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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 p-40n

This is the old AMT kit from the mid 1990s. All of the AMT P-40s are still solid kits. Each seperate version also has its issues. The cockpits are weak, but the canopies build up well in the closed position. The surface detail is very nice on[...]

1/48 p-40b

This is the latest, and greatest P-40 kit. The brand new Airfix P-40B! What's not to like about this one? I built it out of the box including using the excellent decals provided for Lt. Welch's Pearl Harbor a/c. I mixed the cockpit's "Curtiss[...]

1/48 E.E. Canberra B.2

This is the recently reissued Airfix kit finished as a 1970s era Rhodesian example. It's a simple, straightforward kit to build. As it is a bit light in details, I installed an Eduard PE instrument panel and cockpit set, along with a True Deta[...]

1/48 F-89C Scorpion

This is the Revell kit from 1999. It was a modification of the original F-89H released around 1989. This is one of those kits that I kind of wanted, but passed up when they were available. Naturally, I've really wanted one for the last few yea[...]

My Hellcats, all in 1/48.

I posted several photos of the Eduard Weekend Edition Hellcat II a couple of years ago when I built it. I added resin wheels, straps for the drop tank from scrap p/e, and p/e belts. This is the best Hellcat kit available today. Very enjoyable[...]

1/72 Bristol Blenheim Mk.I

This is the recent Airfix kit. I built it straight from the box and finished it with Humbrol enamels. I did use an Eduard masking set to help deal withe many small canopy panes. They really are tiny in 1/72! This kit is very well engineered a[...]

1/32 Focke-Wulf FW-190D

This is the Hasegawa kit built basically out of the box. The decals came from an Aeromaster sheet, seat belts are from Eduard. I don't build a lot of Luftwaffe subjects and used 25 year old tins of Xtracolor German colors to finish this kit! I[...]

July Random Award winner!

Thank you to the staff at iModeler! I am the lucky recipient of this beautiful Spitfire kit. It will go to good use, I have 25 complete sets of RAAF markings for this plane. I plan on building this one as soon as I clear a couple projects from[...]

1/48 Phantom FG.1 (Group Build)

This is the 1/48 Hasegawa kit built OOB with the exception of the decals, which came from Aeromaster. The 48 FG.1s built for the Royal Navy are the most unique Phantoms of all. The RR Spey engines necessitated a redesign of the fuselage. The [...]

1/72 F-8s, Fujimi, Esci

Robert's F-8s inspired me to take these pics and post them. I thought I was the last guy to have that old Fujimi kit on a display shelf! I built these in the mid 1980s. Robert's AMT kit is an Esci re-pop. I think I have at least 3 more of the[...]