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Back into modeling after about 45 year absence. Needed to pick up some new old hobbies. Had an old model (Revell P40) laying around that I had got for my boys 12 or so years ago that never got built, so I figured I would build it. Boys are grown and out of the house. That got me going again and have built 4 since then (last few months). Working on number 5. Starting to get the hang of the airbrush. Built a lot as a 10 to 14 yr old back in the late 70s. Revell master modelers club. Alway liked getting those in the mail about every 6 weeks. Testors bottles and brushes. Lots of info out there on the web unlike back in the day. Have watched a lot of helpful videos since starting...painting, weathering, etc. Lots to learn.

Jeep Willys MB 4x4. Tamiya 1/35

The classic Jeep Willys from Tamiya. Fun little kit. Added the Eduard photoetch set (110 pieces), so took a little longer than expected but adds some nice detail. Many of the PE pieces go unseen. Made an antenna from a piece of toothpick [...]

Modelsvit 1/48 Me bf. 109 c-3

Early version bf. 109. Could only find limited information on this version. Several source say only 58 C (Clara) variants built spring to late 1938. C1 being the primary version. Same sources state that C-3 and C-4 were experimental and [...]

Revell 1/48 Spitfire MK. II

Picked this kit up cheap for a quick build. 3 sprues plus clear parts. Raised panel lines. No engine. I think first came out about 1976. Built out of box. Went together pretty good. Some filler on fuselage/wing attachments. Decals not too [...]

P-51B Tamiya 1/48

Picked up this kit a few months ago and being a native West Virginian, wanted to do this scheme. Robert Punchy Powell was born Nov. 1920 in the southern WV coalfields in Wilcoe, WV. Former Golden Gloves champion, hence the [...]

Chance Vought Corsair F4U-1 Birdcage

My take on a relatively worn South Pacific Birdcage Corsair. Tamiya 1/48 Built Sept. 2022. 2nd build after returning to modeling. Watched a lot of you tube video builds on this model before starting. Lots of helpful info out [...]

Eduard 1/48 P-39 Airacobra "weekend edition".

Out of the box. Snafu 106 scheme. Photo of original plane included. Stynylrez primer with Olive Drab top side and neutral gray underneath. "Bell green" interior. Hairspray chipping technique. Weekend edition definitely not [...]

1/48 Douglas TBD-1 Devastator Midway from Great Wall Hobby

Mostly OOB. Got the Eduard masks for all those windows. Tamiya surface primer. Tamiya and Vallejo acrylics. AK Gauzy intermediate shine enhancer and Mr Surface Clead Matt gloss. Flory wash and Tamiya weathermasters. 20g wire for torpedo [...]

M113 Desert Version Tamiya 1/35

Hi. First post. Built this last month. I usually stick to airplanes, mostly WW II era. However, since my son is in the army and this is his primary vehicle, I thought I would build it. Enjoyed putting this together. Only used some of the [...]