Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.
I had built the 1/48 Isuzu petrol truck with the Ki-45 Kawasaki "Nick" it came with, and thought it would work well with the Shoki too. So I set up this quick scene using a generic base, a couple of drums and a bicycle from an Eduard japanese gr[...]
This Dora is finished as an aircraft belonging to JG26 during 1944-45. The model is the Tamiya offering built straight from the box with a set of Eduard seatbelts added. All markings were painted on with Eduard masks, using an Aeromaster decal [...]
One of the most poignant tales of the Korean War is that of Lt.(j.g.) Thomas J. Hudner, Jr., and Ensign Jesse L. Brown, Jr., fellow Corsair pilots in VF-32. Their story is inextricably woven into one of the greatest tales of Americans in war, th[...]
As mentioned in my profile......................not very good, but still at it. This is the only P-47 I have so far. I like the Tamiya kits but can't afford them. This was $5.00 at a show. Built S.O.B. Still had fun just he same. I build for[...]
This is the Tamiya F4U-1 Birdcage Corsair, built with the optional conversion parts to do an F4U-2 Night Fighter. It's the third 48th scale WWII Pacific Fighter i've finished, dating back around mid 2007. It's also the first model i painted wit[...]
This is my 1/48 Tamiya P-47 D 22 Thunderbolt (Miss Behave) finished on the markings of 82 nd FS, 78 th FG, 8th AF based at Duxford - England in November 1944 I built it several years ago OOB except for the Eduard seat belts. I've used a mix of [...]
This is 1/48 Tamiya P-47D28 Thunderbolt with the markings of 353 rd FG, 8th AF based at Raydon-England, during the late summer of 1944. ( Rat a Dat was flown by Lt. Ken Gallup ) Cockpit modified by Eduard PE intstrument panel, seat belts and Ta[...]
VPB 150 built from the newish 1/48 Revell kit. I really enjoyed the build EXCEPT for the bomb bay doors! Other than that though great fit, a few mistakes on my part here and there. I bought aftermarket props and engines (can't remember what [...]
This was done in around 1996, and depicts an early F4U-1 as it would have been seen in service on New Georgia or Bougainville. Corsairs were so scarce that Marine squadrons in the Solomons in 1943 didn't have their own airplanes - when a unit w[...]
This is how this aircraft appeared in the 1964 season. Flown in a stock cofiguration. Tamiya 1/48. The "Seattle Miss" name & the Space Needle logo are homemade decals, the registration number is a dry transfer & everything else is paintwork.