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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.

Hawk 1/72 Spitfire Mk. 22 converted into a Mk. XIV

This is a kit bash of the old Hawk kit of their Spitfire Mk. 22 and using Heller's Spitfire Mk. XVI wings, interior and landing gears. The Hawk kit is an old kit from 1967 labeled as a Spitfire Mk. 22 but it is actually the prototype of the Mk. [...]

Smer 1/72 P-40k

This is SMER's P-40K, I started this build while still working on my first build last year (Revell P-40E) hoping to have a quick build but that did not happen. This kit fought me a bit but this was probably more me than the kit. The wing to body[...]

Rareplane 1/72 Republic P-43 Lancer

Rareplane's P-43 Lancer, my first vac-form build. This is an old vac-form kit released at 1972, single sheet with decent details. It was not a horrible build but did have some minor issues to deal with. My first plan was to use a resin engine an[...]

FROG 1/72 Mitchell Mk. II/ B-25D

This is my second build after my 30 years of not building a kit. It is a 1/72 FROG B-25D Mitchell. This boxing dates back from 1965-1966. Now to be honest, this is one kit I've been wanting to build since I first saw it back in the mid to late 7[...]

The old Revell 1/72 P-40E

This is my first writing on this site so I decided to show my first build in 30 years of not building a kit...build it for a FB Revell GB that ended this past April, 2020. It was fun, I tried to make this old dog do some new tricks. This is the [...]