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@jkelleycrna James Kelley

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US Navy 1984-1988
US Army 1999-2008

Sweet 1/144 Type 96 Carrier Fighter (A5M4)

I started this project yesterday, and finished it up this afternoon. As with all of Sweets' kits, I loved it. A relaxing (mostly), easy build and 4 really cool livery. The model was airbrushed with Alclad II White Aluminum, and Gunze-Sangyo acry[...]

Revell 1/144 BaE Harrier Gr. 7

I finished this up a week or two ago. It's built OOB and weathered with Ammo by Mig Oilbrushers. The hangar backdrop is from Coastal Kits.

A Pair of Pint-Sized Pioneer Ponies

Second & Third completion for 2021. The ubiquitous Sweet Mustangs in 1/144. This project was primarily an exercise in oil weathering, in particular, MiG Oilbrushers. Overall, I'm pleased with the results. Gunze-Sangyo paints, stretched sprue[...]

“It’s a bomber, it’s a bomber…!”

October 2019 marked the 40th anniversary of Motörhead’s iconic third album Bomber. An absolute rock’n’roll classic from start to finish, raging through Dead Men Tell No Tales, Stone Dead Forever, Sharpshooter and (of course) the rollicking [...]

Tamiya 1/48 P-38F Lightning “Texas Terror/The Mad Dash”.

This was the last project completed in 2020 for me. Built completelyOOB except for some fine solder used as the antenna stay, and, of course, Eduard seat harness. Airbrushed in Tamiya acrylics, and weathered with Ammo by Mig enamel washes & [...]

Raid Hot Mama: Tamiya 1/48 P-47D “Razorback”.

Tamiya 1/48 kit, built OOB with the exception of Eduard seat harness. Gunze-Sangyo aqueous acrylics used. SuperScale decals. P-47 Thunderbolt 42-27181 coded 2Z-D. White theater recognition cowl band. John Drummond held the rank of captain and p[...]

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[...]