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@jimh Jim Harley

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Pilot, wannabe guitar player, artist, and happy go lucky. I’ve been out of modeling for a long time. After attending a couple IPMS shows I got the itch. Now, I’m hooked again! Blackmagikresin.com

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Lucky Gallon FG-1 Tamiya 1/48th

Here is the latest for fans of the Cleveland Air Races. Cook’s Lucky Gallon in 1/48th. New lower carb scoop, abbreviated oil cooler inlets and I made a plug for the tail wheel doors. I had lots of help from the guys on the FB racing page to get [...]

TF-51 Mustangs in 1/72

Going small :) This is the first time I've built a 1/72nd scale fighter(s). Tiny!! The Little Witch was converted from the Tamiya kit, and Miss Velma is the AIrfix kit. I love them both, they both build up in to fine models. The AIrfix is a a [...]

Anson Johnson P-51D Racing Conversion

Cleveland, 1946, the wild west of Air Racing continued in a big way after the end of WWII. Many of the guys that raced in the 30's returned, along with a new crop of enthusiasts. The days of the high horsepower homebuilts was basically over, rep[...]

Crazy Horse TF-51D Mustang Conversion

26 years ago I was a recent college grad...no debt, and things to do. A friend of mine bought a flight in Crazy Horse, at the time it was $1,600 for an hour. Three of us Mustang nuts piled in the car and headed to Latrobe, PA to watch Tony take [...]

Ponys

Resin casting has changed my entire outlook on modeling. So much fun and potential.

“The Stars Look Down” 354th Fighter Group P-51B Tamiya 1/48th Conversion

The resin madness continues. I want thank everyone that followed along with the build, I really appreciate the kind words. This conversion was pretty straight forward. The 354th Fighter Group website was an invaluable resource as was the Aircorp[...]

Double Trouble Two

Tamiya 1/48th Scale, straight out of the box fun build. Back in the 80’s Don Davidson used to venture to a few airshows near Ohio from his New England base in his restored version of Double Trouble. The paint scheme always stood out. I found the[...]

Toulouse Nuts TF-51 Conversion, Tamiya 1/48

Back around 2014 we started looking at getting a replacement for Betty Jane on the Wings of Freedom Tour. About that time Mark Timken was looking to sell off several of his projects, including a TF, and a few FW-190s. A deal was struck and the T[...]

Mustang for 2…or…

The grocery getter. After my Alclad debacle I decided to strip all the usable parts from the airframe and call it a day. Around that time a friend of mine scored a TF conversion kit with the intention of doing Toulouse Nuts. With nothing to lose[...]

Salem Representative Tamiya 1/48 scale P-51B Mustang

Salem Representative...Ralph Hofer had a way too short but storied history with the 8th. If you have any interest in Ralph Hofer I highly recommend Troy White's book "Last of the Screwball Aces". On July 2nd 1944, 23 year old Hofer lost his li[...]
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