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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 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[...]

1/48 Airfix Spitfires

I took these pics to share with a friend who is a Spitfire and Airfix neophyte. I thought I'd post them for you guys too. The fuselage decals on the City of Edinburgh Mk. 22 are oversized, but didn't know it until a year after it was done. I [...]

1/48 Corsair II JT422

This is the Tamiya F4U-1A kit suitably modified to FAA Corsair II standards. I clipped the wingtips, added the 3 fuselage air scoops found on RN Corsairs, and added a British whip antenna set up. JT 422 was a Goodyear built Corsair and as such[...]

D-Day +5. 1/48 Spitfire IXc

Admiring all of your great D-Day builds made me realize that I only have one D-Day aircraft in the collection. Work kept me from posting it until today. It is an Otaki Mk.VIII converted into a "faux" Mk. IX. I replaced the kit's pointed rudde[...]

Airfix 1/48 Seafire 17 (repost)

I just took a few better pics and posted them. Again, it's a great kit straight from the box. I painted it with Humbrol enamels including my last tins of Humbrol Authentics Slate Grey and Extra Dark Sea Grey. I must have had these tins since [...]

1/32 Pfalz D.IIIa

This is my recently completed Wingnut Wings Pfalz D.IIIa. I finished it straight from the box, only adding rigging from .007 stainless steel wire. It was painted with Tamiya lacquer and Humbrol enamel paints. I included a couple of photos of [...]

1/32 Junkers J.1

This is the superlative Wingnut Wings kit. I built it pretty much straight from the box with the exception of the ignition wiring that I added with brass wire. The minimal control surface rigging at the rear of plane was done with stainless st[...]

1/48 Pfalz D.IIIa, SPAD XIII, and Albatros D.Va.

A few more older builds I was e-mailing this morning that I thought I'd share. The Pfalz and Albatros are Eduard kits. They were painted with Humbrol enamels, except for the mauve on the Albatros' wings. I used ModelMaster Napoleanic Violet f[...]