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@v1pro Bob Torres

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I started building models back in the 1960’s. In the 70’s and 80’s is when I built most of my kits. 1/72 scale, WWII is what I built the most but I do like 1/48 single engine fighters too. I have also built jets from the 50’s, a few Sci Fi models and Gemini/Apollo program model kits from Revell and Monogram. My favorite builds were usually old Revell, Matchbox, Frog and Airfix kits that needed work but still showed potential if built out of the box. In April 2020 I made my comeback into this great hobby after 30 years of not building a kit. I am pretty happy to be back.

Mistercraft 1/72 PZL P.7a

The PZL P.7 was a single-engine fighter aircraft designed in Poland. First flight took place in September 1929, 149 machines were built in 1932/33. In September 1939 about 40 took part in the fighting but most of the P.7a were destroyed. Some fl[...]

Matchbox 1/72 Avro Lancaster

This is my Matchbox Lancaster that was built in 1985, originally I started on the Airfix kit that was released in the late 70's but I had some pretty bad warpage on both wings. Usually I can fix warpage issues but both wings were twisted in the [...]

Heller’s 1/72 PZL P.11c

This is a nice model kit, Heller released this at 1977. It is a small model with fine raised lines and pretty nice fine details all over. I built up the cockpit area a little by adding a cage and small items on the side walls. The wing struts an[...]

Novo/FROG 1/72 Westland Wessex Mk. 1

This is a recent build I made for our club's Helicopter group build. It is a 1978 boxing of a Novo/FROG 1/72 Westland Wessex Mk. 1, 845 Squadron (Commando), Fleet Air Arm, H.M.S. Albion. FROG originally released this kit in 1960. This was a buil[...]

Otaki 1/48 Spitfire Mk. IX (converted from a Mk. VIII)

Another of my old builds from 1989. Made to represent an ace who once lived about 15 miles from where I live. Frank Hill became a flight commander [308FS] and in May-42 went to England where the 31st Fighter Group was flying Spitfires. Hill part[...]

AMT-FROG “Famous Fighters Series I” – Box Theme Build

This is a build I completed a few months ago of AMT-FROG Famous Fighters Series I, No. 3955-130, 1:72 (1967 boxing). I started work on the first plane this past September while involved with two different FB group builds on a totally different[...]

ESCI 1/48 F-86F Sabre

A build I made many years ago of the F-86F Sabre. The wings in this kit represents the E or early F of the sabre jets. This was a quick build, my log shows only 4 days (that is very quick for me). Built straight out of the box. Any details in th[...]

Heinkel He 162 A-1 1/72 Revell (Ex-Lindberg) No. 4143 (1984 boxing)

I recently finished building a 1/72 Revell/Lindberg He-162. This should have been an easy build but I lost interest on it pretty early after I started the build. About 4 different builds got done before I got serious on this one again. The go[...]

Otaki 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt

This is my Otaki 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt that I built in 1986. This is a bit of a kit bash using Monogram's P-47D cowling and engine and Hawk's P-47D Curtiss Electric Propeller. Some details were added into the cockpit area, fuel pressure lines a[...]

Airfix 1/72 B-26 Marauder

Airfix 1/72 B-26B Marauder. I made this kit last year for a FB group build, the theme was "Airfix B-26." Mostly made out of the box build except for the following: added some extra details in the cockpit and bombardier area and the use of Mono[...]