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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.

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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[...]

Otaki 1/48 P-40E

Here's my Otaki P-40E in 1/48 scale. I build this in 1988 and it was my second time building this kit. My first time was in 1979. For this build I took my time to correct many issues that existed, worked on the spinner's shape, carburetor inlet,[...]

Hawk 1/48 P-51D Mustang

Here's another of my old builds, a 1/48 Hawk P-51D that I made in 1989 for a club group build on Aces from New Jersey. "Dragon Wagon" (WR-Y) was flown by Capt. James E. Duffy Jr. from the 354th Fighter Squadron, 355th Fighter Group, 8th Air Forc[...]

Academy 1/72 Hawker Hurricane Mk. IIc

I built this kit last year after I finished building the MPC's Hurricane Mk. I. Once I started working on this kit, I was not able to stop. It's a nice and simple kit of the Hurricane Mk. IIc. All of the parts goes together rather well with very[...]

MPC (ex-Airfix) 1/72 Hurricane

Since my return back into this hobby last year, I basically just want to build the old kits that I had a chance to build back in the 60's to 70's. I really do not mind if it does not look perfect but I do like to see if the older kits can be imp[...]

Revell’s 1/72 B-24D Liberator

This is the very old 1/72 Revell B-24D that was first released back in 1964. This boxing was from the 1979 release (kit # 4403). I built this back in the end of 1986 and remember enjoying the build very much. I did a lot of work to bring it up s[...]

Academy 1/72 P-40M

This is my 1/72 Academy P-40M with Finnish Air Force markings that I completed a couple of months ago. This is a nice kit that can be made as either a M or N versions of the P-40. There are a few things that I felt needed some attention: the hei[...]

Fujimi Spitfire Mk. Vb 1/50 scale

I hope this is okay to post a build I made many years ago. This Spitfire was built in 1990, my last build until I recently got back into building kits again. This is Fujimi's 1/50th scale Spitfire Mk. Vb....The later boxings will say 1/48th but [...]
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