I’m retired after a long public service career. I’ve enjoyed model building, seems my entire life. It was only after a visit to the Evergreen air museum in McMinnville years ago that I discovered the world of IPMS shows, and a bunch of model geeks that share my beloved hobby. I’ve never looked back. This is just plane fun.
For years modelers dreamed of a well engineered 1/48 Spitfire model that was accurate and well detailed. Finally, Eduard answered those calls with a very nice kit, and have continued to entertain us with various versions of this iconic warbird s[...]
I'm back !, I cannot believe its been over a year since my last posting. I always new that moving to a new home would take time to make the move and set up shop again, but as with any big event in a persons life you try to get back to things you[...]
This little Spitfire was purchased at the end of WWII by co-owners Horace Hopkins and Copper W. Danielson (C.W.) , and flew out of the Bernard airport in Beaverton Oregon. Originally used as a motion picture prop is was soon modified to compete [...]
This is the wonderful Hasegawa P-400 / P-39 kit (depending on what box art you buy, the kits are the same, other than decals). The kit was a lot of fun to build, it goes together without any problems and with a few added details, especially in t[...]
When Louis announced this group project I had already been eyeballing my trusty old Tamiya kit that had been sitting on shelf for some time. This was just the excuse I needed to get it going.
I choose to go with the classic pre-war/early war ma[...]
I found a diagram of this aircraft years ago and always thought it to be an attractive scheme. I stashed it away in my reference box. A box of ideas for someday / maybe. Not too long ago I found myself with a 1/48 scale Hasegawa kit in my hands [...]
The Henschel HS 129 B-3 nicknamed "PanzerKnacker" (Tank Cracker) (I wish I had heard this name years ago, I would have used this to nickname some friends / co-workers !).
The B-3 version was the latest/ last version packing a 75mm semi automati[...]
Aircraft: No. 604 Squadron, Scotland 1943-45
Years ago (probably decades ago) I managed to grab a copy of the two volume set of Edward Jablonski's book, Airwar. I remember this was the first time I had ever seen or heard of the Beaufighter. The[...]
Depiction: 605 squadron / 100 bomber support group.
Bradwell Bay Essex England 1943.
Pilot Leader: Heath
One of the aircraft that is probably on everybody's list of their top favorite aircraft of WWII, and what's not to like. The beautiful sou[...]
Originally designed as a long range fighter, the Nakajima Irving (as it was know as) was soon outclassed by other fighters. It was relegated to recon duties primarily, until a field design modification proved its worthiness as a night fighter.