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I am a native Oregonian. Married with two children. My son is a 1st Lt. in the USMC.My daughter is still in college, getting her MA . Started modeling when I was 11, but have taken several breaks as life got in the way. Love to model 1/48 Spitfires and other a/c flown by the British in WWII. Also enjoy building and flying RC kits

Canadian Tomahawk, 1/48 Airfix

Have been modeling for 30 years and this is the first P-40 I have built. Not sure why, as I have always been a big fan since I saw “The Flying Tigers” as a kid. Really enjoyed building this kit, and it is one of Airfix’s better [...]

1/48 Late Mk I Hurricane Airfix

After buying a reference book about the Hurricane that had artwork for this a/c I had to try to build it. After a lot of research I found the book artwork to be very inaccurate! I finally located two grainy photos of the a/c online. With [...]

Airfix 1/48 Spitfire Mk XII

Finished this up today so that my hobby tables would be available for Easter dinner (paint stains and all!) Have built 5 of the new tool Airfix kits in the past year. Had more issues with this one than the others. That being said I think [...]

1/48 Eduard Hellcat Mk I

I built this kit earlier this year. Eduard's kit is the best Hellcat out there. My kit was actually the F6F-3 Weekend Edition, but I traded for the decals and added an Ultracast seat. Mixed the paint using Tamiya colors. The aircraft [...]

1/48 Airfix Seafire F.XVII

Have been working on this kit off and on for the past year. Airfix has really upped its game recently. Only thing I think they could improve on this kit would be the main landing gear. The wing attachment points strike me as a little weak. [...]

1/48 Tamiya Spitfire Mk I

First off, please forgive the poor photography. I am doing this with my iPad in poor lighting in my garage. Hope to get better. This is the third Tamiya Spit I have built. I really like this kit, warts and all. Paints are Tamiya and Mr. [...]