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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 1/48 B-58 Hustler

I won't go into detail on the genesis of the B-58; however, it was an aircraft that was ahead of it's time. As a kid growing up in the 50's and coming of age in the late '60's, it was not uncommon during those halcyon days to be suddenly startl[...]

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[...]
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