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Building the 1/8th Scale Tamiya Suzuki RGV-L

There is something to be said about building out of one's comfort zone. I know absolutely nothing about racing motorcycles (and still don't), but I have seen some built here on imodeler and thought they looked incredible. So when I ran across on[...]

Monogram 1/48 F-8E Crusader…

The Vought F-8 Crusader has always been a favorite of mine. It has to me some of the same classic look as the Hawker Hunter does. And it was one of the greatest Navy fighters ever, a fitting jet descendant of the famous Vought F4U Corsair. Vough[...]

Orange you glad you aren’t trying to match this scheme?

So I am well on the way to what I am currently calling the "clownfish" scheme for my HU-16C. White, yellow and fluorescent orange are done. I may "red" up the orange a bit, but looking at the two color pictures of the scheme on two different [...]

Marine Landing

After completing my Iwo Jima diorama for the customer, I had three DML Marines sets left over with various original parts, i.e. Guadalcanal with all the figures intact and a mix of all the remaining two sets with lots of left over arms, etc. I t[...]

F4U-1, Salmon vs. Zinc Chromate Primer

Dear all, my next project: a Birdcage. I intend to build a badly worn and weathered exemplar and I already investigated historical pictures of it - of course in black and white. Regarding paint work, some sources talk about salmon colored oth[...]

1/48 Hobbycraft Messerschmitt Me 109G-14 Jg77

Sorry, the pic won’t sit right. Thanks for looking.:)

A.K.A. “Val”

Here is my just completed Aichi D3A1 Type 99 dive bomber, AKA “Val”. It is a Hasegawa 1/48 scale kit, no ‘aftermarket’ stuff unless you count the seat belts which are aftermarket masking tape, or some of the markings, which I painted instead of [...]

Monogram B-58 Hustler.. (a repost)

The venerable old Monogram kit is still an accurate (accurate enough for ME, that is) and H-U-G-E model when completed. Gotta have a lotta space if you're gonna build this one. Naturally, no airbrushes were damaged during the assembly of this s[...]

Off-Topic – RIP my favorite actor

James Garner's favorite "James Garner moment" from his favorite of the movies he made. Mine too. The words may have been written by the best screenwriter ever, Paddy Chayefsky, but the words come from the mouth of a man who "won" two Purple He[...]

Pt1 of the Trumpeter 1/48 Westland Whirlwind build