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.
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 machine appeared sometime bef[...]
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 Admiral Ya[...]
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 the radi[...]
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 City" version, bu[...]
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 exhaust fl[...]