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@howardcgreen33 Stan Traas

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My name is Stan and I'm a plastiholic.

Monogram/Pro-Modeler 1/48 He-111 H-?

Latest effort to reduce the pile of kits through building. (Hint- if you want fewer boxes, mysterious A/M bits, and bottles of paint for your kids to bin after you're gone, save 'em the trouble by just having another completed model to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

First 2021 build- Tamiya (Italeri) 1/48 Kfz.305 4x2 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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]