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1/48 Airfix P-51D Mustang (Filletless Tail)

1/48 Airfix P-51D Mustang (Filletless Tail). This project was the subject of an IPMS/USA review article that can be found here:

Tank´s last breed…Focke-Wulf Ta152H-0, 11./JG301

Built over 6 years ago. Dragon kit, built oob, even used the microskopic PE Parts for the tiny external canopy locking lugs. Gunze Acrylics for camo, Gunze and Tamiya clear flat for finish, EZ Line for antenna wire. Decals partly used from the [...]

Airfix 1:48 Spitfire Mk. I (Kit Number A05126)

The newest Mk.I kit with the fuel tank cover and landing gear issues. Other than that, a great kit. This is WZ⦿H of 19 Squadron, Duxford, 4th May 1939. Innards were painted with Tamiya XF-71 Cockpit Green. Masking tape harnesses. The bottom was [...]

Getting Back in the Saddle Redux

Several of you yesterday mentioned the photos should be larger to get a better look at the model. I hope these turn out better. Thanks so much for the encouragement. Gary

Starfighter F-104 Evaluation Swiss Air Force

As one of the first European countries, the Swiss Air Force was able to test various aircraft in the USA, including the Chance Vought F-8U-1 CRUSADER, Grumman F-11F-1F SUPERTIGER, Douglas A-4D-2 SKYHAWK and finally the Lockheed F-104A STARFIGTHE[...]

My “what if” projects.

Some kits for me just lend themselves to a "what if" project. The two anigrand resin kits, XR-11, XR-12 for example (although I am ready to swear off resin kits, very painful to build). Sometimes an incomplete project for whatever reason has [...]

Lindberg 1/48 F-8J Crusader

Lindberg 1/48 F-8J Crusader. I purchased this kit for £3.00 a long time back. Finally decided to make it. I had to scratch build the target designator that sits in front of the canopy. Decals used are aftermarket as the ones that came with kit[...]

Piaggio P 166 Scratch Build 1/32 Scale Part 3, wings, Flaps, control surfaces and undercarriage.

Been a while since I have posted some progress on the P 166, so here are some pictures. Please excuse the condition of my work table, it looks like I clean up with a hand grenade. I usually take pictures as I am building so not to to break the [...]

Revell 1/72 DGzRS Arkona

My Revell 1/72 DGzRS Arkona SAR vessel. I have done some minor mods as per photos of the actual vessel such as leaving the flag post off the top of the rear metal structure, moving the flag ropes as well as their attachment position on the main [...]

Tamiya 1/48 Tiger I (early production)

Anybody who ever does armor, no matter what level of intensity, is sooner or later going to confront doing a Tiger (the ugliest tank ever created, IMO). This is mine from the summer of 2006: History: Despite the decision to mass produce the Pz[...]