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1/72 Fw-190 D-9

This Dora is finished as an aircraft belonging to JG26 during 1944-45. The model is the Tamiya offering built straight from the box with a set of Eduard seatbelts added. All markings were painted on with Eduard masks, using an Aeromaster decal [...]

1/48 Hasegawa F4U-4 as Tom Hudner’s airplane

One of the most poignant tales of the Korean War is that of Lt.(j.g.) Thomas J. Hudner, Jr., and Ensign Jesse L. Brown, Jr., fellow Corsair pilots in VF-32. Their story is inextricably woven into one of the greatest tales of Americans in war, th[...]

Tamiya 1/24 Renault Alpine 110C

Tamiya's Alpine 110C, built OOB. Engine was airbrushed with Testor's Metallizer Aluminum & Tamiya Clear Blue, then given an acrylic wash. Frame and interior airbrushed with Polly Scale Engine Black. Exterior was painted with Tamiya Metallic [...]

Old Otaki P-47

As mentioned in my profile......................not very good, but still at it. This is the only P-47 I have so far. I like the Tamiya kits but can't afford them. This was $5.00 at a show. Built S.O.B. Still had fun just he same. I build for[...]

Tamiya 1/48th Scale F4U-2, “BLACK GEORGE” VMF (N)- 532, South Pacific, 1944

This is the Tamiya F4U-1 Birdcage Corsair, built with the optional conversion parts to do an F4U-2 Night Fighter. It's the third 48th scale WWII Pacific Fighter i've finished, dating back around mid 2007. It's also the first model i painted wit[...]

USAF Thunderbolts Part 2 – P-47D22 “Miss Behave”

This is my 1/48 Tamiya P-47 D 22 Thunderbolt (Miss Behave) finished on the markings of 82 nd FS, 78 th FG, 8th AF based at Duxford - England in November 1944 I built it several years ago OOB except for the Eduard seat belts. I've used a mix of [...]

USAF Thunderbolts Part 1 – P-47D28 “Rat A Dat”

This is 1/48 Tamiya P-47D28 Thunderbolt with the markings of 353 rd FG, 8th AF based at Raydon-England, during the late summer of 1944. ( Rat a Dat was flown by Lt. Ken Gallup ) Cockpit modified by Eduard PE intstrument panel, seat belts and Ta[...]

Gallery Models 1/350th USS Wasp

As a rule, I'm not really a "ship guy", but this one caught my eye (if for nothing else, the plethora of aircraft/helicopters included). Also deep in the bowels are a myriad of Marine assault weapons (tanks, howitzers, etc.), along with landing [...]

Since I can’t build for awhile while getting unpacked a Ventura…..

VPB 150 built from the newish 1/48 Revell kit. I really enjoyed the build EXCEPT for the bomb bay doors! Other than that though great fit, a few mistakes on my part here and there. I bought aftermarket props and engines (can't remember what [...]

Tamiya 1/48 F4U-1

This was done in around 1996, and depicts an early F4U-1 as it would have been seen in service on New Georgia or Bougainville. Corsairs were so scarce that Marine squadrons in the Solomons in 1943 didn't have their own airplanes - when a unit w[...]