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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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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[...]

USS Saidor VMF-213 Tamiya 1/48 F4U-1D/FG-1D

At the 1976 Rickenbacker AFB Airshow I saw my first Corsair...love at first sight. The Canadian Warplane Heritage had owned and operated her for years before selling her to Brian Reynolds. Brian owns and operates the Olympic Flight Museum near S[...]
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