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@mlicari Mike Licari

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Middle-aged guy who likes to build 1/72 US Navy and Marines aircraft

Academy 1/48 P-47N Thunderbolt

This was a fun build! I've never had much luck with Academy's decals, so when I found the cool Hawaii ANG sheet, I was set. Although maybe basic by some standards, I think the cockpit builds up nicely after a wash and drybrushing. Same with t[...]

1/72 Hasegawa G3M2/3 Nell

I built this as part of the iModeler "Empire of Japan" group build now under way. I had this in the stash since 2006 and it always looked nice in the box, so thanks for the inspiration to build it. It was a great kit...good fit throughout and [...]

Tamiya 1/48 P-47D

Here's my Tamiya P-47D. Vallejo Metal Color (Aluminum) was used. After the decals were added, I sealed everything with a semi-gloss coat. Graphite pencil was used in the panel lines, then scrubbed with a stiff brush in order to work in some t[...]

1/72 Academy press-fit F/A-18F

A fellow iModeler is building the Academy press-fit F-4J, so I decided to show my F/A-18F. It build up quickly and is an impressively-engineered model. Check out George's progress on his F-4J here... Check it out here: Enjoy! Mike

Italeri (Accurate Miniatures) A-36

I really like the AM line of early P-51s and A-36s. Here's the most recent one I've built, released by Italeri. Straight OOB, even the decals, except for the yellow wing stripes, which I painted instead of using the decals. I used Model Maste[...]

Hasegawa 1/72 F11F-1 Tiger (short nose)

Here's my Hasegawa 1/72 F11F-1 Tiger with the short nose. The nose is a resin replacement in the kit. All you have to do is cut off the longer nose from the fuselage parts and plug the resin replacement in. Mine fit with just a bit of filler,[...]