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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

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[...]

Painting the 1/32 Zoukei-Mura Do-335

Well, it has finally begun. I started painting this beast. The Germans built less than 40 of these things so there's not a whole lot of variation in colors. Several were captured at the end of the war and taken to the U.S., Britain and I think F[...]

1/32 Z-M Do-335 Progress Report

The Zoukei-mura 1/32 Do-335. This is becoming one of those frustrating projects that neer seems to end. Other than the clear plastic everything- well not really everything, but it seemed that way at times- the kit went together well. There's jus[...]

More Do-335 Madness

Some progress on the 1/32 Zoukei-Mura Do-335. Encountered a few problems that arose from the brittle nature of the clear plastic. One of the wing fillets cracked and broke off in two places and had to be repaired. The landing gear is coming toge[...]

The 1/32 Zoukei-Mura Do-335 Rear Oil Cooler Assembly

Hello every one. I finished this part of the kit last night and I would almost consider another lit kit all by itself and it seems like every sub-assembly in this kit is a mini kit. I kinda went nuts weathering it, but most of it won't be seen s[...]

1/32 Zoukei-Mura Do-335

The never-ending saga of the Zoukei-Mura Do-335 continues. There are a lot of parts to this thing. The instructions for the engines alone are 13 pages long! The cockpit and engines are finally done and the level of detai is tremendous. There is [...]

The 1/32 Z-M Do-335 Forward Engine is Done

I finally got around to at least finishing off the forward engine of this beast. There are a ton of parts on these little gems. This is one of the best non-resin engines ou there. The block was painted using a variety Mission Models Paints that[...]

More work on the 1 32 Zoukei Mura…

More work on the 1/32 Zoukei-Mura Do-335. I haven't counted how many part make up the engines, but it's a lot. So far, I've probably assembled a little over half the total parts. There are tons of hoses, pipes, ignition stuff, exhausts and motor[...]

1/32 Zoukei-Mura Do-335

Here are a few shots of the engines. This is a great kit with lots of detail and perfect fit. I'm probably weathering and distressing these a bit more than they should be, but I think I'll finish this kit as a well-worn, well used "1946" version[...]

Last Details Added to my 1/32 Tamiya RNZAF Corsair

I finally received the stretchy line for the aerials in the mail yesterday and attached the completed assembly using copper and steel wire, Albion Ni-Ag tubing, and a little paint. Next, it will be placed on the shelf where it will remain quietl[...]