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I model aircraft, real space, science fiction, and sports cars, and open wheel race cars. The first model I built was the Monogram box scale F-101B when my family lived in St. Louis MO near there airport where the real thing was being built.

Friendship 7 MA-6. Atomic City Mercury Spacecraft in 1/12 Scale

This is a build of the Atomic City Mercury Spacecraft in 1/12 scale. The escape tower is also included but I wanted to do an in-orbit configuration. The model represents MA-6, Friendship 7 and the first orbital Mercury flight. John Glenn pas[...]

Eduard 1/48 Israeli Air Force Spitfire IX

The aircraft is ex-Czechoslovakian AF and has RAF camouflage scheme. The Phoenix carrying the Spitfire was painted while in Czechoslovakia to provide good fortune for the young pilots ferrying the plane to Israel. The aircraft was delivered to[...]

Just arrived, new Airfix Spitfire Mk Vb

For winning the random draw for the last month I received the Airfix Spitfire Mk Vb. Here is the box up on my Spitfire shelf in the study. The molding is excellent and the instructions appear to be CAD generated. Now I need to move the kit to[...]

Tamiya 5th Air Force F-16

The aircraft is my interpretation of F-16CJ Block 50 CCIP 92-3895 that serves as the commander’s jet for the 5th Air Force based at Misawa AB, Japan. It is the Tamiya kit with Afterburner decal set 48-015 with the Eduard F-16 pre-painted etched [...]

Desert Storm F-15C in 1/72 Scale

This is a model of F-15C 85-0104 58TH TFS.33RD TFW based at Tabuck AB, Saudi Arabia in January 1991. While flying this aircraft Capt. Tony Schiavi shot down a Mig 23 on January 26, 1991. The aircraft now flies out of Elmendorf AK with the 3rd[...]

P-47D Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Here is my attempt to model the P-47D of Thomas E. Bowers (65th FS, 57th FG) based at Grossetto Italy in March of 1945. This is the 1/48th scale Tamiya P-47D kit with Ultracast seat with belts, Ultracast tires, and Superscale decals. The gunsi[...]

Apollo 17 Orange Soil December 12, 1972

This is the New Ware resin figure set depicting the discovery of the orange soil during the second Lunar traverse. Eugene Cernan is in the suit with the red stripes. Harrison Schmitt is in the plain suit and is holding the sampling tool. Apol[...]

Accurate Miniatures Corvette Grand Sport (Revell Boxing)

This is a model of one of the Corvette Grand Sports raced at the 1964 Sebring 12 hours. The parts are classic Accurate Miniatures with typical Revell decals. Although the kit has a reputation of being over-engineered I found no particular issu[...]