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@ssgt Jay Mitchell

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I’ve been building models , off & on, for over 50 years . For many years it was more off than on. Primarily I’m interested in World War 2 aircraft , early jet fighter planes up thru the Century series and World War Two warships

MiG-3

This recently completed 1/48 MiG is my first & only Trumpeter kit. I was impressed with how well the parts fit, it was an extremely easy model to build. The decals were also very nice. David Mills @davem has a photo posted of a similar MiG -[...]

Miscellaneous

Here are a few miscellaneous aircraft photos from my collection that I’ve been adding to for over 30 years.

A-7 Corsair II

These A-7s belonged to the Colorado Air Guard’s 140 TFG and Oklahoma’s 138 TFG. A-7s were the first live aircraft I worked on as an “ Airframe Repair Specialist”, as the Air Force liked to call people like me. The aircraft with “970” on its inl[...]

F-100 Super Saber pictures

A beautiful member of the Century series of fighters. Except for the Thunderbird aircraft, these are all Air Guard airplanes.

My Photo collection

I started collecting photographs of aircraft in the 1980s when I was in the military. at the time I had access to hundreds of old Negatives snd also a fully equipped darkroom. Since then I just get them when I happen to come across them. Tha[...]

Messerschmitt 110

Originally this 1/48 Fujimi Bf- 110 was to have the mouth marking on the nose, but the decal wouldn’t lay down nicely on the compound curved nose. I found some photographs in a book that showed a similarly painted aircraft with the spade marking[...]

Monogram P-47 Thunderbolts

A few years ago I came across some P-47 decal sheets that had some nose art I really liked. Inspired by my daughter , Erin’s , interest in wolves, I built the one with the coyote first. Recently I completed ““Dallas Blonde”. Both came from Barra[...]

Spitfire Mk VIII

Recently I completed an Arii Spitfire Mk VIII. The MkVIII is my favorite version of the Spitfire and as fate would have it, there was this one waiting in my stash of unbuilt kits. It was the first time I had made extensive use of paper masks for[...]

1/48 Soviet aircraft

Recently I’ve complete two world war 2 era Russian aircraft. A Zvezda PE-2 and a A.M. IL-2. The Zvezda kit is an awesome kit to build, perhaps one of the best kits on the market. The Accurate Miniatures kit wasn’t too bad either, but not as tro[...]