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@pb_legend Andrew H

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I am a 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 stash, I’ve tried to keep 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.

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt – Monogram 1/48

I've finally completed this kit after a long period of in-process limbo. But first I must briefly explain how this kit came to be on my work bench in the first place. It all started when I purchased a second-hand Hasegawa P-47D, mainly due to [...]

Northrop T-38C Talon II – Trumpeter 1/48

This post will be quick and dirty, just like this build. The kit itself is very simple, as is the airframe. It does have a nice petite coke-bottle shape that most can appreciate, and the model itself scream petite when you pick it up. It is ve[...]

F-84F Thunderstreak – Italeri/Kinetic 1/48

This kit was one of those rare kits that I bought on a whim, and successfully completed without ever "putting it up". It has been the focus of my efforts for the last 6 weeks or so, off and on. The kit itself is an Italeri boxing of the Kinet[...]

General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper – Kinetic 1/48

Up next off the bench was this Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, which is used by a number of nations world-wide. I must admit, I am not particularly drawn to this vehicle or it's type, however, given its prevalence and admitted capabilities, I thought[...]

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird – Revell 1/72

Last one for today, this is Revell's 1/72 SR-71. I modelled this one wheels-up on an old stand I had in the parts bin. I typically do not build 1/72, so having this one on a stand apart from my 1/48's was more appropriate. Also, I wanted to bu[...]

Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk – Italeri 1/48

Next up is this Italeri re-pop of Testor's old F-117A. This kit's boxing provided decals for a Ghost Grey version of the Nighthawk that has been often seen about in the jet's official post-retirement age. I initially thought that it would be c[...]

Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet – Revell 1/48

With some time off work this week, I'm hoping to get caught up with a few older builds, starting with this Ok-ish Revell kit. This usually retails for just a bit over $20 USD, which is a pretty good deal in spite of the cumbersome build. This p[...]

Douglas A-20G Havoc – AMT 1/48

This build was inspired by some recent A-20G builds from our friends here at iModeler, as well as the fact that I was able to pickup this kit secondhand at my local hobby shop. The kit was the "Wings Aviation Collection" boxing, however the bo[...]

Honda Monkey 125 – Tamiya 1/12

Completed this week is a fun little build that was a nice and enjoyable "Tamiya build", and a great break from the beloved winged things. Quality of the kit's engineering, parts' detail, and.. well, everything is the usual Tamiya quality. I ha[...]

USS West Virginia BB-48 1945 – 1/700 Trumpeter

So... On a whim, figured I post one of my ships on here. This is Trumpeter's 1/700 West Virginia '45 kit, which is very similar to all the Big 5 kits that Trumpeter has put forth. It's a pretty good kit, but as with most ships, I felt the need[...]