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@gwfabian Greg Fabian

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I'm a pensioner who used to build models as a teenager. Now that I'm getting paid not to work, I'm taking up modeling again after a 45 year recess.

Yet Another Special Hobby 1/32 Whirlwind

Here’s my attempt at building Special Hobby’s 1:32 scale Westland Whirlwind. The Whirlwind is a handsome ship (in my opinion) that doesn’t look much like anything else that took to the air in WWII. It has that characteristically [...]

Pocher 1:8 1907 Fiat F-2 Race Car

I bought this kit when I was in high school back in the early 1970s. I was browsing around K-Mart one afternoon when I stumbled upon this Pocher kit for the unheard of price of $20; a savings of $80 over the usual price of the kit. Back in [...]

North American F6-D

Presented for your consideration is my build of Tamiya’s P-51 D/K Mustang in 1/32 scale. This is the first model that I’ve built in this scale since I was a teenager. Back then, to teenager me, the bigger the model, the better. Of [...]

Shangri-La P-51B Mustang

Here's my take on Don Gentile's P-51B Mustang "Shangri-La" based on Tamiya's 1/48 scale kit. This rendition does not include all of the "kill" markings and shows the spinner with the two-tone red/white finish as the [...]

Lightning White 33

Here's my take on Tamiya's 1/48 scale P-38 Lightning model. The kit gives you the choice of building either Miss Virginia (P-38 G) or White 33 (P-38F). Despite the historical significance of Miss Virginia and the mission to shoot-down [...]

Erosion Never SleepsBristol Beaufighter Nightfighter

After looking at my Beaufighter for five months, I decided that it needed a little roughing-up. So I broke-out the thinner, some swabs, and a bottle of Model Master chrome silver paint and went to town. Along the way, I managed to break [...]

Tamiya 1:48 Jug – “Little Chief”

This is the second model I've built since restarting my hobby after a nearly 40 year recess. The subject of this attempt was the excellent Tamiya 1:48 Razorback P-47 Thunderbolt. I really wanted to build the "Spirit of Atlantic [...]

Second Beaufighter

The first Bristol Beaufighter model I built was in the early 1970's when I was a teenager. It was 1:32 scale and I remembered that it didn't fit together very well. I recall painting the model entirely in black and even fabricated the [...]