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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.

“Trick or Treat” (last installment)

Zombie Killa's I & II : A side by side comparison. On their way to some mega-disaster (or Raider football game). When you're having fun, why quit with one !

“Trick or Treat” 2

The Zombie Killa II, as promised, was the mate to ZK I. This one was "designed" to compliment the other, and pack the punch. Again, a Lindberg Sd.Kfz 222 was the starting point. Lowered front end (only) opened rear engine vent filled in [...]

“Trick or Treat” I

In celebration of one of our more infamous holidays, Halloween, I thought I might kick things off with a pair of Zombie Killas. I'll start off with Z.K. I, next post, Z.K. II, and finally the two, together. By the time it's finally over, [...]

1/72 Airfix Fairey Swordfish II

This the very old airfix kit of what was affectionately known as the "Stringbag". The Swordfish has a storied career, which you can read all about elsewhere. It's about as straight forward as any Airfix bi-plane of that era. I tried to keep[...]

Minicraft 1/24 1958 Triumph TR3A Rally Club Car

This was one of my "dream cars", as a kid. When I saw this inexpensive, "curbside" kit at a vendors booth foor about $3.00, I had to have a go. It has an optional hardtop, and decals. The steering wheel is on the proper side (left), and altho[...]

1/48 Hobbycraft Military Tutor

A Canadian trainer. This is a simple, basic kit, with decals for 4 different versions, none of which is a "Snowbird", Canada's aerial demonstration team. Hobbycraft does make the "Snowbird", just don't look for it here. There are 2 Canadian[...]

1/24 Tamiya 1996 JACCS Honda Accord

This is Tamiya's Honda Accord, which is a "curb-side" model, and comes with a ton of decals for the JACCS racing team car, which ran in the 1996 Japenese Touring car series. I picked mine up as one of our club's "$1.00 club" models. (We pay [...]

1/72 Lindberg Heinkel He-219

What do you do with a Lindberg kit ? What do you do with one that's missing parts? Can't give it away, or sell it, so just have some fun with it ! Take a color you have little use for, some decals, you don't need and build a hypothetical r[...]

1/24 Monogram Chaparral 2 D

Jim Hall's famous Chaparral was released in it's 2D form, originally, by Monogram, as a 1/24 slot car, complete with driver, and moveable rear wing. It has been released at least twice in model kit form, substituting a "tub" with wheels, tires [...]

1/25 AMT ERTL Snapfast Plus-Ford GT90

This is how you take a 15 minute snap-tite project, and turn it into week long ordeal. The Ford GT 90 (concept) was a flop ! Considering it's unusal look, it did hve a pop-up "wing" in the rear, which only made it look more so. AMT produced [...]