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@jeff-carle Jeff Carle

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Retired, modeler most of my life. Aviation nut, travelled all over for airshows and museums (latest was Tillamook in Oregon).

Special Hobby 1/48 Tempest Mk.II

I saw this item as a new arrival at Sprue Brothers, and looked at Special Hobby’s website. I read that they had consulted with Eduard on the kit, and ordered it immediately. To my great pleasure, it appears to be the Profi Pack Eduard kit due in[...]

Bobcat IL-28T – kit preview

I was excited to receive this kit two days ago from Lucky Hobby, since I have admired this airplane from my youth. I build in 1/48, and this has been on my “wish list” for a while. My father gave me a set of military aircraft identification card[...]

Trumpeter Firefly

I have waited a while for a 48 scale kit that suited my modeling skills, and still I wait! This kit is nicely molded, but the fit is quite “fiddly”. I will post more as I work through this, but I had to remove a lot of locating ribs to fit the f[...]

Water Wings Group Build

I am well underway with the GWH TBD Devastator float plane. I am impressed with the quality of the molding and the engineering in this kit, my first from GWH. It doesn't appear to require much filler or sanding, but I am sure I will find someth[...]

Hobby Boss FJ-4B

I just finished this VU-7 Fury. I have always loved this scheme, but had never tried it until I picked up the Aeromaster decals and the Hobby Boss kit. A little bit of work, but the kit was easy compared to the planning and masking for the paint[...]