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Baby boomer trying his hand at building models again for the first time. Things have certainly changed since I was 16. Tube cement, small testors bottles of paint and some decals, what more was needed? Started building again in 2009 and have begun learning some new skills and techniques ever since. Have lots of appreciation for those that do excellent work with this hobby, some of the results are truely museum quality. Hope to pass on a love for this hobby to my grandson.

Airfix 1/48 P-51D Mustang

Another one of my offerings in the Jerry Grandall Tribute Group here on iModeler as organized by Tom Cleaver. I never realized the amount and variety of decals that are offered by EagleCals. That is until I did a little research and then [...]

Academy 1/48 P-47D Bubbletop

This is my contribution to the Jerry Grandall Tribute Group Build organized by Tom Cleaver on iModeler. Thanks Tom for the invitation and for starting this Group Build as a way to honor some of Jerry's great decals. I used EagleCals sheet [...]

Hobby Boss 1/48 FM-1 Wildcat

Finally cleared a finished model off my bench. Used the Hobby Boss kit to finish as a Marlet Mk-1 assigned to 804 Squadron, RNAS, Hatston, Orkney Islands, Scotland, 1940. Early Marlets had non-folding wings and were predominately use by [...]

Academy 1/48 P-47D Bubbletop

After completing Lt Richard W. Lander's P-40F, who was assigned to the 315th FS, 324th FG, I was asked if I could also build a P-47 he flew. His Group went from N Africa to Italy then on to Southern France where their P-40F's were replaced [...]

P-51C "Lucky Thirteen"

Something different from the Bebout Curtiss P-40 Factory, Jackie Cochran's Lucky Thirteen P-51C. If you're not familiar with Jackie Cochran one can summarize her as an aviator, test pilot, spokesperson as well as a successful [...]

1:25 1975 Ford Gran Torino

We interrupt the Bebout Curtiss P-40 production line to present my second model car since coming back to the hobby ten years ago. This Torino was a challenge presented to me my a fellow modeling friend. He builds lots of automotive kits as [...]

Hasegawa 1/48 P-40N

Second one off the bench for 2022, and my 24th P-40 build. I may have a P-40 addiction from which there is no known cure. Just like this old war horse which saw action in just about every theater with most Allied air forces. [...]

1/48 Airfix Hawker Hurricane Mk.Ib [Trop]

My first completion for 2022, actually started in late 2021 but couldn't finalize the build until now. The kit I used is Airfix's boxing of the Sea Hurricane but all the parts are there to do a Trop version. You do a little surgery add the [...]

Eduard 1/48 P-39N Airacobra

Should credit Tom Cleaver's GB titled Build 'Em or Bin 'Em for helping me get the old Mojo juices flowing again. I've had little or no time at the bench for several months but hopefully that will now change. Started this kit long ago as [...]

Stonehenge Aviation Museum

While on vacation in NW Montana, we took the opportunity to visit a private aviation museum owned by Jim Smith. The museum is noted for several things the most prominent among these is that Jim owns the only flyable Seafire Mk 47 in the [...]