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@kevin-thompson Kevin Thompson

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Modeler over 40 years. Auto mechanic by profession 33 years. Airshow announcer and moderator for events at Planes Of Fame Air Museum in Chino, California over 15 years.

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Not Yet a Thunderjet: Heller 1/72 XP-84 Conversion

The old 70s-vintage Heller F-84G Thunderjet in 1/72 was converted to represent the prototype XP-84 by cutting the wingtip tanks off and making new tips with styrene sheet, removing the canopy framing and smoothing out/polishing the canopy, and e[...]

Special Hobby 1/48 Fiat G.55 “Sottoserie 0″

This kit I did about four or five years back, when it was first released. As a big fan of Italian planes, it is interesting to compare the G.55 to the Macchi C.202 and C.205. The G.55 went into service in 1943, right before the Italian Armistace[...]

A Trio of Hasegawa Macchis

Hasegawa's 1/48 scale Macchi C.202 and C.205 kits are probably the best 1/48 kits of any WWII Italian aircraft to date. Accurate, well-detailed and well fitting, there are many different decal options available for this series of kits. I did the[...]

Italeri 1/48 Macchi C.200 Saetta

Italeri's 1/48 Macchi 200 Saetta (serie VII) is a welcome release. Previously, there was the old Artiplast (later SMER) kit in 1/50, and Czech short-run derivatives such as Pacific Coast Models (which is also good, but resin and PE fiddly). This[...]

1/48 Nichimo Ki-51 Sonia

This is the 40 year-old Nichimo Sonia kit just finished a couple weeks ago. This kit was way ahead of its time with its quality and detail. Hope you enjoy the pics!
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