Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.
This is a Pegasus limited run kit from the late '80s. It's still one of my favorite models. I scratchbuilt my first cockpit using the Windsock Datafile as a reference on this one I used kit markings, Superscale lozenge, brass wire rigging, an[...]
This is the Meikraft kit that appeared around 1989. I eagerly awaited this one to be released! It is a first generation limited run injection molded kit that still holds up well in my opinion. I used modified Berthold markings from a Revell F[...]
Wanted to make a biplane in Soviet painting, serial and bright. The choice is clear, that is the famous "Kukuruznik" An-2. All the more so with the same, only in green color DOSAAF, I had the good fortune to make some jumps. I think the technol[...]
Having cut my plactic modelling teeth on Airfix, I am delighted to see them coming back strongly with a whole range of superb models. As something different from a diet of F-15s, 16s, 18s, F-4s, Mustangs & Messerschmitts (which I love - trul[...]
I built this P-40E to serve as a general specimen to represent how so many of them began their service life, regardless of which allied nation might receive them. I've always found the P-40E in the color photograph (above) published in one of E[...]
Hi, This is my Heinkel He51W, very hard to assemble kit. No major changes, is practically fact box. Hope you like it.
Legendary ANT-25 Tupolev, Sukhoi. Transpolar flight June 18-20, 1937. The plane, operated V.I. Chkalov, G.F. Baidukov and A.V. Belyakov, starting in Moscow for the first time in aviation history flew over the North Pole and landed in Portland[...]
This is the Hasegawa Ki.61 kit with the Alley Cat drop-fit fuselage conversion for the Ki.100-1b. One of the easiest conversions out there, a good one for a modeler who hasn't done a lot of conversions to start with.
An old project from the past. This is 1/48 Dragon Junkers Ju-88 A4 with the markings of Stab II /KG 77 in Sicily-Gerbini airfield during 1942. Though it has usual 70/71 camouflage ,it is filled also with RLM 76 and 79 stains on the upper and s[...]
Another "book project creates a model project" from TCWorld. I am currently writing what is becoming a book that looks like it will be "definitive" - "Fabled Fifteen: Air Group 15 in the Pacific War." Just this week I got handed material no o[...]