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@jkelleycrna James Kelley

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US Navy 1984-1988
US Army 1999-2008

Three Rivers IPMS contest photos

I've uploaded 105 pics from the Pittsburgh contest yesterday at this link:

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[...]

Screaming Goat!: Revell 1/24 Pontiac ’69 GTO

Revell 1/25 Pontiac '69 GTO, built OOB. I used Testor's rattle can enamel for the exterior, and Tamiya acrylics for the rest. A fun kit of something different, and my first of 2015. A lot of mistakes, but it was fun to use Bare Metal Foil for so[...]

iModeler Review: Zoukei-Mura 1/48 Focke-Wulf Ta-152H-1

Scale Size: 1/48 model Included: 2 color molded parts, clear and gray Total Parts: 135 parts Produced: by: Zoukei-Mura, Inc. Five years ago, Zoukei-Mura released their 1/32 Focke-Wulf Ta-152H-1. It received some degree of critical acclaim[...]

1/48 Revell PT-17 Stearman

Here's the iModeler Review kit from a few weeks ago... :) A fun little kit that goes together very well. No putty needed, this is perhaps Revell's best-fitting kit. The kit's rigging diagram was helpful, but could've been a little clearer. Betw[...]

iModeler Review: Revell 1/48 Stearman PT-17

The Stearman (Boeing) Model 75 is a biplane used as a military trainer aircraft, of which at least 8,584 were built in the United States during the 1930s and 1940s. Stearman Aircraft became a subsidiary of Boeing in 1934. Widely known as the [...]

Classic Airframes 1/48 Fiat CR.42 CN

The last of the great biplane fighters to enter service in 1938, the Fiat CR.42 “Falco” (Falcon) became the single most-produced Italian fighter. Agile, light, and regarded by Regia Aeronautica pilots as a wonderful aircraft to fly, the Falco w[...]

Hasegawa 1/32 J2M3 Raiden

I built this kit a little over two years ago. Most likely the most sublime Hasegawa model kit I've built to date. The only additions were a PE seat harness from Eduard and some colored wires added to the radio. The antennae wire is stretched sp[...]

Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1 “Birdcage” Corsair

It's finished, at last. :) I started this project in August 2013. I finished it up yesterday. There's really nothing I can say that hasn't already been's the best kit I've ever built. It's built out of the box, with the exceptions of[...]