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Primarily an OOB builder, I do my best with what’s in the box. 1/32 & 1/48 are my preferred aircraft scales. 1940’s & 50’s fighter planes are my main model interest.

USAF C-47 Skytrain

This is a 1/72 MPC C-47... although the box describes it as a DC-3. This is originally an Airfix release kit and had a “Made in England” slip of paper in the bag with the parts . The fit of the parts was generally good, and there was [...]

Bf-109E

This is the Hasegawa 1/32 Bf-109E kit from the 1970s. I bought this on the secondary market and it had some resin aftermarket interior parts with it. I don’t normally spend the extra money for those, but since they were with the kit [...]

Tulsa Air and Space Museum

Aviation has been a large part of Tulsa, Oklahoma’s history. To preserve it , the Air & Space Museum was created to show case items that have a link to Tulsa’s aviation history. Today I visited it for the first time in a couple of [...]

Hells Bells

This is the Monogram 1/48 P-39 . First released in 1969, this example is from a 1989 dated box. The kit provides decal options for 4 different P-39s , one Russian and Three American. I chose the P-400 version, which is [...]

B-17F Miami Clipper

This B-17 completed 28 missions with no crew members killed, only two were wounded. The Miami Clipper completed its last mission in March of 1944 and then was returned to the USA. It was scrapped in January 1946. It was assigned to the [...]

Curtiss P-40E Warhawk

A few months ago, Greg Kittinger @gkittinger invited me to his home where he had a collection of kits someone in his model club had inherited. He kindly gave me the chance to pick some of them I wanted. This Revell 1/32 P-40 is one that I [...]

1/32 Revell Ju-87B Stuka

This was built as part of the Desert Air War group build . There are several great builds going on in that group . There are many interpretations of this particular aircraft. After much looking around the internet and looking at photos of [...]

1970’s survivor

This Monogram F-100D Super Saber is my oldest model airplane . I built it when it first came out in the late 1970s when I was in high school in Monument, Colorado. My Badger Wren airbrush was used to paint it with Polly S paints . I’m [...]

Messerschmitt Bf-109

After reading the terrific book ,”Star of Africa”, by Colin Heaton & Anne-Marie Lewis, I was struck with the desire to build a model of Yellow 14 , Hans Marseille’s 109F. This Monogram Promodeler/Hasegawa 1/32 Bf-109G-4 was a [...]

1/32 609 Squadron Spitfire MkIA

This is a Revell/Hasegawa Early Spitfire. The box was dated 2000. I found it on the consignment table at the local hobby shop. I was inspired to build this by an EAA video of a man named Bob DeFord who built a full sized Spitfire from [...]