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@modelairplanemaker Chris Wallace

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By day I’m a professional problem solver who strives to provide straightforward answers to complex questions. I have worked for national charities, tech companies, defence and security manufacturers as well as healthcare organizations. I’m married and thoroughly wrapped around the finger of an amazing 7 year old daughter. I love airplanes, baseball, biking and I’m always longing for summer and warm weather.

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HeritageCon 2022: The Return of a scale model show and contest!

After an unfortunate hiatus due to factors beyond anyone's control, March 27, 2022 saw the triumphant return of HeritageCon at the unique and wonderful Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum on a cool windy day in Hamilton Ontario. For those [...]

1/48 Tamiya F-14 Tomcat

The Tamiya Tomcat is on the shelf now. I finished it in the requisite VF-84 Jolly Rogers as an homage to the Tamiya Catalogue style of finishing models. This style really attracted me to the hobby back in the day and while I appreciate [...]

1/48 Fine Molds Ki-15 Babs

I have developed a real appreciation of 1930s aircraft. Big open cowls and wheel pants. I don't know, they just look co cool. Finemolds has one version of their Babs as a civilian record setter known as 'Kamikaze' - which at the time of [...]

Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 Tony

This was the second time I built the Tony and I was much happier with this model over the older Hasegawa Tony. The cockpit is a gem and after it is complete, you can have the rest of the plane ready for paint in mere hours. Painting was [...]

1/48 AB&K A2N3 Biplane

Truth be told, I am not sure why I went online and bought this model in the summer of 2020. I may be very into Japanese WW2 planes but biplanes? Hey, I am not insane. Then again, these silver doped planes are very attractive with their [...]

1/48 Hasegawa RF-86 Haymaker Sabre

The RF-86 Haymaker has an interesting history. In a nutshell - there were more than a few modifications needed to turn a tactical day fighter into a strategic reconnaissance airplane. While it enjoyed a brief period of success, the [...]

1/72 Arma Hobby FM-2 Wildcat

I occasionally venture outside of my cozy 48th scale fighters. This little Arma Wildcat has a ton of detail. In fact, I would stand this up against a lot of 48th scale kits, especially the engine and the cockpit. This 'Expert' kit came [...]

Academy Battle of the Planets (Gatchaman) Phoenix

This is definitely a side project because I don't often venture into non-aircraft builds. However, I had a blast building this Phoenix. This truly is a modern kit with up-to-date engineering. I was very impressed with the engineering of [...]

Zvezda 1/48 Mi-24 Hind

I've always been intimidated by the Hind. It is big and it looks mean. When the Zvezda kit came out, I just had to build it. I'd say it was a much easier build than the Hasegawa Apache but it does require some care and patience closing [...]

Tamiya 1/48 P-38 LightningMiss Virgina

Wow - what a fantastic model. It went together like butter and it was such a fun build. I was looking forward to a decent Lightning in this scale and I had to do it as Rex Barber's Miss Virgina. There were no build issues and this was [...]