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@pb_legend Andrew H

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I am an mechanical engineer by trade, working in the automotive manufacturing sector for a company known globally. This modelling hobby is one of my more stress-free creative outlets, which rewards my love of building and crafting, as well as my curiosity to learn the history and background that can be told about each model subject.

To limit my new kit spending I’ve kept to my choices to 1:48 planes and 1:700 for ships, full hull display. Despite this, the wishlist & stash are growing faster than I can build.

Slowly but surely, I will get around to posting more recent builds, as time allows.

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Směr Piper L-4 Cub / Grasshopper – 1/48

I bring you a recently completed model that took neither much time, nor much effort, but which has produced a cool little airplane. To begin, I bought this kit after seeing one in person at a local airshow last month. The airshow (or fly-in)[...]

Cessna A-37B Dragonfly – Trumpeter 1/48

The second kit I've got to share today is Trumpeter's A-37B Dragonfly, or Super Tweet as it is often called. I love the look of this plane, not only because of it's form, but also because despite it's diminutive size, it was all business. T[...]

Douglas A-1H Skyraider – Tamiya 1/48

Today's first post brings another work I've just put some finishing touches onto. The kit is, of course, Tamiya's venerable 1/48 scale "Bumble-Bee boxing". I chose to build this out of the box, as I liked the look of the VA-52 "Knightriders" o[...]

Grumman F5F-2 – 1/48 Minicraft – Another What-If Build

Fresh off the workbench is Minicraft's gem-of-a-kit, that is, their Long-Nose XF5F... schemed-out in a what-if 1943 Tri-tone Blue. This is my third Navy whiffer and I can say I'm happy with the slightly esoteric and (for me anyway) appealing r[...]

Hypothetical FJ-(-1)? …Revell 1/48 P-51

Does that make this an FJ+1? and by what name... "Seahorse"? "Fury"? :) This one was purely for fun, just wanted to share. I did this one up some time ago.. not really good by any means, nor was it ever meant to be. This is a Revell-Monogram [...]

North American P-51H – Modelsvit 1/48

As an addition to Eric's recent post and lovely California ANG built P-51H, I'd like to finally share my Texas ANG P-51H, built completely OOB, with exception of the use of Eduard belts. I began this build back in Oct/Nov, and had at the tim[...]

Ryan F2R-1 Dark Shark 1/48

Good day all... I'd like to share one hot off the bench, as I'm happy to be done with this unique a/c. This build is OBB of a multimedia kit by Czech Model. There are reviews for it online, and generally speaking, they represent my experie[...]

Testor’s Ryan PT-20 1/48

Next up is a little side project that has been on-again off again for some time.. This kit was a still-wrapped 1983 boxing, which itself was a reboxing on the old Hawk kit. The kit itself actually went together quite well. The only regret I ha[...]

Accurate Miniatures F-6B Mustang 1/48

I began this kit only a few weeks ago, and given that this was my second go at an AM Mustang, the build went fairly smoothly, but not without some hiccups. Firstly, I built this kit out of the box, with only the addition of Eduard belts to [...]

Teeth&Fangs GB – 1/48 A-36 Mustang

I think it's time to put this one into the case and call it complete. This kit is the Italeri re-pop of the old AM A-36 that many a folks are familiar with. In the usual style there were a number of decals to choose from, however, this being[...]
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