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My name is Stan and I’m a plastiholic.

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[...]

Hasegawa 1/48 Hs 129B-2

A very good kit, especially considering it's age. A lazy paint job on my part.... no effort at topside shading/weathering, etc. I'm not such a fan of the Eastern front or Schlachtgeschwaderen, but it's a twin and not something you see every da[...]

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 [...]