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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.

1/72 Vickers Wellington Mk. Ia

This is the brand new Airfix Mk. Ia/Ic kit. What a treat this one is! Packed into this 1/72 scale Wellington is a complete interior. I built the Mk. Ia version because the extensive fuselage glazing isn’t painted over. I wanted to see how the [...]

1/72 Handley Page Victor B.2 (BS), RAF100 Group Build, 1960’s.

This is the recent Airfix kit, released in 2016. I built it pretty much straight from the box except for the addition of PE detail to the airbrakes. This is a prominent visual feature of the Victor and benefited from Eduard’s brass etch. The mod[...]

1/72 Armstrong-Whitworth Whitley GR.VII, RAF100 Group Build.

This is the new Airfix kit built as an ASW aircraft from 502 (Ulster) Squadron. This particular Whitley was credited with the first successful attack and sinking of a u-boat using airborne search radar. On 30 November 1941, the crew found U-20[...]

1/48 Seafire Ib

This is something I’ve been working on part time over the past year while waiting for things to dry, set, etc...on other projects. It’s a Hasegawa limited edition kit that I picked up awhile back. Basically, it’s their Spitfire Vb kit with res[...]

1/48 TAV-8S Matador (Harrier)

This is the new Kinetic kit built up as a Spanish Navy example. It’s a really nice model of an interesting subject. First off, the fit of the kit is superb with two exceptions. I used no putty or superglue as filler anywhere, only a tad of Mr.[...]

1/48 F-16C Block 52

This is a Hasegawa Polish Pratt powered Block 52 kit finished as a South Carolina Air National Guard “Wild Weasel”. I built it pretty much from the box with the exception of the following items added: 1.) Quickboost Aces II ejection seat. 2. ) s[... ]

1/48 Supermarine Walrus.

This is the new Airfix kit built pretty much out of the box with the exception of Classic Airframes decals and Eduard seat belts added. I also had to drill a hole and fabricate an antenna post on the top of the rudder. Odd that this was missing[...]

Monogram Devastators.

With all of the excitement this week about the Lexington find, I was inspired to dig into my deep storage facility in search of the blue/gray VT-8 TBD you see here. I ‘ve built five of these kits since they came out in 1974. The blue one is num[...]

Battle of Kasserine Pass G.B. – 1/48 North American F-6A Mustang.

This is the Accurate Miniatures 1/48 scale kit. I picked up a Model Alliance decal set for RAF and Commonwealth fighters in the Med several years ago and wanted to build this particular aircraft first. The Kasserine Group Build gave me the per[...]

1/48 Gloster Meteor F.8

This is the second issue of the recent Airfix kit. It includes markings for two RAAF 77 Sq. Korean War veterans and a Dutch aerobatic team example. This issue also differs from the initial RAF release in that it includes eight 60lb. rockets. [...]