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@inchhigh Jeff Groves

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I build in 1/72, all subjects but mainly aircraft. Visit my modeling blog here: https://wordpress.com/view/inchhighguy.wordpress.com

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Hasegawa J2M Raiden 雷電 Lightning Bolt “Jack”

This is Hasegawa’s classic Raiden kit from 1977. It is a good kit for its time, but suffers from basic cockpit detail and shallow wheelwells. I replaced both on my build and plunge-molded the sliding portion of the canopy. There is photograp[...]

Yokosuka K5Y Akatombo 赤とんぼ (Red Dragonfly) “Willow”

The K5Y Akatombo was a primary trainer in service with the Imperial Japanese Navy from 1933 through the end of the Pacific War. It was called Akatombo (Red Dragonfly) after a Japanese children’s poem of the time due to its bright overall orange[...]

Fujimi Aichi B7A Ryusei 流星 “Grace”

The Aichi Ryusei (Allied reporting name “Grace”) was a Japanese carrier-based attack aircraft which was intended to serve as a torpedo-, dive-, and level-bomber aboard the Taiho and Shinano. Both ships were sunk before the Ryusei could be embar[...]

2020 IPMS Roscoe Turner Indianapolis Model Show

A selection of photographs from the Indy Show last weekend. Another fine show put on by Roscoe Turner IPMS, one to look forward to. Additional photographs are posted here: Mike and David discuss the show in episode seven of the Plastic Mo[...]

BlizzCon 2020 IPMS Columbus Model Show

Pictures from the IPMS Columbus 2020 Model Show from last Saturday. Additional pictures here: inchhighguy.wordpress.com/2020/02/16/blizzcon-2020-ipms-columbus-model-show/

Airfix Douglas C-47 Skytrain

This is the new mold Airfix C-47A in 1/72 scale. It is a fine kit in all respects, it builds up quickly and with no surprises. The interior is perfectly adequate, very little can be seen in any case and I would advise against adding additional[...]

Airfix B-17G Anxious Angel

This is the Airfix B-17G, which represents a late production Fortress with the Cheyenne tail turret and staggered waist gun positions. This is a nice kit right out of the box, I added a few aftermarket bits but you would still get a nice build [...]

AER Moldova Russian Trucks

Two builds of the AER Moldova Russian truck kits in 1/72 scale, one is a PARM-1 aircraft field workshop and the second is a similar kit converted to an anti-aircraft vehicle using the Zvezda 37mm 61-K gun. The kits are a little dated by today's[...]

Ostmodels Soviet SMK Heavy Tank

This is the Soviet SMK Heavy Tank prototype built from the Ostmodels 1/72 scale resin kit. It is an unconventional design which actually saw combat. The utility of carrying multiple turrets on the same chassis is somewhat limited, but it was a[...]

Ostmodels Char 2C Super-Heavy Tank

This is the French Char 2C Super-Heavy Tank, available as a resin kit in 1/72 scale from Ostmodels. The main hull is cast as one large piece which is a very good thing. The model builds up quickly and is a good representation of the original. [...]
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