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@howardcgreen33 Stan Traas

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My name is Stan and I’m a plastiholic.

Tamiya 1/48 Pz.Kpfw. V Panther

These Tamiya 1/48 armor kits are always a pleasure to build. Imagine... everything fits! Only additions are RB & Aber barrels, a few Hauler P-E bits and Fruilmodel tracks (which did add a few days of sore fingers).

Meet the Fokkers…

... Eduard 1/48 Dual Combo kit, totally OOB. Due to too small/vague locating pins, these guys are a bit fiddley, especially having to apply the wing decals first. On the second model I learned that attaching the positively located "N" struts f[...]

New pics of an old model…

... other pics posted here before, but as Black History Month comes to a close soon, I thought an homage to the Tuskegee Airmen was in order. No 72, "Ina the Macon Belle", flown by Lee Archer- One half of the 332nd's "Gruesome Twosome", the oth[...]

First 2021 build- Tamiya (Italeri) 1/48 Kfz.305 4×2 Cargo Truck

Question to self- Self, what stash denizen can be built (vanquished?) in the least amount of time?... Here's the victim. Not a kit to greatly inspire, as the Italeri roots = meh. Half down drivers window sprue gate shattered despite my best e[...]

2020… A productive one for me…

First is Tamiya's "Betty", the last for the year, completed (as if ever a model is really done) on 12/30. :) The rest of the models all posted here before. Hope no one minds my throwing in a couple of woodworking projects. Tissue box 1 is Aus[...]

1/48 Tamiya (Italeri Re-Pop) Hurricane Mk. I

Not a lot to say. As my Mum always said "If you don't have anything nice to say..." But I'd be remiss in failing to mention that a number of parts fit, ahem, not so well. Decals, however were amazingly good- perfectly snuggled with Tamiya Mar[...]

Hasegawa 1/48 Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate

While I've a pretty extensive Luftwaffe library, I got ZIP on the pacific, so this is a truly OOB build- kit decals (Grrr... thick Hinomarus :( ), no A/M, not even an Eduard mask! JAAF Green is Tamiya which performed brilliantly, most other pai[...]

Marseille’s other ride…

Tamiya 1/48 Kubelwagen with Peddinghaus decals & some Eduard P-E. Decent little kit. Decided to put it in Aviation. ;)

Eduard 1/48 Bf 109F-4 trop Hans Joachim Marseille’s 14th A/C

Despite the fact that Eduard’s kits usually get glowing reviews I can always find some nits to pick. Granted the level of surface detail in mostly fantastic, and some of the parts fit briliantly. However, some of the parts breakdowns don’t ma[...]

Tamiya New-Tool 1/48 Spitfire Mk. I

My dalliance with the Spitfire continued... But I think that will be it for a while. A great kit- engineering and fit are as good as it gets, nice instruction booklet. That said the prototype "bonnet"/upper cowling is a single piece, and Tamiy[...]