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@tatzelwurm109 Erik Wade Whipple

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Age: 50, currently residing in Gloucester, Virginia.

Eduard 1/32nd Messerschmitt Bf109E-1

This Bf109 features decals from Kagero and lots of modifications. Slat widths and landing gear lengths corrected, lower nose reworked by cutting away the bottom of the oil cooler and replacing with Evergreen stock. Leather wheel well covers made[...]

1/32 Pacific Coast Models Hurricane Mk.I

This Hurricane was built alongside the Carbury Spitfire shown previously. It has a backdated Grey Matter cockpit and wheels, RB Productions Sutton Harness, scratchbuilt cockpit armor, windscreen mating surfaces were modified to correct the angl[...]

Revell 1/32nd (60′s issue) Spitfire Mk. I

This Spitfire was built last December. I used exhausts, radiator and oil cooler, and propeller from MDC, the Grey Matter belly correction, a back-dated Aires Mk.V cockpit set, RB Productions harness, and Barracudacast wheels, door, and canopy l[...]

Hobby Boss 1/48th F4F-3 Wildcat ‘Wake Island Defender’

This model went together with no trouble at all. The fit was very good and I experienced no problems with alignment. Paints were Floquil Navy Blue Grey, and US Navy Grey mixed with Concrete from their Railroad Colors line. I used the Eduard whe[...]

Nichimo 1/48th Ki-45 ‘Toryu’ OOB Dual Build

This pair of Nichimo Ki-45s was built with no extras other than seatbelts. These had been in my stash for years and I'd also obtained the Hasegawa kit, so I decided to build these first since I was in the mood for a quick no fuss project. I con[...]

Tamiya 1/48th F4F-4 with KMC F4F-3 Conversion Set

This Wildcat is finished in the VF-42 markings of the machine flown by Scott McCuskey at the Battle of Coral Sea, while shipped aboard the USS Yorktown. The KMC -3 wings fit very nicely, but cutting and filing the mating surface requires a bit [...]

Roden 1/48th Fokker D-VII “Udet”

This one has Copper State Models Spandaus and Aeromaster lozenge decals. The black and white striping was painted first, then the decals trimmed to fit. Tail chevron from Superscale white decal stock. A fairly straightforward build, but the lo[...]

Eduard 1/48th Nieuport 11 ‘Bebe’ Profipack

Hello iModelers! I thought I would initiate my participation with some images of my most recent Nieuport build. Great little kit with no serious fit issues, but- as with all Eduard Nieuports I've built- the cockpit benefits from a little extra[...]