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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

Columbus Blizzcon

I haven't really been watching the IPMS or local Club Schedules since Covid shut everything down. A text from Mr. Bebout about the Columbus show happening Feb. 19th was enough to load up the car and head south from Akron. It was an [...]

P-51B Betty Jane

This one is a long time coming and a long time building. I haven’t had much time for building as of late and I actually started this to knock some rust off…last November. A text message from Mr. Gardner lit the fire to finish it. I see [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]