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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), but do love the new 1/32 scale aircraft kits by Tamiya and am currently building the Spitfire Mk IX.

Well Time to get AMBITIOUS! A Little Help Please.

Well I finally finish a model after a five year hiatus, and have already have my next project planned. Actually I had it planned and even started before. Of course now that I have already finished 90% or my re-scribing I see a new 1/48 B-17 ha[...]

Fw 189A2 Finished At Last

I posted a week ago that I was close to finishing, The words of encouragement were much appreciated. I got the fiddly bits put on, I used the photoetch gunsights supplied with the kit. They were easier than I thought, but I really do struggl[...]

Almost Done!

I can't believe that I posted pictures in August of last year telling how I was hoping to finish my first model in five years. Well I am so excited to be getting close to finishing, and I thought I would post last in progress pics. I know it w[...]

Five Years and nothing Finished!

I was just looking and realized that it has been more than 5 years since I have finished a model. It seems after I finished the last one, life took my family and I down a path that has been challenging and kept me away from the hobby. I have h[...]

Eduard (Academy) 1/48th P-38H a Twin Dragon

Its been a while since I have posted here, I have been busy with work, passing some tests for work, and taking classes for my pilots license. During my free time I have tried to get some model time in and finally finished my first of the year[...]

Dirty Dora by Accurate Miniatures in 1/48th Scale

This is the Accurate Miniatures B-25 “Dirty Dora” kit. After seeing one built at a show I knew that I had to have that kit and that I would build it if I ever got it. Fast forward a couple of years, and doing a little trading on another site,[...]

Tamiya 1/48th Do-335 Defense of the Reich

As a follow up to my Do-335 I built another one of these model kits. This time I thought I would do it up as a defender of the Reich in the last days of the war. I added drop tanks and also scratch built the boarding ladder. I thought it [...]

For Stearman Lovers Everywhere

As winter turns into spring (sort of) here in Washington, it is time for our Stearman's annual inspection. Good thing that way we know it will be safe for a sunny season of flying. Since all the access panels are removed I thought I would tak[...]

Tamiya 1/48th Do-335 Arrow Nachtjager

Inspired by Erich's excellent rendition I thought I would add my own version of this "hypothetical" aircraft. It will have some of you seeing doubles, but I think its cool. I have always enjoyed seeing how two different modelers will approach[...]

1/48th Bandai SdKfz 232 Fulfilling an Old Modeling Adage.

There is an old adage that if you spend the time to build an old difficult kit then a mainstream model company will release a new state of the art version of the kit soon after. Now, I am not going to say it’s true, but I’m not going to say i[...]