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I mostly do 1/48 USN and British Commonwealth aircraft, all eras. I also have a weakness for WW1 German planes and 1/700 ships.

1/48 Fairey Gannet AS.1/4

This is the new Airfix kit which I was fortunate to receive as a surprise for Christmas from my wonderful wife. She heard me discussing it with a friend and lamenting that it probably wouldn’t get to the US til mid 2024. She found a [...]

1/48 P-40K.

This is the Hasegawa Kittyhawk Mk.III kit finished as a P-40K, my favorite P-40 variant. It represents an 18th FS machine based on Amchitka Island, Alaska during the Aleutian campaign of 1943. The decals are from DK’s Pacific/China [...]

1/48 Wildcat VI (FM-2).

I finally got to build my first Eduard Wildcat. Eduard hit a home run with this one. Not only is it an accurate FM-2, but Eduard really raised the bar for 1/48 Wildcats. This kit renders the Tamiya Wildcat obsolete and in my opinion [...]

1/72 Canso A.

This is the Academy PBY-5A finished as a RCAF Canso A. The Canso was a license built Catalina manufactured by Boeing Canada and Canadian Vickers. The one I chose to model was a Canadian Vickers built machine from the last production [...]

A day at NAS PensacolaRandom photos.

I spent the day attending the Blue Angels practice and visiting the Naval Aviation Museum at Pensacola today. The SBD-2 is the only known survivor of both the Pearl Harbor attack and the Battle of Midway. The plane was delivered in the [...]

1/72 TBM-1.

The U-boat war continues in 1/72. I picked up this Hasegawa kit for $6 at a show last year and just got around to building it. I figured my Airfix Wildcat needed a partner. This is actually the second Atlantic TBM that I’ve ever [...]

1/72 F4F-4 Wildcat.

This little Airfix Wildcat crossed the finish line today. This model was part of an Airfix starter set that included a set of acrylic paints and a brush. I purchased it because it came with markings for a VC-13 plane aboard the escort [...]

Show report: Blue Angel Modelfest in Milton, FL.

I attended the Blue Angel Modelfest in Milton, Florida yesterday. The show was sponsored by the Pensacola Modeleers. This was a fun way to spend a day with fellow enthusiasts from the Florida panhandle and south Alabama. It was a really [...]

1/72 B-25D.

This is the new mold Airfix kit that came out in 2018. I built it straight from the box and finished it with the kit supplied decals for the 23rd AS squadron in 1942. This unit was based in Tampa, FL and made deployments to Cuba, [...]

Korean War Collection.

Here’s a grouping of all my Korean War builds. All are 1/48 with the exception of the 1/35 Centurion and 1/700 Valley Forge. Some have been shown here, some haven’t. The Valley Forge will be finished soon. Home renovations have [...]