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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 Tamiya Mosquito Cockpit is finished

Well, I have to say that I am very pleased with the way this thing is turning out. It's taken weeks to get this far primarily because I took some time off, and I've only been working on it an hour or two in the evenings intead of my usual 5 or 6[...]

1/32 Tamiya Mosquito Cockpit II

A little more progress on the office. Managed to get everything in place and painted. I used Master brass gun barrels to replace the molded kit ones on the guns and painted them with Alclad Gun Metal followed by Mig Gun Metal pigment.

1/32 Tamiya DeHaviland Mosquito

Progress on the 1/32 Tamiya Mosquito. The cockpit is about 80% complete. All that's left is the navigator's seat and seatbelts, and some touch-ups here and there. I used RAF Interior Green from Mission Models. Small details (buttons, etc.) are V[...]

1/32 Tamiya Mosquito

Progress has been slow on this and not because it's a difficult kit to build. We're fostering a 6 month old Teacup Yorkshire Terrier who has taken up a lot of time so modeling has temporarily taken a back seat. Anyway, Ihave done a little work o[...]

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[...]