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@tail-dragon Colin Latta

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Retired aircraft mechanic (Airlines) and former bush-pilot (Northern Canada).
Have been an IPMS member for 40+ years, and building models (and the stash!) forever

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Peerless/Max 15CWT CMP truck with 6 Pounder anti-tank gun

This is the ancient Peerless/Max 1/35 15Cwt CMP that was originally released with the 6 Pounder anti-tank gun. The kit dates back to 1974 Painted and marked as the 5th Canadian Armoured Division, 12th Infantry Battalion, 2nd Artillery co. - It[...]

Adolph Galland’s final ride – Monograms 1/48 ME-262

I thought I'd share another completion from last year. Monograms 1/48 262 done up as Galland's aircraft from JV 44 - Rescribed as required (real aircraft had panel lines, joints, rivets filled and sanded smooth) - Open engine panels and gun bay [...]

Classic Airframes 1/48 Do17Z-2

With ICM's Dornier 17z having been out for a while, I thought I'd revisit Classic Airframes 1/48 Do17Z-2. It’s completed as a machine belonging to 9/KG 76, Corneilles-en-Vexin, France, July 1940 using Techmod sheet 48009 (great decals!). It requ[...]

Flying Dragon – P-38 Lightning of the 459th FS, Burma

This is the old 1/48 Monogram P-38 Lightning updated somewhat. I started the kit because I had the original Aeromaster decal sheet with the dragon's mouths done in the wrong colors (later printings had a correction sheet) The result was the Drag[...]

1/48 HE-111H-2 Monogram’s classic revisited

With the arrival of ICM's much anticipated kit, I thought it only fair to revisit Monograms version from the '90s. With a scratchbuilt interior (most of which can't be seen) some detailing on the gear, engines and an open canopy, the old Monogr[...]

Flying artillery! The Mosquito XVIII TseTse in 1/48

Airfix's 1/48 kit of the Mosquito FB VI converted to a Mk XVIII 'Molins' 57mm sub hunter. The main gun was a standard British Army 6 pounder anti-tank gun, fitted with an auto loader and could fire 25 rounds in 20 seconds! The .303 machine gu[...]

1/48 Canadian CF-5D – an old school kitbash

Here's an oldie from over 20 years ago. It's a 1/48 Testors F-5A wings and fuselage, a Monogram cockpit section (heavily modified) and canopy, with the nose and tip tanks vacuformed over balsa wood masters. Everything was rescribed, and detail[...]

1/48 FW-190D-11, JV 44, “A Wulf in Parrots clothing”

This is the Hobbyboss FW-190D-11 in 1/48. Its a nice kit, with good engineering and crisp, delicate recessed detail. It requires a little modification to be an accurate D-11 (mis-located wing guns, no upper or lower wing bulges, upper gun cowl [...]

Hobbyboss 1/48 FW-190D-9, Halle, Germany, 1945

Here's my Hobbyboss FW-190D-9, of II/JG6 in May 1945. Its a very nice kit, but could use a few tweeks to make it really stand out. I really like the patched together scheme's of wars end. True Details seat and Ultracast exhaust, Mike Grant inst[...]

M5A1 late Stuart – updating Tamiya’s classic

This is Tamiya's ancient (1974?) 1/35 M5A1 Stuart updated to a late variant by removing the Cullen device, side skirts, adding a scratch built stowage bin on the rear, tow cables from fine solder, replacing all the molded in tie down loops with [...]
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