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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 Tamiya F4U-1

I was e-mailing these pics to a friend who just purchased the kit and thought I'd share them here as well. I built this one way back when it came out. Aeromaster enamel paints and Superscale decals finished her up. Not much else to really sa[...]

1/48 Bulgarian AF Mig-21bis

This is an Eduard "Weekend Edition" kit. It is an extraordinarily detailed model. Lots of parts and sub-assemblies, but they all fit perfectly. It's my first finished kit for 2014. The model was built straight from the box except for the a[...]

Delta Air Lines DC-8-71

This is a 1/144 Minicraft kit, finished straight from the box. It is the 295th DC-8 built. It was delivered to Delta as a -61 model on 19 July 1967. In 1982, it was modified to -71 standards with the addition of modern CFM56 turbofan engines.[...]

Eastern Airlines DC-8

This is the 1/144 Minicraft DC-8-63 built straight from the box. This particular a/c, N8755, was the 503rd out of a total of 556 DC-8s built. It was delivered to Eastern on 14 December 1969. It was later operated as a freighter by Arrow Air [...]


I'm currently working on a 1/144 Minicraft DC-8 and Zvezda Tu-154M as a change of pace. I realized that the last airliners I built were the A330 and 767 shown here. I thought I would share them. The A330 is a Revell kit built in 1998. It's [...]

1/48 Eduard Hellcat II

This is the recent Eduard Weekend Edition Hellcat II. I finished it with Humbrol enamels and kit decals. I also added True Details wheels, Eduard seat belts, and scratchbuilt the drop tank retention straps from scrap brass. This kit is the fi[...]

Eduard Spitfire IX repost

Sorry about the dark photos last time. Photography isn't my forte... I hope you enjoy these brighter pics .

1/48 Eduard Spitfire IXc

Here she is, 32 days in the making. What a nice kit this is! I finished it with Humbrol enamels and Eagle strike decals, 309th FS, 31st FG, USAAF, Italy, 1944. It assembles flawlessly, despite some odd engineering around the cowl, radiators a[...]

1/48 Spitfire PR.19

This is the new Airfix kit that I built last month. In my opinion, it's their best Spitfire yet. It surpasses the Mk.22/24 and Seafire 46/47s from the 1990s due to better detailing and nicer moldings. Others on this site have gone into detail [...]

1/48 Beaufighter TF.X

This is a Tamiya kit that I finally finished this week after starting it in 2011. It assembles wonderfully, with excellent fit. I painted it with Humbrol enamels and started to finish it with the kit decals. Unfortunately, the edges of [...]