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The details of my life are quite inconsequential...

X-1 Machbuster – Revell 1/32

Impressions The Revell kit is listed as a Skill Level 2 with an overall length of 12-3/4", a wingspan: 10-5/8", with a total of 50 parts. The kit is molded in light gray, a big improvement over the original orange mold from years [...]

Monogram B-25 Mitchell – Air Apache – 1/48 scale

This model is not mine. I acquired this model after my good friend, Darrell Cochran, passed away suddenly in 2010. After his passing, his wife asked those of us in the model club if we would assist her in inventorying Darrell's [...]

XF-88 Voodoo1/48 Lindberg

History The XF-88 was designed to fill a USAF requirement for a "Penetration Fighter", a new class of aircraft for long-range escort of USAF bombers. Two XF-88s were ordered (S/N 46-525, 526) in 1946 and the first flight was on [...]

Bell Aircraft X-5 – Revell 1/40th

The first aircraft to change the geometry of the wing in flight. This design was taken from the Messerschmidt P.1101 aircraft. The Revell kit goes back to the 1950s. This kit follows the norm of the time period, like moving wings and [...]

Advanced Technology Bomber (ATB) – Revell 1/72

Like Monogram, Revell responded to the breakthrough success of Testors' F-19 Stealth Fighter with a "Could Be..." Stealth model of its own. Only in this case, the plane was the long-rumored B-2 Stealth Bomber. Working from [...]

“Good Shot Jansen” MPC AT-AT Diorama

This kit was given to me about 10 years ago from a former club member. I started on it then and it eventually got shelved and shoved back in to the box. Recently, I decided to start building some of my Star Wars kits and this one need to [...]

T-70 X-Wing Fighter – Ralph McQuarrie Throwback Scheme

Last Christmas I received both the X-Wing and the First Order Tie Fighter kits. I'm kind of on a Star Wars building kick at the moment and decided to pull this one out of the stash and get started on it. It is Interesting to note that [...]

1/48 Strombecker X-1B Restoration

It's not quite finished, but thought I would post anyway. I got this model off ebay. It was an estate sale purchase. I paid way too much for it, but I like the old dogs and it is an original Strombecker kit. It arrived in pretty bad shape. [...]

C-130H “Damien” – 40th Airlift Squadron “Screaming Eagles” – 1/72 Italeri E to H conversion

Here is a in-flight depiction of one the C-130H models (74-1666 -"Damien") that I worked on while I was assigned to the 40th Airlift Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas. All wing, squadron, nose art and tail numbers were all custom [...]

1/48 General Dynamics F-111A Prototype RTD&E #1

This is the old Monogram, ex-Aurora, F-111A Swing Wing Fighter kit. I back dated the kit to represent the first RTD&E aircraft. Backdating the aircraft wasn't that hard. The major modification is the fuel dump area in between the two [...]