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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.

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[...]

1/48 SB2C-4 Helldiver

Another one I never posted from a few years back. This is the Revellogram Promodeler kit from the late 90s. The decals were terrible and yellowed, so I cobbled together spares to model a USS Bunker Hill Helldiver. I painted it with enamels, [...]

1/48 Brewster F2A-2

Who doesn't like the Tamiya Buffalo? This is one I built a few years ago but somehow neglected to post. I built it straight from the box and finished it with Yellow Wings decals. The only other remarkable fact about it is that it is painted a[...]

1/48 Saab J29F Tunnan

This is the new Pilot Replicas kit. I've always loved the portly Tunnan and must have built 5-6 1/72 Heller and Matchbox J29s back in the day. I really never thought we would see a high quality 1/48 kit of this plane, but here it is. It's a m[...]

1/48 I-153 “Chaika”

This is the brand new ICM kit. What fun this one was! This is probably the most fool-proof biplane I've ever built. The parts are molded very nicely, it fits extremely well, has enough detail to make it look busy, and it looks like a "Chaik[...]