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USS Indianapolis (SSN-697) Fast Attack Submarine in 1/72 Scale

The USS Indianapolis (SSN-697) was a U.S. Navy Los Angeles class fast attack submarine. She was commissioned in 1980 and was assigned to the Pacific Fleet, homeported in Pearl Harbor. She was decommissioned halfway through her service life in [...]

Chiseled Out HMS Surprise Frigate

Completed HMS Surprise with Cabinet . The width of the Ship is not proportionate, realized it half way, Completely hand made. It took two years to complete this ship.

Mirage F1 AZ 1/32 Scale, Scratch Build. Part 3

Some feed back for those of you that might be following this build, I have finished the molds as per the last post, and I started vacuum forming this week end, with the fuselage being so long, I molded each side of the fuselage in 3 pieces, the[...]

Stage Coach, Scratch Build Solid Wood No Decals, with display cabin completed

The Stage Coach got finally completed along with a display cabinet. Material used-wood. The cabin with seats, top chairs, carriage drivers seat, storage boxes on top and back, used tin sheet for the back storage space. Chassis with movement for [...]

Gee Bee Model “Z” Super Sportster – 1:32, Williams Bros with lots of scratch

Hi All! This is my finally finished Gee Bee "Z" from the venerable Williams Bros kit (not bad just a bit old) with lot of modifications and - hopefully - upgrade. I started this kit years ago but I had some issues with - as I think - too old pai[...]

Junkers Ju390 V2 Conversion in 1/72 Scale

Here are completed pictures of my Ju 390 in 1/72 scale. The model was constructed using components from two Revell of Germany Ju 290 kits. It represents the Ju 390 V2 developmental aircraft serving with Fernaufklärungsgruppe 5 at Mont de Mars[...]

Mirage F1 AZ 1/32 Scale, Scratch Build. Part 2

Glued in the Balsa wood between the fuselage ribs, and started sanding the to get the shape, to make the molds for vac forming. This project is much bigger than anticipated and the amount of detail that I want to add is going to be mind boggling[...]

Mirage F1 AZ 1/32 Scale, Scratch Build. Part 1

Well its that time again.''The scores are tie, and now its time for the big one'', Yip, I have taken the plunge again and started another long term project in the form of the Mirage F1 AZ of the South African Airforce. Needless to say she is goi[...]

Very early RB-57E Patrica Lynn Canberra

Hello all, This is my attempt at producing an accurate 1/72 scale rendition on the RB-57E. For many years the Italeri B-57 was regarded as the best option but unfortunately the kit is deeply flawed, the issues are too many to go into here, but s[...]

Scratch built US M101 field howitzer

This is a scratch built model of a US M101 field howitzer.I made a smaller one a few years ago. I really like the look of this gun so I Desided to make a slightly larger one with more detail.The gun was copied from pictures so not sure of the sc[...]