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@rickschad Rick Schad

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Hello,
I am a life long artist, designer and former Hasbro toy designer from Rhode Island. I build models professionally and I build just about anything! Modeling is my passion!

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Tamiya 1/32 Scale P-51D with aluminum skin Part 1

Hello fellow modelers! Well i'm at it again with the aluminum skin builds. As you can see I am well under way on this P-51D from Tamiya. Great kit so far, few little fit issues but nothing crazy. Scratch built the seat cushion some wiring and of[...]

1/32 Scale Italeri F-104 ASA-M Italian Air Force with real aluminum skin

Hi friends, here is the completed F-104 ASA with real aluminum skin. I am so glad to be done with F-104s for awhile!! This kit is my second 1/32 Italeri Starfighter and they are a good kit, but I added a lot of scratchbuilt details, including a [...]

UPDATE – 1/32 Scale Italeri F-104G ASA-M Italian Air Force with real aluminum skin

Well here I am again in aluminum hell! I promised I wouldn't do another metal skin airplane for awhile but I got hired to do another one and I can't say no lol. 90% of the details are completed so it is on to all the metal work. I can tell you t[...]

1/32 Scale Italeri F-104G ASA-M Italian Air Force with real aluminum skin

Well I have started my second F-104 in less than a month! I was commissioned to do this kit for an Italian test pilot that flew this F-104, so here I go again! Cockpit and engine complete, now onto the hard part....the aluminum skin :( I will po[...]

1/48 Scale Macchi C.205 Veltro “Luftwaffe”

This is a 1/48 scale Macchi by Hasegawa that I got at a yard sale for 2.00 a few years back. While I waited for the mailman to bring my next big project I decided to build this to cut the boredom. Kit was simple, fit was pretty good, detail was [...]

Tamiya 1/48 Scale WW2 Aircraft Carrier Tug

Hello all, I updated this post with pics of the painted tug operator added. Well while I wait for another F-104 kit to arrive I decided to cut the boredom by building the little tug that came with my 1/48 scale Corsair kit. Took me a whole 6 hou[...]

1/32 Scale F-104 Starfighter with real aluminum skin – Completed!

Hello all you sheltered in place modelers! Well I have finally completed the 1/32 scale F-104 with all aluminum skin! This is something I always wanted to do, and now I can finally say I have done it! (If I never see thin aluminum again in my l[...]

Real aluminum paneled Italeri 1/32nd scale F-104C – Build in progress!

Hello stranded at home modelers! This is something I've wanted to do once in my life and because of this virus I decided to dive in! This is a F-104 with all individual panels made from real aluminum, not that bare metal c**p. I have individuall[...]

Tamiya 1/48th Scale Corsair

Well while we try and stay coronavirus free I am doing a lot of model building. Here is my finished Tamiya 1/48 scale F4-U Corsair. I have to say this was the worst fitting Tamiya kit that I have built. Weak wing assemblies, weak landing gear a[...]

Tamiya 1/48th Scale F4U-D Corsair build in process

Well I guess a lot of us are building Corsairs so I guess I will share my progress on the kit I am building. This Tamiya 1/48 scale kit is pretty fun so far. I am adding in lots of details as I go. I will do the folded wing version to make it a [...]
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