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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.

So you like 1/72 Japanese ‘eh ? Try my Mavis.

This is the old Hasegawa kit I did a few years ago. Still looks sharp. I think I might try to set up another shoot with the new Canon.

1/72 Roden Pfalz D.III Silver Stag

This isn't a recent build and I've never posted the photos, due to the incorrect lower wing. The kit part was poorly cast, (odd for Roden), so I just built it anyway with the extra wing, for the rigging practice. My a fore mentioned method [...]

Tiger Moth WIP – how I do my biplane rigging

I hardly ever make work in progress photos, but someone asked how I do my by-plane rigging. This should clear things up a bit. It's a self developed method which I originally came up with to do antenna wires. I always use 2 or 3 lb mono [...]

1/72 Italeri SM.82 Marsupiale

This is Italeri's Savoia-Marchetti 82 Marsupiale, presented in the early three banded scheme. A big hunk of plastic for sure. The kit has some nice features; weighted wheels, position able control surfaces, good internal detail, and three [...]

1/72 Italeri CANT Z.501 Gabbiano

This is an old Italeri kit that I bought from a collector and managed to spruce up a bit. I re-scribed the main wing along with some other details around the engine nacelle and radiator, I re-positioned the tail control surfaces, added [...]

1/72 Italeri Fiat CR.32 Chirri

This was a tough build ! Very poor fit, especially with the upper wing and struts. But with some patience and good decals, it didn't turn out too bad.

Piper Cub RC

Not one of my "builds", but I painted it, for one of my RC friends.(two days) We got some good pictures of the first flight. It flew like dream. He had floats for it as well but I don't know if he has tried them out yet. Four [...]

1/72 Hobby Boss Mi-2URP Hoplite antitank variant

A real quick build on this Hobby Boss Mi-2, only one month. I added some pylon supports, extra rotor head details, along with some light weathering. The national insignia were difficult to apply over the large vents. I used all six of the [...]

1/72 Canadian Piasecki HUP-3

I've been working on this Siga/Amodel/Mach 2 kit bash for some time, finally got it finished. Quite a bit of scratch building done as well. CanMilAir decals.