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One of the first passenger jets, one of the last projects in 2020: Sud Aviation Caravelle, the flying beauty of the 60s!

As the poet Heinrich Heine put it so associatively and beautifully, "There is magic in every beginning", and this can also be applied to this aircraft in a broad sense. The Sud Aviation Caravelle marks many a beginning for civil aviation and, I [...]

My 2020 Builds -All Winged Things

Despite it all it was a productive year although I've neglected sharing here for a while. And I built all things that fly even though I hadn't planned it that way. Here they are: Dream Model's 1/72 AH-1Z Hasegawa 1/48 P-40E Aleutian Tiger-l[...]

1/48 Tamiya P-38F Bat Outta Hell

INTRODUCTION The P-38 Lightning was originally planned to be a high altitude twin engined bomber interceptor. It was designed by Clarence Kelly Johnson's team with its now famous and unique twin boom configuration around the turbo-supercharged [...]

My 2020 Builds…

Finished 15 this year - pleased with that. Happy Holidays, Richard All my models:

1/144 HMCS Snowberry, the Battle of the Atlantic

Buzzer beater for 2020 - finished on New Years Eve. Great kit (Revell 051322) with very nice details out of the box. I added Shapeways figures. Album: All my models: Photo Editing: Adobe Lightroom Helicon Focus (focus stacking)

2020… A productive one for me…

First is Tamiya's "Betty", the last for the year, completed (as if ever a model is really done) on 12/30. :) The rest of the models all posted here before. Hope no one minds my throwing in a couple of woodworking projects. Tissue box 1 is Aus[...]

Another 2020 retrospective

Full writeups of these will come in due time. Why do I have a feeling I'm going to have the same amount of free time in 2021? :) :) :( :) :) >:C ^^$%$#! :| >:/ :D :) :)

My 2020 builds…

2020 was an odd one for me. After 33 years, my airline job succumbed to the virus and I decided to retire rather than wait it out or take a furlough / layoff and risk losing my benefits. I second guessed that decision for quite a while, but in[...]

My 2020 Builds

Quite a mixed bag for the year. Mainly aircraft, some What Ifs and conversions and a single wheeled vehicle. All are 1/72 except for two of the airliners and the C-17A

M551 Sheridan, from Tamiya, 1/35

M551 Sheridan from Tamiya, 1/35. Is building directly from the box, with some scratch. The painting is from Vallejo's acrylics. For wethering I used washes of AK and pigments from Casttle Art and AK.