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1/48 Tamiya A6M3 Type 32

This kit is certainly showing it's age as the detail is very limited and its very basic when compared with today's releases from Tamiya or Hasegawa. The engine is only half molded, and the kit is an odd mix of raised (which I rescribed) [...]

1/48 ICM P-51B

This is ICM's knock off of the Tamiya kit. It is so close that the parts are virtually interchangeable. However that is where all similarities end. This kit is nowhere nearly as well engineered as the Tamiya kit and given it's low price [...]

1/48 Tamiya F4F Wildcat

Built straight out of the box after being rescued at a yard sale. The model had been painted with a dark blue rattle can and most of the detail had been badly obscured. Luckily the paint stripped off easily with oven cleaner. I only [...]

1/48 Promodeler Ju 87R-2

Nicely detailed kit with some basic photoetch from Eduard. The hardest part was masking the canopy framing! The decals are from Aeromaster just for something different than those that were supplied in the box. This was one of my first [...]

1/48 Promodeler Me 410

This is a fairly decent kit with beautiful cockpit detail, the only issue is the multi-part canopy which I damaged in the build, luckily I secured a spare from Revell parts replacement. Meng Models has just released a new boxing of this [...]

1/48 Dragon Ta 154

The decals on this kit "exploded" as soon as they hit the water, those that didn't promptly fell apart on contact with the model. With very few after market options available I scrounge around the spares box for replacements but [...]

1/48 Revell BF-109 G10

This very old kit with not very many parts and despite showing it's age it still builds beautifully. I added a True Details resin cockpit, wheels, and canopy. I scratch built some additional details into the canopy area and cockpit, and [...]

1/48 Hasegawa SEAC P-47 Thunderbolt

This kit was pretty much complete as a natural metal SEAC P-47, I just had to install the landing gear, canopy, etc. It was at this point that I notice that the Alcad finish had crazed in several places. Upon closer inspection I discovered [...]