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@jkelleycrna James Kelley

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US Navy 1984-1988
US Army 1999-2008

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. https://marinedad.smugmug.com/2016-Pittsburgh-Vintage-Gran/

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[...]

Sweet 1/144 Macchi C200

Built OOB. Tamiya acrylics...

Three Rivers IPMS contest photos

I've uploaded 105 pics from the Pittsburgh contest yesterday at this link: https://marinedad.smugmug.com/TRIPMS-2016/

Hasegawa 1/32 Focke-Wulf FW-190A-8, Hans Dortenmann

1/32 Hasegawa Focke-Wulf FW-190A-8 built OOB, except for an Eduard PE seat harness. AK Interactive acrylic paints, except for the RLM 74-it was a bit light, so I used Gunze-Sangyo. The base is from Zoukie-Mura. Weathered with oils. I really man[...]

Tamiya 1/48 Focke-Wulf FW-190F-8

Finished this one up this a.m. Painted with Tamiya acrylics, as well.Excuse the spurious smoke rings, I claim artistic license and fun. Some things I added were: PE seat harness. Drilled out the cowling guns. Replaced wing cannons with blunt-t[...]