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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.

Revell's 1/72 A-20C Havoc/Boston III.

This is an old build that I made back around 1988. I remember having a great time building this kit. I recently gave this a good clean and repaired a missing aerial and loose main wheels. Not too bad for a model made 35 years ago. Back in [...]

Revell's 1/72 Bell P-39 Airacobra

Not too long ago I really enjoyed the build of Revell's old 1/72 F4F-4 Wildcat. The Wildcat did need a little work to bring it up a bit but I just loved the whole build. So after building a few Matchbox kits in a row, I decided to give [...]

Matchbox 1/72 Westland Lysander Mk.II, No. PK-7 (1972)

My final Matchbox build from a group build to celebrate Matchbox's 50th anniversary. Added some extra details in the cockpit, did some cutting to add the landing gear lights and rear clear panels. All and all a very nice kit. Most of the [...]

My 2022 Builds.

Happy New Year to all and here are my builds for 2022. I think I had a pretty good year, almost all were old kits. Some were repeat builds from the late 60's to the 80's and some were first time builds. I had a blast with most of my [...]

Matchbox 1/72 Douglas A-20G Havoc (Green Hornet)

Another build from the Matchbox Group Build to celebrate Matchbox's 50th Anniversary to when they first released plastic model kits. This may not be the best A-20 out there but I feel for its time, Matchbox did a nice job on providing the [...]

Matchbox 1/72 Spitfire Mk.IX (Royal Egyptian Air Force)

This Spitfire was built for a Matchbox Group Build that is still currently going on to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Matchbox to when they first started releasing their injected mold kits in 1972. In regards to this group build, I [...]

Polar Lights Seaview Submarine (1/350 scale)

The theme for this month's club meeting was Sci-Fi and I decided to do something that I once made when I was 9, the Seaview from the movie and series "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea." I have two Seaviews in my stash, one from [...]

Two Old 1/72 Model Kits of the Grumman Wildcats (Revell and Frog)

A couple of months ago I started work on these two kits, Revell's and Frog's F4F-4 Wildcats. I wanted to build them together like the way I did with my Bearcats back in March and enjoy the whole process. My original game plan was to build [...]

Airfix 1/72 Hawker Hurricane Mk.I. in Finnish Air Force markings.

This is an old kit released by Airfix in 1972, it can be made as a Mk.I or a Mk.II. For this build I chose to build it as a Mk.I. I added some details for the cockpit, scratch built the wheel well, replaced the propeller with a resin De [...]

Revell's 1/72 Hawker Sea Hurricane Mk.IIc, kit No. 03985

My second Hurricane build in the past 6 weeks. I’ve been involved on a few different group builds in Facebook since April. One was “The Shelf of Doom” in which I finally completed my recent Sea Fury and Vacuform MBR-2. The other two [...]