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@georgelj George Johnson

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Avid model builder. I like building modern jets and helicopters, and real space subjects, but I’ve recently started building WWII aviation subjects. I live in Beaverton, Oregon. You can check out my modeling website: https://www.georgesmodels.com

1/32 Eduard Engines for TAmiya Mosquito

Started on the Eduard resin engines a few weeks ago. I can't believe the number of parts involved. There are literally hundreds. Anyway, I'm building this thing half battle worn and half bare wood to show how it was built and what it looked like[...]

New pics of my 1/32 Zoukei-Mura Do-335

Just shot these new photos of my Do-335. I wasn't very happy with the first series I shot. I also made some slight mods to the finished model. I wasn't happy with the positioning of the landing gear and performed a little surgery on that area to[...]

1/32 Wingnut Wings Jeannin Stahltaube

I started this kit over a month ago and it's been a lot of fun, although I must say that I'm getting a little bored with it and really want to start on the 1/32 Tamiya Mosquito that keeps calling to me. But, I have to resist and finish this, fir[...]

My day at the National Air and Space Museum

I delivered my model of the Horten Ho-229 to the Smithsonian yesterday. It was quite a thrill to tour the restoration shop and talk to the very talented people that work there. I got to see their He-219 Uhu, MArtin B-26 bomber "Flak Bait", Apo[...]

The 1/32 Zoukei-Mura Do-335 Pfeil is finally finished!

Man, this beast took over four moths to build. I worked on it at least 3 hours a night missing only about a week's time. It required a considerable amount of effort with lots of parts and an over-abundance of detail- much of it lost when I decid[...]

Do-335 weathering

I added the decals to my 1/32 D0-335, then sprayed MMP Matte Clear. I let that dry, then painted over the German insignias witha a mixture of MMP Transparent Medium mixed (maybe 20 drops) with a couple of drops of black to simulate the semi-tran[...]

1/32 Z-M Do-335 Progress Report

Here's my 1/32 Zoukei-Mura Do-335. Progress has been slow because there are so many damn parts. It looks more weathered than most 335's because this one was captured by the allies and shipped back to the US for testing. It will have all the Germ[...]

It’s Official!

It's official. I just heard from the National Air and Space Museum and they have formally accepted my Ho-229 into the museum. It will be on display at the Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles Airport. I just have to get it to them in one piece. I am very[...]

Quick Update 1/32 Z-M Do-335

I appreciate every one's comments on my previous post. I started chipping the paint last night- a rather tedious, but oddly relaxing endeavor. I may have over-done it in some spots so I'll probably go over them with a light airbrushing to tone t[...]

I just painted the Braunviolet areas on my…

I just painted the Braunviolet areas on my 1/32 Zoukei-Mura Do-335 Pfeil this afternoon. I used Mission Models paints on top of AK interactive Xtreme Metals. Adherence of the MMP was really good even on top of hairspray treated ares. A couple of[...]