While I mostly model WW II aircraft, I will make any model that strikes my fancy.
While working on the two armor kits I recently posted I listened to the Audible version of Tom Cleaver’s Holding the Line, a Book about the naval air war in Korea. The book was very enjoyable and inspired me to build a Korean War Corsair. I went[...]
I had so much fun doing the Monogram Panzer IV, I decided to do a second armor project and chose the Tamiya Panzer III Ausf. L. This one is out of the box and as every 1/48 Tamiya armor kit I’ve done, it was very enjoyable. Good detail and not o[...]
I’ve been lagging on getting my completed models photographed of late. This Monogram Panzer IV is my June “no frills build” as well as a jump back in time to the first armor kits I made back in the early 70’s. I think I was 11 or 12 when I built[...]
Here’s my Revell Stearman PT-17. This was the first time I tried rigging with micro tubing and ring anchors. It was a tedious process but, it sure looks good when done. Better than cleaning up and painting tank bogie wheels! 😆 I think I will gra[...]
My April no-frills build. This one took more than a month as it turned out to be a putty monster. The wing root areas took several applications of putty and sanding to get them to look good. Fortunately, the wings didn’t have a lot of panel line[...]
Following my friend Dennis’s lead, I’m working on shrinking the stash with monthly “no-frills” builds: out of the box, no major mods, minimal weathering, etc. My May “NFB” is this KoPro 1/72 Avia CS-199. Not a lot of detail in the interior, whic[...]
Another model completed during the Great Hunkering Down, the Eduard 1/72 Spitfire Mk. VIII. This is my first 1/72 Eduard Spit and as has been said by many before, these kits are great! I will definitely do more.
My recently completed Monogram F4b-4 with Mark’s Models and Toys EZ Rigging, decals, and resin cockpit.
So here’s how my thinking went on this one: I have the Azur Vautour IIN in the stash and I want to do the “blue and sand” Israeli version. But, I wanted to test those colors out first. One of the marking choices in the Eduard Spitfire mk. IX is [...]
I picked this kit up a few weeks ago from a vendor table at a recent contest. It’s the old Heller 1/72 PZL 11c. This is a basic but nice kit. I added some framing in the cockpit, seatbelts, landing strut bracing wire and antenna wires. The marki[...]