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@namregoob Phil Steele

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Just an other model builder. I have also retired as a shift trouble shooter (industrial electromech) for Michelin Tire, after 35 years. Now singing in a local rock band and providing some technical support.

2017 in review

Shamefully slack on building kits this year myself (rock bands 'll do that to ya). But I did managed to complete two in 1/72 scale, paint three big RC Astro Hogs, and fix up a few more older builds for re-shoots. Seasons Greetings to all !!

Hasegawa 1/72 CP 121 Tracker

Re-shoot day !! Originally build 2008. This kit was highly modified and detailed to produce an accurate Canadian service aircraft. The paint is a self produced version of 501-109 grey using Model Master as a base and referencing the I. P. M. S. [...]

1/144 Minicraft CC 137 Husky

And another re-shoot !! This model was originally built in Aug. '07. Picture 8 is an I P taken after the decals had been applied. (a CanMilAir set) This was a woefully bad kit, but the only game in town at the time. The white is Tamiya X1 with M[...]

1/72 KP Aero A.100

I originally built & photographed this old KP kit (with an ARC contribution) about 10 years ago, A few days ago I noticed it had jiggled close to the edge of its shelf, and when I went to re position it I noticed the right aileron control h[...]

It’s a Hawg !!

This has been a big project !! Now with some touch up's and a clear coat, (and the Hawg decals) they'll be ready for the owners to install their equipment.

RC painting project (WIP)

Applied the first coat of Tennessee Red on three RC planes this morning. The new spray gun worked great !! I'll post more pictures when they're completed.

Trumpeter 1/144 Tu-16k-26 Badger G

I initially had problems photographing this build. Because of the light gray color the fine detail always seemed to disappear. To-day with a re-shoot under a light overcast sky, I had better luck. This was an excellent Trumpeter kit, finished wi[...]

1/72 Airfix Fairey Swordfish Mk.1

Despite being busy (like a long tailed cat in a rocking chair factory) I got another one finished ! It's OOB with some scratch built items and general repairs, mostly the result of brittle plastic. Rigged with pre-blackened 2 lb test fishing li[...]

1/72 Academy Bf 109 G-14 (Erich Hartmann) Winter Scheme

No wind in the Valley, so it's picture takin' time !!. I actually finished this little gem in June, and then waited for that perfect blanket of white to photograph it. The platform is from the J2F session, enhanced with the real stuff. This was [...]

1/72 Hasegawa He-111-H6

This is another re-shoot of an earlier project, originally built and photographed in Aug. 2000. I included one of the old pictures that shows some of the internal detail. For the new set up I replaced the old nylon thread antenna wires with some[...]