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Confederate States Air Force Mirage F-1

What if? What if the Confederate States of America had survived the American Civil War? What if the CSA had survived right up into the present? Well, that's the premise behind this aircraft. I created a scenario in which today's CSA co-exist[...]

1/48 Nichimo Ki-51 Sonia

This is the 40 year-old Nichimo Sonia kit just finished a couple weeks ago. This kit was way ahead of its time with its quality and detail. Hope you enjoy the pics!

Tamiya 1/48 scale P-51D Mustang with Custom Markings for a Christmas Present

This idea hatched in August, 2011 when my sister expressed her love for the Mustang!! "It's shiny and sounds so cool"!! Little light bulb in my head went "Ping!" and this was the result. It is my first time playing with Alclad and making my[...]

Chino’s Seversky

Like I said before, yesterday was far from perfect photography weather at Chino, but when there's something interesting on the ramp, haul out the camera and shoot. I haven't seen the Seversky outside in years. This is the 2-seat version of the[...]

Skyraider walkaround

Was just going through my photo files and ran across these shots taken out at Chino in November 2004 (the Convair 240 in the background dates it for me). This is an A-1J Skyraider, not one of the ex-French AD-4Ns. As you can see from this well[...]

Chino’s MiG-15 in flight

Proving just how good a pilot Steve Hinton is, here he is flying formation with a Cessna 210, from which I took these pix. And in case you want to ask "How close was he?" these photos were taken with a 55mm lens and are full-frame uncropped.

Nichimo 1/48th Ki-45 ‘Toryu’ OOB Dual Build

This pair of Nichimo Ki-45s was built with no extras other than seatbelts. These had been in my stash for years and I'd also obtained the Hasegawa kit, so I decided to build these first since I was in the mood for a quick no fuss project. I con[...]

1/48th ProModeler by Revell-Monogram Bf-110G-4

I thought since I posted pictures of my Cyber Hobby Bf-110 that it my be interesting to also post pictures of my Revell-Monogram Bf-110G-4. I built this one a while back and have to say I really enjoyed the kit. I thought the detail in the kit[...]

Ki-61

Hasegawa's 1/48 Ki-61. I finished this one a couple of years ago. OOB.

Blairmonster from John Carpenter’s “The Thing”

Okay kiddies. How's this for a nightmare inducer. I had more fun painting this darn thing. I had to do a little surgery to it to make it PG13 rated, but that's not really a big "Thing". This huge lump of resin is over 22 inches tall, but only[...]