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US Navy 1984-1988
US Army 1999-2008

Eduard 1/72 Avia CS-199

Second completion of the year...Eduard Model Accessories 1/72 Avia CS-199. What a great kit. Improvements (that aren't needed) include Quinta Studios #72064 interior decals, Eduard #672321 external fuel tank, and ceramic wire antenna [...]

Tamiya 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf-109E-3/4.

Tamiya 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf-109E-3/4. Major Hans "Assi" Hahn, France 1940. Built according to IPMS/USA Basic Kit Build (BKB) Criteria. Light weathering was just Dark Gray Tamiya Panel Liner. The stickers are a mix of Tamiya and [...]

Finnish Air Force Messerschmitt Bf-109G-6

Tamiya 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf-109G-6. Finnish Air Force Night Fighter, 1948. This model was built according to IPMS/USA Basic Kit Build (BKB) criteria. (Hence the early canopy, not an Erla Haube canopy). Decals from Fine Molds. I need to go [...]

Last of the Gustavs, for awhile.

The last of the Tamiya Gustavs, for awhile. This, and the last 4 I've built were intended to be a display entered in the "Collections" category at the IPMS/USA National Convention in August. The base used was made by Bill [...]

"White 12", Hans Langer.

Tamiya 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf-109G-6 Bf 109 G-6, “White 12” of II./JG 51, Central Italy. Flown by Hans Langer, this interesting G-6 had “NOT YOU” painted across the tailplane. This addition was not authorized by the pilot who [...]

Tamiya 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf-109G-6 (again).

And yet, another '109 completed. My plan is to finish as many of this kit as possible between when I started last month and the IPMS/USA National Convention. Then I will enter the 5 most "OK" ones in the "Collections" [...]

Slovak Gustav! 1/72 Tamiya Messerschmitt Bf-109G-6

1/72 Tamiya Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 Slovak Squadron 13 in combat on 26 June 1944. Improvements include: Added rivets to entire airframe Masked and painted all markings except octane triangle & data-late. Quinta Studios #72037 interior [...]

Tamiya 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf-109G-6 "Heinrich Bartel".

Fourth completion of the year. Tamiya 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf-109G-6, Heinrich Bartel. Improvements (this kit doesn't need any) include: Added rivets to entire airframe (a 1st for me). Masked and painted all markings except victory markings [...]

Tamiya 1/72 F4U-1A Chance-Vought Corsair.

Tamiya 1/72 F4U-1A Chance-Vought Corsair. Piloted by LT(jg) Doris "Chico" Freeman, VF-17 Jolly Rogers. He would claim two victories with VF-17 and an additional seven with VF-84. Improvements include: Quinta Studios [...]

Tamiya 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf-109G-6

Tamiya 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf-109G-6. I finished this up early last month, but didn't feel like shooting it until today. Built out of the box, with only ceramic wire antenna added. Airbrushed with MRP RLM 74/75/76.