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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.


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 [...]

1/48 f/a-18c

This is a Revellogram kit built straight from the box. It was painted with Humbrol enamels and the kit decals for a VFA-113 USS Independence 1990 cruise (Desert Shield) example were used. This is the 3rd example of this kit I've built over [...]

1/48 Spitfire Mk.I

This is an Airfix kit finished with Humbrol enamels over Tamiya lacquer aluminum. The roundels are from Superscale. The kit is a bit thick and chunky in areas, but is an easy route to a very early Spitfire. Built with care, it looks the part [...]

1/48 a-4e

This is a Hobbycraft kit finished with Humbrol enamels and CAM decals. It's a basic, solid, mostly accurate kit.

1/48 a-4f

This is a Hobbycraft Scooter kit finished with Humbrol paints and Cutting Edge decals. I'm a big fan of the HC A-4s. A bit less detailed, but alot cheaper then Hasegawa Scooters. They also come complete with a large array of weapons.