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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 are the old Revell, Matchbox, Frog and Airfix kits that needed some work but 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.

New Jersey IPMS' Mosquitocon 32

I am posting some photos of the amazing work displayed on the tables of yesterday's Mosquitocon 32, in Wayne PAL Hall, Wayne, NJ. There were hundreds of models in the contest and a lot of vendors. A great show, thank you NJIPMS.

Matchbox 1/32 D.H. Tiger Moth

This is an old build from 1986. A few days ago I gave it a good cleaning after sitting on the shelf for many years. While cleaning the Tiger Moth a lot of memories of the build came rushing back. I remembered this being a nice build and I [...]

My 2023 Builds

It has been a while since my last post so I figured I better get my wheels rolling again. A little late on posting my builds from 2023 but here they are. A little different year for me but happy with the results. I had my usual fun [...]

Jo-Han 1/72 P-47D Thunderbolt

Jo-Han 1/72 P-47D Thunderbolt Kit no. A-102 (Released: 1973 New tool) This was my second time building this kit and I enjoyed the build when I first built it back in 1973 and enjoyed it more on this build. It is a clean kit with very [...]

Tamiya 1/48 Brewster F2A-2 Buffalo

Here is my completed entry for the Jim Sullivan Memorial Build. This is Tamiya's 1974 boxing of their first release of the Brewster Buffalo, Kit No. 61019. There are 3 versions that can be made, RAF, Dutch and USN. This is a nice kit, all [...]

Airfix 1/72 P-51B

Airfix first released this in 1978, kit No. 020066-6. Before this, we had two choices on building a P-51B, Monogram and Lindberg. So it was nice to see a new kit of this aircraft. This is another of my old builds, it was done in 1984. I [...]

Heller's 1/72 Dewoitine D.501

I decided to build something different and went with an interwar French fighter plane from the 30's. A monoplane with fixed gears and an inline engine. First released as the D.500, then D.501 and later the D.510. They were obsolete by the [...]

Matchbox 1/72 Hawker Hurricane Mk.IID

Matchbox 1/72 Hawker Hurricane Mk.IID, No. PK-49 (1989) This is Matchbox's later release of their earlier Hurricane but this time, with extra parts to build the Mk.IID version with the two 40mm cannons. I wanted to build this for a recent [...]

Bob's Vintage Built kits

When I saw "Vintage" I had to show my vintage builds too. Many of these builds have been posted on this site in the past and some have never been posted. About 26 were built in the 70's and 80's while the rest were built within [...]

Airfix 1/72 P-38F/G Lightning

I have to thank Jay @ssgt, for providing me this kit to build. This is my second build from the four that Jay has sent to me, my first was the Hasegawa 1/72 Hi-61. I have two more to go. This is the Airfix 1/72 Lockheed P-38F Lightning [...]