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@guitarhack5 Scott Nelson

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While I mostly model WW II aircraft, I will make any model that strikes my fancy.

It was going to be literally out of the box

A while back on another site someone started a thread about building a kit without painting any of it. Just a pure build to see how well you could do without hiding flaws with paint. Most everyone said “no way.” But I kinda liked the idea and so[...]

Bob Typhoon! Nice to meet you.

When I first saw a photo of the Eurofighter FGR4 in the 75th anniversary Battle of Britain colors, I immediately put having a model of that plane on my want list. Eventually I picked up a Revell 1/72 Eurofighter and found the Caracal Models deca[...]

Former Brazilian Jug

Before Spitfirepalooza, there was “I Like Jugs.” My 1/72 Spitfire collection is a bit larger than my P-47 one but, my 1/48 P-47 collection wins (for now, those Eduard overtrees I just bought will turn the tide when done). This is Hasegawa kit. I[...]

Best End of the Year Gift Ever

In a 30+ year teaching career (and still going in this crazy 2020) I spent 17 of them in 6th grade. At the end of the year many students will often give a token of appreciation such as gift cards, mugs, and such to their teachers. About 18 years[...]

More Spitfirepalooza

Here’s another oldie, the Airfix 1/48 Spitfire Mk. 22/24. As many have commented, this was great kit for it’s time and I think it still holds up very well. The only failing for me with the version I bought was the decals. At the time the decals [...]

Yeah, I didn’t really paint that.

Yet another “to archive” kit (really, I have three projects that will be done pretty soon) from the past, the Fine Molds 1/48 Ki-43-II Hayabusa. This was my first Fine Molds kit. I had read good things about this company and decided to splurge o[...]

Red Yak

Here’s another older build of mine, the Czech Model 1/48 Yak-15 in the red of the Soviet Aerial Demonstration Team. I remember this being a great kit for a limited run model. If you haven’t done a limited run kit before and like early jet aircra[...]

1/32 Hunter

This is another older build for my archive, the Revell 1/32 Hawker Hunter. Now I have at least one Hunter in 1/144, 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 scale. It’s a beautiful aircraft in any scale, that’s for sure!

Gentile’s P-51

Here’s my interpretation of Don Gentile’s P-51 “Shangri-La” using the Tamiya 1/48 kit. It’s another build from some years ago to add to my iModeler archive. I used the Aires cockpit set for this one.

Spitfirepalooza: an Old Addition

Here’s one I did some years ago, the notorious Hasegawa Spitfire Mk. IX. I remember it being a typically good Hasegawa kit. The short nose is obvious and a bit distracting for me. Fortunately, the Eduard Spitfires have come along o give us a goo[...]