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@shoobiz Terry Schuler

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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.

Tamiya 1/48 scale Spitfire MK V, racer

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 [...]

Hasegawa 1/48 Scale P-39

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[...]

Year of the Cat Group Build. 1/48 scale Tamiya F4F-4 Wildcat

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[...]

Hasegawa 1/48 scale Nakijima Ki-43 II

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 [...]

Hasegawa 1/48 scale Henschel HS 129 B-3

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[...]

Tamiya 1/48 scale Bristol Beaufighter MK VI

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[...]

Tamiya 1/48 scale DeHavilland Mosquito MK VI

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[...]

Tamiya 1/48 scale Nakajima, Gekko Night Fighter Type 11 Late version

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. [...]

Tamiya 1/72 scale P-47D

Pilot: Lt. Robert E. Wagner 9th AF 510th FS - 405th FG. St. Dizier France 1944. I actually do build other aircraft, but P-47s are just so much fun, especially when the kits are this nice ! For this build, I used Alclad Dura aluminum, high[...]

Tamiya 1/72 scale P-47D

This project begin while researching an uncle in our family who flew with the 56th FG. I had discovered a personal photograph of Lt. David Mauldin (56th FG, 61st FS) inscribed to our uncle. Lt. Mauldin's P-47 carried the name "Upstairs with Maul[...]