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@tatzelwurm109 Erik Wade Whipple

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Age: 50, currently residing in Gloucester, Virginia.

Tamiya 1/48th F4U-1D of VMF-312

Here's the second of my recent Corsair projects. Built to represent a USMC Corsair from VMF-312 while based on Okinawa in the spring of 1945. "530" was flown by several pilots, including 1stLt Merritt O. Chance. The rising sun markings may be[...]

Tamiya 1/48th F4U-1D NZ5255

Here's my interpretation of NZ5255. Photos indicate that this aircraft wore a faded factory 4-color scheme with plenty of fuel and oil staining. Operated by No.21 Squadron (RNZAF) on Bougainville in the summer of '44, this aircraft was downed d[...]

Eduard 1/48th P-39

Figured I'd join in on today's "Airacobra-Pa-Looza". I built this one back in 2005, using Cutting Edge decals to depict a 35th Fighter Group machine flown by Lt. Roy Owen while based at Nadzab, New Guinea during the Fall of 1943. According to s[...]

What-If Tamiya 1/48th Beaufighter Mk VI with CMK Mk.IIf Conversion Set

This replica was built in accordance with Ministry of Silly Models Permit No. 001-13. Here's the short version of the back story on this Beaufighter that I call "The Manta": In late 1942, when the Polish nightfighter squadrons based in the Unit[...]

Wingnut Wings Albatros D.V

This is my first WNW and large scale WW1 build and am very pleased with how easily it all went together. Although the detail that comes in the box is outstanding, I used the following aftermarket products: Pheon Albatros lozenge decals, Gaspatc[...]

Hasegawa 1/32nd Fw190D-9

This kit was built almost out of the box and went together without much assistance from me, the only additions being some light riveting, p/e belts, and brake lines from wire. Paints are Floquil RLM 04 Yellow, 76 Lichtblau, 81 Dunkelgrun and 82[...]

Roden 1/48th Gladiator Mk.II in Finnish Service

The Roden Gladiator is one of their better 1/48th biplane kits, owing mainly to the parts being a bit more robust than most of their WW1 kits. This model represents GL-255, a machine belonging to LeLv 26 flown by 44-victory Ace Sgt. Oiva Tuomin[...]

Hasegawa/Aires 1/32nd Messerschmitt Bf109F-2

The Aires set requires a bit of careful measuring and test-fitting, corrections to the propeller blade tips, tailwheel, and supercharger intake. The oversized tailwheel was sawn from the yoke and replaced with a thinned G-6 tailwheel, the blades[...]

Hasegawa 1/32nd Messerchmitt Bf109G-6r6/Trop

This model features Cutting Edge Cockpit and Exterior Detail Sets and an Eagle Editions Spinner. Paints used were Floquil RLM74/75/76 and Reefer White, decals are a mixture of Aeromaster and Eagle Editions. In the markings of 7./JG-27 during t[...]

Hasegawa 1/32nd Messerschmitt Bf109G-6 “Tall Tail”

A beneficiary of the tail swap I mentioned in a previous article, this one also features an MDC cockpit and wheels, Cutting Edge exhausts, and an Eagle Editions spinner. Paints are Floquil RLM74/75/76, 04 Gelbe, and RLM66 on the canopy frame. D[...]