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@jkelleycrna James Kelley

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US Navy 1984-1988
US Army 1999-2008

Moved into a new Studio.

For the first time in a little over 10 years, I have a studio/workplace that I am happy with. Custom-designed by me with IKEA components, and Wallniture shelving from Amazon. The desktop is 58.25x28.75" of tempered glass, and provides a LOT of w[...]

Tamiya 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf-109G-6

Tamiya 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf-109G-6, as flown by Constantin "Bazu" Cantacuzino during the LCOL James Gunn rescue mission. You can read the whole crazy story at Additions include: Eduard Seat Harness. Eduard LooK instrument panel. Bare Metal Fo[...]

Eduard 1/48 P-51D “My Achin’ A*s”.

Major Harry Crim of the 21st group's 531st squadron was a veteran pilot with 2,200 hours total time, & had logged 35 in the P-51. It was enough to become well acquainted with the Mustang's characteristics, though Crim still favored the [...]

Hasegawa 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf-109G-6

After a nearly 2 1/2 year hiatus from scale modeling, I chose this project to blow the dust off of my creativity. All told, I spent about a month from start to completion. This model depicts a Bf 109G-6 of 7./JG3 -White 10 + Black I, Bad Worisho[...]

Victory 200 : F-14A, VF-84, 1986-1988.

I started this kit back in November 2016, when it was released. As the Tomcat is a complex machine, so is every model kit of it. I worked on this off and on, fighting boredom and loss of interest for 3.5 months. It's a very, very good kit - the[...]

Otaki 1/48 Focke-Wulf FW-190

An old kit from the 1970s, but went together very well. No putty or filler needed anywhere. Painted with Gunze-Sangyo acrylics, and markings are from an old Cutting Edge sheet. The only modifications done were drilling out the gun barrels.

Hasegawa 1/32 Mitsubishi A6M5c Zero Type 52 Hei

I finished this up last week, for am IPMS/USA review. It's a great kit. The only additions I made was in the form of a set of Radu Brinzan's paper seat harnesses.

2016 Pittsburgh Vintage Gran Prix

Hi all, Although these aren't models, perhaps they will serve as inspiration? Worth a shot! There are a few more in my SmugMug gallery that were too large to upload here.

iModeler Random Award for May 2016

I won the random drawing award for May 2016! WooHoo!!!! Thank you Martin, and thank you iModeler - The best modeling site online. James (P.S. this one goes to the top of the "to do" pile...)

1/48 Eduard Bf-108 Taifun

The Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun is a German single-engine sport and touring aircraft developed by Bayerische Flugzeugwerke (Bavarian Aircraft Works) in the 1930s. The Bf 108 is of all-metal construction. Originally designated the M 37, the airc[...]