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An on-and-off modeler from youth in the 1970s to the present, I have always been interested in technology and driven to craft nice things with my hands. I build 1/72 aircraft, dropping down to 1/144 for larger subjects, with the occasional visit to larger scales. I enjoy building old classic kits as much as newer ones. Other hobbies include RC planes, photography, and chasing real planes around at shows and museums. My web site is http://aircraft-in-focus.com and I’m on Instagram at @aircraftinfocus and @72ndairmuseum.

A Visit to Gulliver’s Gate

Gulliver's Gate is an attraction near Times Square in New York. It bills itself as "a technologically advanced, interactive and immersive world of miniatures covering 50,000 square feet that will ignite your imagination and challenge your persp[...]

New Font: Canadian Military Aircraft, 1920s

In my prior post about my Esci S.E.5a, I mentioned that I had to design a new font for the registration lettering. I previously designed a number of aircraft lettering fonts about 20 years ago, designed for World War II and postwar RAF and RCAF[...]

Esci 1/72 S.E.5a, and Some Thoughts on Small Biplane Models

No sane person specializing in World War I fighter models would choose 1/72 as his scale. When I started modeling in the 1970s, 1/48 was the main scale for WWI models, dominated by Aurora kits, with a few 1/32 and 1/24 offerings. Lately with t[...]