I build 1/72 aircraft, from WWII forward, only build them wheels-up, and I brush paint or use rattle cans (don’t own an airbrush).
Dad was a fighter pilot so I grew up on airbases – he was trained in T-28, T-34 & T-33, then flew F-100, F-101, F-105, F-4 (Cam Rahn Bay) and T-38 (as IP).
I’m a member of Tulsa Modeler’s Forum club (www.tulsaipms.com).
Live in Tulsa, 6 kids, 1 GREAT wife.
Love the outdoors and good friends (stop and visit anytime you’re in Tulsa!)
REALLY hope to build my complete stash before I die (does anyone actually know someone who has accomplished this?)!
I’m also a passionate follower of Jesus Christ, so if you ever feel the need for some extra prayer, feel free to reach out.
I'm still working on the Pe-2, and have spent the last couple of weeks securing and installing a spray booth, as I'm going to try my hand at airbrushing for the first time (testing Akan paints on the Pe-2, in prep for an F-4E in Greek Aegean Gho[...]
Finally have some pics to post of the finished build. My apologies for the quality - me and my iPhone have a more difficult time with larger subjects!
This was the "enhanced" Privateer build that I posted in the Aircraft WIP thread, and if you[...]
We had our annual contest last weekend, and it was a great success. 47 modelers from OK, TX, AR, MO, and TN entered 213 models. Not a huge show by international standards, but for "flyover country" in the USA, very nice!
I included a few tease[...]
This is the second or third Academy kit I've built, and I have to say, I really like the detail and engraved panel lines on them. I did no scratch building on this - the only add was the resin tropical filter. I did drill out the gun barrels a[...]
Just finished this for a club '50s group build. It was a very simple kit, but lacking in detail - no interior at all. The "seat" provided was replaced by one from the spares box, and I added wire ejection pulls. Pilot was actually in the box (l[...]
If you've read any of my comments about unusual aircraft or schemes, you know I'm a big fan of modeling stuff out of the mainstream. I was recently intrigued by a conversation I had with a gent in my club, who described an Ar 196 used on an Aux[...]
I have a Sufa coming to convert into a Chilean F-16D Peace Puma, but I'm a little short on decals. I tried to find the old 1/72 TwoBobs set for the Peace Puma, but couldn't find one anywhere. I did buy the set of decals you see in the pictures[...]
Well, I started off the year with an experiment: a 2017 build plan (see here if interested: http://imodeler.com/2017/02/2017-build-plan/ ). I ended up completing 4 of the 11 proposed builds, and 7 total. I got distracted by group build opportun[...]
Finished this morning. The only modifications were: Drill out the area for the nose lens and added clear sprue sanded to shape, with a depression painted sliver for the lens; drilled extra gun exhaust holes; drilled out the airbrakes and detaile[...]
For the first time, at the beginning of the year I set up a proposed build plan for 2017. I didn't come anywhere close! "Best laid plans of mice and men..."
However, I've now gotten a wild hair to build a representation of aircraft of S. Ameri[...]