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Tamiya 1/48th F4U-1D NZ5255

Here's my interpretation of NZ5255. Photos indicate that this aircraft wore a faded factory 4-color scheme with plenty of fuel and oil staining. Operated by No.21 Squadron (RNZAF) on Bougainville in the summer of '44, this aircraft was downed d[...]

1/48 Otaki P-40E War Hawk

An old, pleasant, OOB build. Nothing special or extraordinary. The paint, as usual, is de-canned Krylon mixed. An affordable way to go.

Polikarpov I-16 type 5 RATA 1/72 Amodel

My newest model. He graduated a couple of hours ago. It is Polikarpov I-16, it belonged unknown Squadron of Spaine Air Forces, San-Bone airbase, Morocco, 1939. After the Civil War all I-16s aircrafts, which earlier belonged to the Spanish Repub[...]

1/32 Trumpeter P-47N “Too Big and Too Heavy”

P-47N-1 of the 318th FG, from the Trumpeter 1/32 kit with Zotz decals. In March 1945, the 318th became the first fighter group to re-equip with the new P-47N-1 Thunderbolt. Following the invasion of Okinawa, the unit's ground component moved[...]

Remembering General Robert Scott

Several years ago I stopped at the Warner Robbins Museum in Georgia and had the opportunity to meet General Robert Scott. I had read his book God Is My Co-Pilot while in my teens and this was a very special moment for me. Of all the models I hav[...]

F4U-5N Corsair, Flown by Lt. Guy Bordelon USNR, The only Navy Ace during the Korean War.

Guy Bordelon was born on 2/1/22 in Ruston LA. He received his wings and his commission in 1943. after a period of time as an instructor he was sent to the Pacific in May of 1944 assigned to VC-87 aboard USS Corregidor. At the outbreak of the Kor[...]

1/48 Hobbycraft Corsair

Just another fun paint job, adding some old IPMS convention decals that were laying around.

Lindberg XB-70 Valkyrie

OOB "Whiffie" Air Show scheme

A Pleasant Surprise!

Received this in the mail last week, what can be better than a package with a model in it? Many thanks again to the iModeler staff for this nice gift and to all the folks that offered kind words about the Seamaster. I'm not sure what configurat[...]

Tamiya 1/48th Brewster F2A-2 Buffalo, USN PTO,WWII

Tamiya produced an early series of 48th scale model kits in the early 70's. Hasegawa covered 72nd scale while Fujimi did both scales. Then Otaki came along with simple but pretty decent 48th scale kits. Anyway the Buffalo was among the e[...]