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Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

1/144 Lockheed L-100

Here's a little L-100 (civilian C-130) I did. This was built for a friend who passed away. He always encouraged his modeler friends to build aircraft "without hardpoints." Decals were from a airliner modeler magazine. Bare metal paint was SNJ s[...]

1/48 Hasegawa F-8E Crusader #2

Here's another of my collection of F-8 Crusaders, a 1/48 Hasegawa F-8E Crusader. I finished it in the markings of a jet flown by VF-162 commanding officer CDR. Richard Bellinger from USS Oriskany, when he downed the Navy's first MiG-21 of the [...]

Revell A-6e intruder 1\48 scale

Always loved the Intruders and served aboard the Kittyhawk while this squadron was onboard who knows i could very well have directed this particular aircraft after a landing Brings back so many memories

1/48 Monogram B-25J Mitchell Emergency Strip- Expanded version with new pictures

Here is the expanded version of 1/48 Monogram B-25J Solid nose with new pictures. This was finished with the markings of “Emergency Strip” from 38th BG / 71st BS in Okinawa during August 1945. The kit is old Monogram from 1991 with raised panel[...]

Flying Heritage Collection – The “Old” Hangar

A few more shots from the Grand Opening, this time from the "old" hangar. I love that the Hurricane has been properly restored in RCAF HWE markings, but they really need to pull off the spinner. The Oscar is airworthy, but not flown because of[...]

A4 Skyhawk ESCI 1/48

Some aircraft look best in certain colour schemes don't you think? the phantom looks best in U.S. navy colours,the Spitfire looks best in classic battle of Britain colours and for me the Skyhawk was born to wear Isreali 1970's camo. This kit by [...]

Gloster Pioneer 1/48

This is my rendition of the Gloster Pioneer in 1/48 scale ,I can't remember who the kit is by but it was one I had not seen before,I like to display this next the Meteor at club days.Who would have thought this funny looking bird would lead to [...]

Tamiya Meteor prototype 1/48

This is my rendition of Tamiya's Meteor prototype,as usual with Tamiya it is a superb kit and I can vouch for the accuracy as this actual aircraft was on permanent display in the aircraft museum at RAF Cosford,although last time I was there it s[...]

Another Monogram Panther

Tom's fine looking Panther and great story inspired me to dig up a few pics of my modest effort. An older build that finally made it out to the airport. This is the 1/48 Panther, painted with MM gloss dark blue. I would've liked to take more [...]

Royce Williams’ Mig-killer Panther

By rights, Grumman F9F-5 Panther BuNo 125459 should be the most famous Panther of all, and her pilot, Lieutenant Royce Williams, the most famous Panther pilot of all. However, immediately after the event for which this acclaim should have been[...]