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Builder of 1/72 RCAF and RCN aircraft.

Tiny Tank – Plastic Soldier Co 1/72 M5A1 Stuart

My first tank since I was a kid is the Plastic Soldier Company 1/72 M5A1 Stuart in the markings of Canada's Lord Strathcona Horse Regiment. I'm not sure I weathered it enough...

Icelandic P-40C in 1/72

I started the Airfix 1/72 Hawk 81A-2 about the time it hit the U.S. shores (December 2012!!), planning to build an RCAF Tomahawk. I had it all together by mid-month... and then it sat... and sat. AMS got the better of me and I couldn't decide wh[...]

Flying Heritage Collection – The “Old” Hangar

A few more shots from the Grand Opening, this time from the "old" hangar. I love that the Hurricane has been properly restored in RCAF HWE markings, but they really need to pull off the spinner. The Oscar is airworthy, but not flown because of[...]

Flying Heritage Collection Hangar Grand Opening

A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to get to attend the Grand Opening of the Flying Heritage Collection's new hangar at Paine Field in Everett, Washington. Here are a few photos of the aircraft in that hangar. The newly restored Hellcat[...]