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I've always been fascinated by military aircraft and go to every aviation museum and airshow whenever possible. I ran across some YouTube videos on scale model building and decided that this would be an interesting hobby to pick up so I started my model building adventure in December 2021. My interest is currently 1/48 scale WWII aircraft but I definitely want to build a series of Korean War aircraft in the near future. I live in Korea which limits the availability of some modeling supplies such as Alclad paints.

Academy M3A1 Stuart, 1/35 Scale

I did a lot of upgrades to this tank and experimented with a number of new techniques. Upgrades includes detailing the interior (most of which can't be seen with the turret in place), adding cabling for the head lights and horn, adding [...]

Tamiya 1/35 Carro Armato M13/40

Here's my third tank build. The kit overall went together well. The only complaint I have about the kit is I still haven't figured out how to install linked tracks correctly because they seem to be about 1-2mm too short to connect them [...]

Pz.Kpfw.35(t), Academy 1/35

This is my second tank build. Overall, the kit was a quick and easy build. However. there were a few issues with the kit. The rear hatch that goes over the engine compartment was not a good fit and required some shaving down the [...]

Academy 1/35 Panzer II Ausf. F

This was a very easy-to-build kit and my first attempt at building a tank. All my previous models have been planes. The only thing I really struggled with is the construction and installation of the tracks. That was a nightmare for me. [...]

1/48 Academy F4U-4 Corsair, Korean War

This kit is a very simple, easy-to-build, weekend kit. I finally had time to work on it after 7 months of no model-building. This is also my seventh kit so I'm still learning the trade. I know many people state that late model Navy [...]

ICM 1/48 P-51 Mustang: Nightmare NMF Project

This project took the joy out of model building which isn't good for my 6th build. The ICM kit was subpar by every standard. The instructions didn't include the paint scheme or decal layout for the box art version which is what I built. [...]

Tamiya 1/48 Brewster Buffalo

This is my fifth model so I'm still learning quite a bit. This kit in particular is very simple and easy to build, all the parts fit together perfectly, and the decals seemed to be less thick than the ones from my Tamiya Wildcat. Due to [...]

Tamiya 1/48 F4F-4 Wildcat

This is the 4th model in my model-building career so my learning curve is still nearly vertical. I could only find one grainy photo of a plane from VF-22 (USS Independence) so this is my interpretation of the plane's paint scheme from [...]

Eduard 1/48 P-39Q Airacobra

This is the third model in my model-building career. This P-39 represents the 46th fighter squadron that was stationed at Kanton Atoll from the spring of 1943 through December 1943. The sand and light blue camouflage pattern was painted [...]

SB2U-3 Vindicator (1/48 Scale, Academy Hobby): Review & Advice Needed on my Second Model Kit

This Vindicator represents one of the USMC planes stationed at Midway Island that participated in the Battle of Midway. The white "stripes" are medical tape the crews used to patch the canvas exterior and the grey lines around [...]