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After being away from the modellers scene for more than 35 years, I restarted this hobby in 2018.
A gift from a friend made me enthiousiastic again.
It really surprised me about the improvements that have been made in all these years regarding the quality of the kits and the techniques and materials available to create realistics looking models.
Mainly into building 1/48 WWII planes.

Tamiya’s Lockheed P38 Lightning – another one

Hello all, Presenting my first build of 2021. The well known Tamiya P38 Lightning. It has been presented here multiple times and a lot has been said about it, mainly positive. I can only say that all is true, the kit has a perfect fit and it is[...]

HiPM 1/48 Petlyakov Pe2 M82

This is my build of the Petlyakov Pe-2 M82 from HiPM (Historic Plastic Models) in 1/48 scale. The Petlyakov Pe-2 M82 was built to house the Shvetsov M82 radial engines. The reason for this was that there was a chronic shortage of the standard u[...]

Airfix 1/48 Boulton Paul Defiant, 264 Squadron, England, July 1940

Hi all, Hope you are all doing fine. My next submission is a 1/48 Boulton Paul Defiant from Airfix. A remarkable plane which was eventually not that successful in combat. The build itself was pretty straight forwarded. No real issues, but this [...]

Airfix 1/48 Curtiss Tomahawk Mk.II, 112 Squadron, Libya, 1941

Hi all, Finally I finished another model, I'm just not such a quick builder mainly caused by lack of time. This build is the Curtiss Tomahawk Mk.II from Airfix (A05133) and represents the No. 112 squadron of the RAF in Libya 1941. Usually I bui[...]

Airfix 1/48 North American P-51D, 352nd Fighter Group, August 1944

Herewith I present you my first ever full metal colored model. The model represents the North American P-51D flown by Major George Earl Preddy Jr., 328th Fighter Squadron, 352nd Fighter Group, USAF, Norfolk England on August 6th, 1944. This bu[...]

Revell 1/48 Corsair F4U-4, VMF-214 Black Sheep July, 1951

This time I present a model of which the sprues are even older than I am. It is the Corsair F4U-4 (1/48) from Revell dated 1963. The model represents a plane from VMF-214 Black Sheep squadron in July 1951. Got this model from my daughter as a f[...]

Special Hobby 1/48 Fokker D.XXI, No.221 Tlt. Herman Doppenberg May 10th, 1940

Finally I finished the Fokker D.XXI This is No. 221 flown by Tlt. Herman Doppenberg on May 10th, 1940. He was able to down a Bf109E that morning. The aircraft was destroyed on May 14th during an attack on Schiphol airfield. Definitely not one[...]

‘Yellow nose’ Eduard 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf109E-4 “Adolf Galland”

Finished this model during the middle of the corona crisis. The model is a Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4 from Eduard (weekend edition kit 84166). My experience on this model is great, good fitting and hardly any need of filling. Did try to spend a bit[...]

Revell 1/48 Focke-Wulf Fw190D-9 ‘Dora’

Focke-Wulf Fw190D-9, Werknr. 220194, I./JG 2, Aachen, 1 January 1945 Flown by Feldwebel Werner Hohenberg Received this kit for Christmas. My second model after many years of pause in my modelling career. I was really surprised when I openend th[...]

Otaki 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf109G-6 first airbrush

Hello all, Got to know about this very informative website from a colleague modeler. Impressive results which you all are presenting. After 35 years rediscovered this hobby which I had when I was an air scout. During those early years I built[...]