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.
Depicts aircraft flown by Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 Known as the P-38 killer, Bartels was credited with shooting down 99 allied aircraft. Including fourteen P-38, Eleven P-51's, nine P-47's and nine Spitfires. On December 23, 1944 his squadron [...]
For years I've seen the pictures of the burning Hellcat on the deck, with the pilot ducked down trying to escape the flames. The picture of this incident prominently displayed in almost every World War 2 book covering the war in the Pacific. The[...]
This is simply a great kit, an absolute joy to build. Passionate Patsy was flown by Lt. Ralph Barnes with the 310th FS, 58th FG, New Guinea in 1944. The decals are from Thundercals. The decals are printed beautifully and work very well. The [...]
Represent B-25J, 5th AF 498th BS I always wanted to build one of Col. Kenney Air Apaches. The Hasegawa kit was perfect. It was fun to build, with the only big challenge was to get enough weight in the nose. For the weight I took the gag[...]
I didn't want to miss "Zeke week". I decided to go all out on this one, with Eduard set belts, brake lines, built a copper wire antenna tension spring, wire the engine, cockpit. drill out the exhaust ends and gun barrels. However it didn't take [...]
This is my first posting on imodeler. I had a friend post some of my work a while back. I've finally got enough computer savvy in me to try it myself. So here goes: Whenever I get stressed out over a tough project I seek out a kit that is pure [...]
This article was originally written and posted by my good friend David Hansen who was on imodeler at the time and I was not. Therefore this article puts me into a third person position. Being transferred to my blog March 2015, I decided to leave[...]