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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 Lockheed F-104A

This is the Hasegawa F-104C backdated to a Tennessee Air National Guard “A” model from the early 1960s. This is one of those planes I’ve always wanted to model but couldn’t get proper decals. IPMS USA came to the rescue this past August by is[...]

Red Arrows and more at the Spirit of St. Louis airshow.

I spent a great day at the Spirit of St. Louis air show in Chesterfield, Missouri yesterday. The Red Arrows put on a great show. They’re about half way through their North American tour. Make a point to see them. The Spitfire in formation with [...]

1/48 Spitfire FR. XIVe

This is my second crack at the new Airfix kit. This one represents an Indian Air Force example assigned to the training center at Ambala, India in 1945. The internet is full of excellent reference photos for these low back Griffon engined Sp[...]

1/48 Spitfire FR 18.

This is the new Airfix Mk. XIVe kit finished as an FR 18. The XIV/18 are my favorite Spitfires and I’m really glad this kit came about. I bought three of them in early June when they were released. Two were perfectly molded, one had seriousl[...]

F2H-2P Banshee walk around photos.

Good news! The Banshee is back on the main floor at Pensacola. Here’s some photos I just took. We’re waiting for the Blue Angels practice now.

1/48 F9F-5 Panther

When I finished my Banshee last week and put it in the display case, I realized that I had never shared it’s stablemate the Panther with anyone online. This is the Monogram kit that I think came out in 1990 or 1991. In my opinion, it’s the bes[...]

1/48 F2H-2 Banshee

It must be Banshee Friday! Hot on the heels of Michael’s, here’s mine. I just finished it about an hour ago. This is the disappointing Kittyhawk kit saved by the Rieth Banshee resin correction set. I ran a build log in the aircraft work in pro[...]

1/72 Bristol Beaufighter TF.10.

This is the still new Airfix kit. The kit itself is superb, featuring solid engineering and great fit. I finished it straight from the box, including kit decals for 45 Squadron in Malaya during 1949. I did make seatbelts from painted Tamiya tape[...]

1/72 Avro Lancaster B.III

This is the Hasegawa kit that was released around 2005-06. The RAF group build inspired me to refresh my 1/72 bomber collection a bit. This one was too late for the party. I chose this kit over the new Airfix kit simply because it was on sale. [...]

1/35 Cromwell Mk.IV

This is the Tamiya kit that dates from 1997. It’s also the first armor model that I’ve posted here on imodeler. I actually started it several years ago and ran out of steam to complete for various reasons. I spent January happily working away[...]