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1/48 Spitfire Mk Vb Trop

This is the Tamiya kit with a few PE and resin bits added. Rivets were added using Rosie The Riveter tools. All markings were painted on using Montex paint masks and the stencilling comes from Hobby Decal dry transfers, eliminating the need for [...]

Roden 1/32 Fokker Dr.I – Manfred von Richtofen

Probably one of the most recognizeable airplanes in history. Done back in 2004 when the kit first came out, using the Cutting Edge decal sheet. Lots of good history in the sheet, I think this is from the research the most accurate look to MvR'[...]

Roden 1/32 Nieuport 28

Done a few years ago when it first came out. Markings are for Eddie Rickenbacker's airplane. A nice, simple kit without a lot of rigging, good for someone just starting in the WW1 genre. To me the Nieuport 28 is one of the most beautiful WW1 [...]

MPC Zinger Corvette

Every now and then I like to unwind with bit of fun, and these little kits really fit the bill. I strip the chrome so I can clean up the seam lines, then replace it with Alclad. The body is Spaz Stix Flourescent Blue from a spary bomb. The en[...]

BV 194 by Revell

I built this a few years ago, it's still one of my favourites.

Nieuport 17

Eduard Nieuport 17 1/48 scale

Rnzaf f4u-1d

Outstanding 1/48 Tamiya kit finished with equally outstanding decals from Aeromaster's RNZAF special package. You really can't go wrong with a Tamiya Corsair.

1/48 Monogram P-47D

Picked up this kid at a local club in a beat up box with no decals for $2. We can make this work, just add some True Detail wheels, some decals and the pilot because the cockpit lacks detail, and presto-change-o we have a P-47D. Used Tamyia ratt[...]

WNW Fokker D.VII – a tease

Here are three pictures of my recently-completed WNW 1/32 Fokker D.VII (Fokker-built) in Willi Gabriel's markings. There will be a full review over at Modeling Madness on Wednesday. Kit. Of. The. Year.

Wingnut Wings Junkers J.1

Keeping with the WWI theme, this is my first Wingnut Wings model. Another outstanding kit from the New Zealand modelers. I used Tamiya acrylics, as usual, for all of the colors. I paid particular attention to getting a 'used' look to the camo co[...]