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I had three older brothers (and one younger sister) and there was always one of us building some kind a aircraft, be it a scale plastic model or a free flight rubber band powered kit or a gas powered U-Control plane. The end of summer vacation was typically highlighted by the riding our bikes the the waterfront of Toronto and watching the Canadian National Exhibition Air-Show with memories of seeing my first Starfighter or B-52 or being able to (almost) see inside the cockpit of a banking Corsair flying by within the breakwater. By the time I graduated High School though, the model building took a back seat.

Having a itch to make 'something' and being a bit of a history nut and always loving the technical aspect of things, somehow I found my way back to scale modelling after being away for about 35 years.

Finding a community of scale modelers like iModeler is such a confidence booster and provides such great support for any hobby enthusiast.

I looking forward to completing a lot of kits in my old stash and some of the kits from recent purchases - somehow I have ended up in owning over 400 aircraft kits yet to be built - so I do have some work ahead of me and my newly acquired bifocals are ready.

1/72 Me 163B Komet & reading 'Rocket Fighter'

I had a Uncle/Nephew visit and flight at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton. During our visit to the Gift shop, I found a few old paperbacks that looked like some cheap good reading. One book I found was a 'Bantam War' [...]

1/12 Suzuki 'NEW Katana' GSX750S, Tamiya Kit No.34, Motorcycle GB

Well, T'was the night before the night before Christmas... I would not have completed this kit if not for the Motorcycle GB, so thanks to that Group and it's great members to give me the motivation to get this one done. This is another one [...]

1/72 DH.98 Mosquito Matchbox PK-116

I finally found time to complete a build that’s been hanging around a while. It seems that I’m busier being fully retired compared to when I was working. I built this as a birthday gift for my brother and it will be a display on his [...]

1/72 Bell AH-1S Cobra Hasegawa 00535

Thanks to the Helicopter Group Build, I found and bought this kit which I might have looked over otherwise. The last chopper kit I built must have been Revell’s H173 Sikorsky H-19 Rescue kit way back when, so being part of the group [...]

1/72 F6F-3 Hellcat – HobbyBoss 80256

I ended up taking a step back from modeling with the nice summer weather setting in and having multiple tasks around the house and garden. What I did not plan was the course of action required after a few medical tests due to a few [...]

1/72 F-4B Screaming Eagles VF-51Fujimi Kit G-11

Building this F-4B reminded me just how much I like Phantoms, but it's still a toss up between the sleeker F-4B/J Navy planes or the F-4E Air Force Gun Jets - I can't decide - heck , even the Recon birds look awesome! I had the pleasure of [...]

1/72 A-6 IntruderFrog kit F272

When I started this Frog Yellow Series F272 kit, it must have been back in the mid ‘80s and this Frog/Hasegawa mold may have been the only A-6 Intruder tooling in 1/72 at that time. Cockpit….what cockpit? There isn’t even a [...]

1/72 CAF CT-133 Silver Star - 'Mako Shark'Hasegawa Kit A18

Here's another older kit, Hasegawa's Kit A18 T-33A 'Shooting Star' released in 1982 with original molding from 1969. Dressed as CAF CT-133 Silver Star 'Mako Shark' scheme, the original 'Mako 1' Shark Mouth scheme was applied to CAF [...]

1/72 Hawker Sea Fury FB 11Frog F221F

Scalemates shows this F221F bagged kit was released in 1969, with the original Frog mold from 1963 - before I was born - now that's OLD! I remember reading the the Sea fury was originally ordered as a simplified Hawker Tempest Mk II, they [...]

1/72 Westland WhirlwindAirfix 02064-0

I was able to sneak in another completion during an ongoing kitchen reno at my sons house and I also got to practice some more white masking with the Operation Starkey identification stripes. The 1978 Airfix kit did prove to be a decent [...]