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@mkrumrey Mark Krumrey

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Retired Marine Master Gunnery Sergeant. I have been building models since I was about 7 years old in 1956 and have been ever since. Now in my 70’s I enjoy it as much now as I did then. Main interest currently are the classic Monogram big Bombers, other interests are WWI aviation and ships. I ride a Harley to work most days as I live in Arizona and the weather is mostly permitting. Have fun, enjoy the build and don’t get too wrapped around the axle over the small stuff.

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Monogram’s outstanding 1/72nd scale B-36

1: The Aircraft: During the period prior to the U.S. entering the war, in 1941, a watchful eye was kept on England as Germany underwent the “blitz”. Knowing that if England fell, there would be no bases available to launch bomber aircraft agai[...]

Revell 1/48 F-89J “Scorpion” 451 FIS

Okay, after my last posting of the Revell F-89D and some of my admitted faux paux;, Tom Bebout graciously sent me a model of the F-89 that he had picked up years ago that the modeler had started the cockpit assemblies and the fuselage halves. I[...]

Revell 1/48 F-89D “Scorpion”

Ever since Revell issued their Box Scale F-89D Scorpion in about 1956, I have been a fan of the airplane. My dad brought one home with him. It was in the "S" kit box, I believe the artist was Kishady, and it was I that arctic setting, the thin[...]

Tamiya Lancaster type 464 “Dam Buster”

I started out 2019 by "buying" into the 1/32nd HK Models Lancaster. The thing is huge. Anyway, to get my chops up for the big build, I picked up the Tamiya 1/48 Dambuster kit. Having always been fascinated by the story of Guy Gibson and his f[...]

Monogram 1/48 P-47D The Turtle No. 10

I have always liked and still do like Monogram 1/48 scale kits, raised panel lines notwithstanding. They have the look, low parts count and build into a nice model. I first built this kit back in the late '80's when my son received it as part [...]

Revell 1/48 Lockheed/Vega Ventura PV-1

I like this kit and aircraft so much, I had to do another one, especially since I got such a good deal at a swap meet. The model represents an aircraft from VPB-133 based out of Iwo Jima in 1945 to interdict Japanese shipping. The octopus moti[...]

Revell 1/48 Ventura Mk.II

I started this around 12 September 2019. I didn't take any "Action" shots, just plodded through the build per usual. I have to admit my MOJO was pretty low, but I managed to plug away a little each night most nights. I drilled 56 holes in one[...]

1/200 Pennsylvania using Trumpeter 1/200 Arizona Kit

Pennsylvania survived the attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, due in part to it being in dry dock. The model represents Pennsylvania in the time frame from August 1941 up to 7 December 1941. During this time, it was painted in Measure 1 [...]

Monogram 1/48 B-24D

It had been years since I built a Monogram B-24D. After reading about the Ploesti Raid of 1 August 1943, I decided on the "Squaw". It survived the raid and went to do a Bond Tour. Naturally, the naked squaw was redone and the Snow White Dwarf[...]

The Dragon and His Tail

I started this build with the intention of doing “Cocktail Hour” of the 43rd Bomb Group, 64th Bomb Squadron of the 5th Air Force based on Le Shima in 1945. The artwork of SSgt Sarkis Bartigian graced many of the aircraft in this Squadron and th[...]
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