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N. A.. P 51 d mustang lou iv

N.A. P 51D Mustang 1/48 Tamiya ,built from the box ,with the addition of the true detail interior set . Color used Ak Extreme metal aluminium for the lower part of the fuselage, Tamiya and gunze acrylic paint for the rest of the fuselage.Decal[...]

Tamiya 1/32 F16 C ‘Barak’

Hello from sunny South Africa! This is my IDF F16 C Block 40 Barak No 557 of ' The First Fighter' squadron. As it's an IDF Block 40 jet the cockpit is black. I added Aires cockpit and afterburner/ exhaust can and undercarriage bays plus all the[...]

The British Way…1/48 Sherman Firefly Ic

#5/2020 My dad´s next little armour project for diversion. Tamiya kit built oob, only added an antenna. Painted with AK Real Color British SCC15 Olive Drab. It´s one of Tamiya´s older kits with a metal lower hull. Gives the model nice weight but[...]

A classic…then disaster!

Picked up this gem at Skyway here in Seattle, original 1974 M3 Stuart kit everything in it including the little tube of glue! Everything in Kanji! I had been looking for a good first issue of this kit for a long time. You can find them on lin[...]

First completion of the year: Tamiya’s 109 G-6

Salute, gentlemen! And a great new year to all of you! I just finished Tamiya’s 1/48 109 G-6, and what a great kit it is. I would guess no other manufacturer could pull off such “gimmicks” as the interchangeable exposed engine/closed cowling as[...]

F-16 fighter

I took no "in progress" photos, but you all know how to build models! My first photo show's the model with the decal instruction sheet which was easy to follow. All I had to do was use my Tamiya X-2 Gloss White paint, then apply the decals after[...]


Masking and painting was a bit time consuming, but in the end it was worth applying and removing all that tape. None of the Tamiya paints was pulled off by the tape. My first photo shows a printed color side view by Roden which shows the final [...]

Mom’s 1/48 Academy P-38

This build is a tribute to my late mother and is not representative of any P-38 that actually flew. However, I did steal the nose work idea from Richard Bongs' P-38. Years ago when I started building models again mom asked me if I would build he[...]


Minicraft made a very nice 1/144th scale "C-97 STRATOFREIGHTER" model, which had next to no flashing on any of the kit parts. It's an O.O.B. model and all I added to it was some small black "b-b's" in the nose, however when I set it on all 3 ge[...]

Tamiya 1/48th Scale F4U-D Corsair build in process

Well I guess a lot of us are building Corsairs so I guess I will share my progress on the kit I am building. This Tamiya 1/48 scale kit is pretty fun so far. I am adding in lots of details as I go. I will do the folded wing version to make it a [...]