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US Navy 1984-1988
US Army 1999-2008

Hasegawa 1/48 Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden.

Hasegawa 1/48 Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden Technical Air Intelligence Units (TAIU) were joint Allied military intelligence units formed during World War II to recover Japanese aircraft to obtain data regarding their technical and tactical [...]

Tamiya 1/72 Focke-Wulf FW-190D-9

Tamiya 1/72 Focke-Wulf FW-190D-9. Built it Out of the Box, with a few minor improvements: Masked / painted Reich Defense bands. Opened barrels on cowling MGs. 24g hypodermic needles for wing root cannons. 5-Minute Epoxy wingtip lights. E-Z [...]

Arma Hobby North American P-51C "Evalina".

Arma Hobby North American P-51C "Evalina" in 1/72 scale. Built Out of the Box. Finished in Alclad II Polished Aluminum, weathered with oils. The kits' decals are Techmod, and perfformed flawlessly. This is likely the most [...]

IPMS Three Rivers annual TRICON 2022

IPMS Three Rivers (Pittsburgh) held their annual show yesterday, for the 1st time since 2019. Typically a smallish show, there were 401 entries, which is the largest they've ever had. And, which rivals a Regional contest. The amount of [...]

Tora! Tora! Tora! Eduard 1/48 Mitsubishi A6M2 "Zero"

Tora! Tora! Tora! Eduard's 1/48 Mitsubishi A6M2 "Zero". Easily Eduard's most sublime kit to date. Built Out of the Box. National Insignia masked & painted. Unit ID Bands masked & painted. Wing walkway warnings masked [...]

Finemolds (Tamiya) Messerschmitt Bf-109E-7

Five Bf 109 E-7s were acquired by the Japanese in 1941, without armament, for evaluation. While in Japan they received the standard Japanese hinomarus and yellow wing leading edges, as well as white numerals on the rudder. A red band [...]

Airfix 1/48 North American P-51D Mustang "Little Indian".

Airfix 1/48 P-51D Mustang "Little Indian". Flown by 1st Lt. Harold Hettema Jr., Kalaikunda, India, 1945. I wasn't able to find much information on LT Hettema, other than: He flew "Little Indian" as part of the 2nd [...]

Airfix 1/72 Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat

Airfix 1/72 Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat. Depicts the machine flown by LT. Marion Carl, USMC, Guadalcanal 1942. This is a gem of a kit. Built out of the box, with wine bottle lead seat harness & radio aerial is UVDR fine. Painted with Tamiya [...]

Eduard 1/48 Focke-Wulf FW-190A-5 "Minke & Pinke".

Eduard ProfiPack #82149 1/48 Focke-Wulf FW-190A-5. Depicts the aircraft of Hans Philipp, who named it "Minke & Pinke" after his two Daschunds. Lieutenant Colonel Hans Philipp (17 March 1917 – 8 October 1943) was a German [...]

1/72 Airfix Supermarine Spitfire Mk. 1a

1/72 Airfix Supermarine Spitfire Mk. 1a. (2010) Built entirely out of the box. Tamiya tape Sutton harness. Paints were a combination of Mr. Color, Mr. Hobby, Tamiya and Alclad II. UVDR aerial wire. This is a really great kit without [...]