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@seawinder Pip Moss

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I'm presently 74, a retired middle school teacher, musician (cello, conductor), sailor (Pearson 28 in Buzzards Bay, MA), model builder (mostly 1:48 aircraft). I've been married to the same woman for 51 years; we have two grown children and one cat whom we adore.

Revell 1:48 F-84E

I finally got around to this kit, which has been on my to-do list for quite a long time. It's pretty much OOB, but I did use a resin seat from Quickboost. It's probably not quite as pleasant a build as the Tamiya F-84G, and there are some [...]

Eduard 1:48 F6F-3 Hellcat

It had been way too long since I'd built a USN plane in the four-color scheme, so I went with the Eduard kit that's been sitting in my stash for quite a few years. I've done two 1:48 Hellcats in the past: a Hasegawa F6F-3 many years ago [...]

Revell/Italeri 1:72 HO4S-1 Chickasaw

This is the second of the 1:72 helicopters I built for my club's 2021 theme build of Rescue and Recovery. It's mostly the Revell H-19A kit, but I also purchased a copy of the Italeri H-19B kit and used some of its parts interchangeably. I [...]

Tamiya 1:48 P-51D-10-NA

I've been hoarding this kit since the time it was probably the best 1:48 Mustang. Now we have modern new kits like Airfix and Eduard, so I figured I'd better build it before it becomes irrelevant. I had also picked up a couple of [...]

AMP 1:72 scale Sikorsky H-5/HO3S-1

I generally build in 1:48 except for helicopters, for which I stay in 1:72. This is one of two that I've been working on for my model club's annual group build theme, "Rescue and Recovery." It's a Sikorsky H-5, the first [...]

Tamiya 1:48 F-16C Block 32 Aggressor

This is my second Tamiya F-16 and was completed in March 2021. I encountered a few small fit issues I don't remember from the first one, but I still really love this kit: clever engineering, not overly difficult, but still an interesting [...]

Airfix 1:48 P-40B

This completion dates from November 2020. I really enjoyed the build. The kit has very few vices beyond some fit funkiness in the lower nose section. It's completely OOB except for Eduard PE lap belts. I mixed Testors Zinc Chromate and [...]

Airfix 1:48 Bristol Blenheim Mk. I

I finished this in August 2021. I enjoyed the build, which is OOB with the exception of some Eduard photo-etch seat belts. This recent Airfix kit is quite complex. From a fit point of view it's not as well engineered as Tamiya, but what [...]

Hobbycraft+ 1:48 F8F-1 Bearcat

When my friend Jim Sullivan sent me the photo of the NAS Glenview Bearcat, I knew that was the one I wanted to replicate. Fortunately, SuperScale has those markings on their sheet 48-1008. I possessed both the Hobbycraft and Hobby Boss [...]

Tamiya 1:48 Dornier Do 335 A-0

I really enjoyed building this excellent kit. The only aftermarket items are Eduard PE seat belts and Ultracast exhausts. I also used Eduard canopy masks and was able to re-use them on the inside for the RLM 66 after painting the outside. [...]