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@luftwaffe-birdman Walt B

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I started building when I was in the fifth grade and continued through college. After that life got in the way, but I never lost the desire to build again and about fourteen years ago I started building again. I build almost exclusively 1/48th scale aircraft and armor from WWII (especially german), because of their fun and varied camouflage schemes. Posting to this sight has been fun, and a great way to get new ideas from the feed back I receive and also seeing what others are doing.

P-61 “Nocturnal Nemesis” – 1/48 Great Wall Hobby

The P-61 has always been one of my favorite aircraft from WWII. When they first came out I built two of the Monogram kits and had a ball with them. I even put electric motors in one so that the props would spin. All in all I think the Monogra[...]

Bf-110G-2 ZG1, “Skeletal Hand” Revell 1/48th Scale

I have always liked the Bf-110, it just has very pleasing lines to me. While it proved a general failure as a heavy escort, it still proved to be a formidable foe in other roles. I have built this kit before under a different boxing, and have [...]

Monogram B-17 Flying Fortress, “The Swoose -1944 Model” 1/48th

Well my first completion of the new year, and one that I have been working on for a longer period of time than I would like to admit. I did a build blog in the Aircraft work in progress . I could have just as easily done it in the SOD build g[...]

Just Another Fun Build, Citroen Traction 11CV 1/48th Tamiya

Along with my Bf-109E-3/4 I built a Citroen to go along with it. This was a nice fun little kit, I missed a few things in the build the biggest is I missed some of the very fine seam lines until I painted it. I was amazed at how small this car[...]

Tamiya Bf-109E-4

I am in the middle of building an old Monogram 1/48 B-17 and got frustrated by some paint issues. I decided to take a break, and do a quick uncomplicated build. I have an old Cutting Edge Bf 109E sheet (CED48189). There was one bird in partic[...]

Now for Something Completely Different (at least for me) Hasegawa 1/48 Nate

I as a rule never build Japanese aircraft. Not because of any bias, but just because most of their subject matter doesn't interest me all that much. I built this though to have something to enter into the local Dragon Show. A show put on by D[...]

He-219 Uhu, by Tamiya in 1/48

When I got back into modeling, I had been out for a long time and was amazed at what detail could be attained with resin. So of course I took a very good model the Tamiya He-219 Owl, and try and make it better. I used the Aires resin kit. I [...]

Hobby Craft YP-59 Aircomet 1/48

I built this when I just wanted a relatively easy and uncomplicated build. Of course that didn't mean I couldn't improve the kit by using some resin enhancements. I used True Details Cockpit also the True Details Wheels set. Both provided eas[...]

Monogram He-111 in 1/48th

I build a lot of Luftwaffe aircraft and the He -111 was a mainstay of the German bomber arsenal prior to and through out the war. I really like its lines, and while not as grand as the Condor, or as versatile the Ju-88 it proved to be a work ho[...]

AC-47, Monogram C-47 Conversion in 1/48th

This was my second attempt at the AC-47. The Spooky was so incredible I built one back in the 1980's. This one 20 plus years later had the help of a resin kit for the guns and gun sight. I re-scribed all the panel lines and made the flaps fro[...]