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

1/72 Hasegawa Ki67 Type 4 Hiryu (Peggy)

Here's my Peggy that I built for the Empire of Japan group build here on iModeler. Everything went together well. The wings fit so well that you can leave them off for painting. Some who have built this kit had trouble with a large step [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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: (link) 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 [...]

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 [...]