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Retired Army Grunt and cobra pilot, now flying an air ambulance in upstate New York. Started building kits as a kid and before joining the army built WW2 aircraft, 1/48 scale. During my career switched to 1/35 armor. Now my focus is on 1/48 jets.

My First Natural Metal Finish

This is an Academy 1/48 MiG-21 that I built to do in natural metal finish, my first. I used the technique found in AK’s book FAQ using Tamiya paints primarily along with other things such as pencil lead, both drawn on and powdered. I was [...]