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I am an avid builder of anything BIG...like a Gato sub, or a Type 9 u-boot, or aircraft in 1/32 scale! I mainly specialize in WW2 aircraft but Wingnut Wings have stolen my soul ( WW1 in the air was a passion of my dad's ). I still dabble in 1/48th and 1/72 subjects when the mood strikes though.

GWH's 1/32 Curtis Hawk 81 A2 Flying Tiger

Like most of you out there I have always been fascinated and inspired by the exploits of the American Volunteer Group in China, The Fabled Flying Tigers. Their exploits have been immortalized in books and film and their impact was felt for [...]

HK'S 1/48 B-17F-35-BO Lucious Lady

Any aircraft modeler who knows anything about WWII certainly knows about the iconic Boeing B-17. The images and film of the 8th AF bomber fleets smashing the Reich, along with countless books, movies, documentaries, TV and personal [...]

1/48 Me-410B-1/U4, Stab II/Zg26 by Revell-Monogram ProModeller

The Me-410 Hornisse was a follow on to the ill-fated Me-210 heavy fighter, which almost destroyed Messerschmitt's reputation due to its horrendous handling qualities. The design was intended as a Heavy Fighter, light bomber and [...]

Star-Spangled Spitfire! A Spitfire PR Mk11 in 1/48

The Supermarine Spitfire needs no introduction, as almost everybody in the free world knows the story of one of the most beautiful fighter planes of WW2, and arguably of all time, and what it means to the country it flew in defense of.What [...]

Peter Three Eight! Trumpeter’s 1/32 P-38 Lightning

Much has been written about the P-38 over the decades. One of the USAAF's premier fighters, especially in the Pacific and Asian theaters where long range, heavy armament and tough construction resulted in the USAAF wresting control of the [...]

WNW Hansa Brandenburg W12 in 1/32

Designed by the famed Ernst Heinkel in late 1916, the W-12 was developed as a 2-seat patrol and recon seaplane for the German Imperial Navy and gave excellent account of itself in combat with RNAS patrol craft and airships in the North Sea [...]

100th Anniversary of the RAF: Tamiya’s “Old” 1/48th Spitfire Mk1

Here, on this last day of this group build, I finally sat down to submit this very appropriate addition to the group! Tamiya's first issue Spitfire Mk1, which I bought when it first came out waaaay back in the early 1990's, along with an [...]

HK 1/32 DH Mosquito BMk XVI Q Queenie, 128 Sq, RAF, Wyton, England late 1944

Here is the completed model of HK's rendition of the Mighty Mosquito B Mk XVI. I have read a number of less than glowing reviews as well as a number of equally glowing reviews on this kit and the truth as always lays somewhere in between. [...]

HK 1/32 DH Mosquito BMk XVI build Pt. 6

Now the fun part of building, the paint and decaling! I had previously blown up a set of Tamiya color plans to 1/32, and cut frisket masks for the standard Day bomber scheme of Dark green/Ocean gray over Medium sea gray. I washed the [...]

1/48 Yak-28 by Bobcat

Just a quick peek at my build of Bobcat's amazing Yak-28. Just a beautifully molded and detailed kit of this Oh-So-Soviet era "60's interceptor. This is a Fun kit to build! Just be careful of all the sharp and pointy parts, the [...]