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@konda24 Joe Caputo

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Retired, Ocala Florida resident since 1978. I build 1/72 and 1/48 aircraft primarily, but delve into 1/144th. 1/72 (or close) Boats, 1/24th cars, 1/32-35th and assorted stuff, fill in the gaps, and prevent “burn-out”. I’m a member of IPMS since 1983, a currently an officer in our local chapter. My current collection is over 400 on the shelf, and an equal number in my stash. I’d like to be able to share “the good, the bad, and the ugly”, with my fellow modelers.

1/ 72 Airfix Grumman Widgeon

The "OLD" 1/72 Airfix Widgeon is older than most the people in this group. I found one at a vendor, at the "right" price, and thought I'd give it another go. Lucky for me, there were about 4 decal sheets in the box, because it took pieces of e[...]

1/72 Airfix Hawker Siddley 125 “Dominie” wiffie

This started life as an old Airfix HS 125 Dominie. I found it in a vendors pile for $3. As I rushed to remove it from his stash, not believing my good fortune, I heard him yell, "there's parts missing"! I slowly slid it back into his pile [...]

And now for something a little different…..

This started out as a 1/72 Airfix Westland "Whirlwind". A few cuts, a few added pieces, a few cold beers, and here we are. I forgot to ad, a few squirts of rattle can aluminum. No detail, no reference, nothing but FUN !

Modelist Osa III Missile boat

"Sister" boat to the one I last posted. This is a different version, or copy, and it was produced by an entirely different company. Basically different guns, radar, and missile tubes. There is little information on this kit, and what there [...]

Zhengdefu Missle Boat Type 021

First off, the scale is undetermined by me. It's not the advertised 1/72 but closer to 1/125-1/150th, perhaps 1/144th. It measures around 13" in length. The instructions leave a lot to be desired as the whole kit is built in 6 steps, two of wh[...]

Matchbox/Revell 1/72 Dornier Do28D Skyservant

This was an old, simple Matchbox kit, that I threw together, for a change of pace. I thought a "civilian" paint scheme would look decent, compared to the other Skyservants I've done. It's a decent kit for it's age, and the only one I know of th[...]

Otaki 1/48 Ki43 “Oscar”

Another "whiffie" racer.....these old kits are FUN. and inexpensive. I added a "modern" pilot, cleaned up the the fuselage, and clipped the wings. Looks very lightweight and fragile. The stripes are painted over decals, copied from a Hasegaw[...]

Monogram 1/72 Hu-16 Albatross

Monogram's Albatross has been around forever, and still hasn't lost it's appeal to me. Everyone, it seems, loves sea planes and amphibians. Luckily, for the modeler, there are quite a few in 1/72 scale, which is a manageable size. Monogram'[...]

ARII 1/48 Nakajima Ki 44 “Shoki” (Tojo)

The Ki 44 was a Japanese Army Air Force interceptor. The ARII kit, while old, was at one time, "state of the art", and is still a no-problem, fun build. By today's standards, there's not much detail, but this kit comes from a time when wheel[...]

Fujimi 1/72 B6N1 “Jill” or “Tenzan”

Fujimi did a nice rendition of the Nakajima B6N1 carrier attack bomber. It can be built using bombs or a torpedo. It's a very simple kit, well done for it's age. Another old, enjoyable,quick build.