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@howardcgreen33 Stan Traas

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My name is Stan and I’m a plastiholic.

Eduard 1/48 Spitfire Mk. IX early

Cheating on my darling Luftwaffe and having a passionate affair with the Spitfire. This is the Profipak reissue of the early Mk. IX. I think I've finally built something that truly qualifies for out-of-the-box! A very fine kit- Fit and surfa[...]

Trumpeter 1/350 Prinz Eugen 1945

Finally done. Hull completed & painted 6 1/2 years ago in New Jersey, packed away for a move to Virginia, then a resident on the shelf of doom for several more years. Finally modeler-ed up about 6 months ago. When I finished the Z-25 in 2[...]

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[...]