastern Front, including Stalingrad, with the help of a great Tamiya kit and RB decals. What baffled me was that Romanian fighter [...]