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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.

1/144 Cubana Tu-154m

I haven't got much modeling done this year due to work and family commitments, but I have managed to finish this beautiful Zvezda airliner kit. It assembles precisely, with the best fit I've ever experienced in a small scale airliner kit. It's[...]

1/48 Sea Vixen FAW.2

This is my just completed Airfix Sea Vixen. I started it about a year ago, but put it aside because I didn't like the weak pylon attachments that Airfix provides. I really didn't want to screw this one up. Some CA and accelerator helped me o[...]

1/48 Lightning F.2A

Here's a few more photos of the Airfix Lightning I posted last week. The camera was feeling cooperative this morning. If it's your first time seeing it, it's finished with Floquil Bright Silver and various Humbrol enamels. Thanks for looking.

1/48 Lightning F.2A

This is the 1/48 Airfix Lightning finished as "King Cobra" , 92Sq. Squadron Leader's aircraft, RAF Germany, 1972. I built it from the recent Airfix re-issue of the 1997 vintage kit. This is the release that you want to get if you intend to bu[...]

1/72 SAAF Canberra

Morne Meyer's outstanding Canberra inspired me to share mine. This is the 1/72 "little brother" to Morne's 1/48 model. I think this was the first new tool kit that Hornby did after their takeover of Airfix. The shapes are good,it assembles ea[...]

1/48 f-106a

I noticed that the new Trumpeter F-106 is a hot discussion topic across the modeling internet forums this past week. With that comes inevitable comparisons to the 1985 vintage Monogram kit. I thought I would share my Monogram kit that I built [...]

1/48 Fairey Firefly FR.I

Firefly mania continued unabated in my workshop all summer! This is the newish Special Hobby kit completed as an example from 1770NAS, HMS Indefatigable during the "Operation Lentil" strike on Japanese refineries in Malaya. It still bears Ea[...]

1/48 Firefly FR.4

This is the recent Special Hobby kit finished as a Dutch Navy example based in New Guinea. These were the last Fireflies in service anywhere, and were replaced by Hawker Hunters in 1962. The model assembles extremely well and really puts Speci[...]

1/48 F-8E Crusader

Robert Bausch's nice Crusader posted a few days back inspired me to post mine. We did the exact same thing, Esci decals on a Monogram Crusader. I added a lot of stencils too, from an old Microscale F-8 sheet. I remember shortening the main l/g[...]

1/48 amt p-40f

This is my humble contribution to the P-40 fest. I like these AMT P-40s and think they look really good as long as you close the canopies. I added drop tank shackles from a Hasegawa kit because I wanted to show the clean lines of the Merlin pow[...]