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@howardcgreen33 Stan Traas

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My name is Stan and I’m a plastiholic.

Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire Mk V

Ahh... A relaxing, Tamiya shake 'n' bake with nice scheme & markings supplied in the kit. And thank you Tamiya for including a machine that used an Aboukir filter.... I just couldn't bear to stick the Vokes on it. Upper colors are Mr. Color[...]

Tamiya 1/48 Marder III DAK

Another very nice 1/48 Tamiya armor kit. Did not do a bunch of research, but went with a scheme and markings supplied in the kit. Tried to represent how it may have been painted by spraying the whole thing Panzer Grey, then adding an impromptu [...]

Dragon 1/48 Ju-88G-6 Oblt. Walter Briegleb in Operation Gisela

Good old Dragon.... first A/C model I ever had to use 60 grit sandpaper on! Some of it did go together without too much fuss, but I did a good bit of filling and re-scribing to enhance and add details. Eduard P-E in the 'pit of course and True[...]

Risen from the Shelf of Doom……

1/48 Me-262B-1a/U1 Nachtjager. The Italeri boxing which I believe had genes from the Dragon nee TriMaster lines. Molds were definitely the worse for wear and only a two gun nose supplied. Thanks to a bunch of Monogram kits 'n' bits for the 4 [...]

Eduard 1/48 Fw 190D-9 JG 301

Finally beaten into submission. While not as maddeningly difficult as Eduard's Anton series, this one has it's fit issues. Two main complaints are- 1. covers designed for open display do not adapt well to closing up (note the gun cover being t[...]

1/48 Tamiya Jagdpanther

Most recent armor build. Still too clean, I KNOW.... I did try to mud it up a bit using a couple of splatter techniques, but it still lacks the grunge. Ah, well, I think the camo job turned out OK. RB & Master Barrels, Hauler P-E, scratc[...]

Tamiya 1/48 Sd.Kfz 234/2 Puma

OK... my latest attempt at dirtying armor. Used most of the Hauler P-E set... the jerry can straps were really "fun". Also used an RB turned aluminum barrel, Aber "feelers" (? dunno what they're called) and added mirrors punched from chrome m[...]

Eduard 1/48 Bf 108

Finished this (Whoops- forgot to do the exhaust stains! :( ) just before the Emil, but missed taking pics. I really wondered about the "Taifun" logo being present on top of the camouflage, but found a photo (hopefully not re-touched) that back[...]

Bf 109E-4 in my favorite scheme….

.... the venerable Tamiya E4/7 kit with crucial decals supplied by the most helpful and generous Mr. Randy Lutz. Other decals scrounged from various sources. Used an Eduard cockpit set and Quickboost gun barrels. Lazied out on brake lines and bo[...]

Hasegawa 1/48 P-40E Kittyhawk…

Well, good people keep trying to drag me from the dark side to the light..... and I always resist. Except for this time- A good kop (whose favorite A/C is the P-40) dared/cajoled me into doing a Kittyhawk. Credit for inspiration also goes to [...]