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Tamiya scale model kits

Tamiya Mazda MX-5 Roadster 1/24

Since I restarted this childhood hobby of mine, my 9 year old daughter kept asking if she could play with the models I’ve built. That’s why I choose to build this Mazda MX-5 from Tamiya for her. It’s a car I’ve always loved, and a [...]

More D-Day stuff

Just finished some more items for my 1/48th D-Day display at our local library coming this June. A P-47D-25 kit 61090 and a GMC Fuel Truck kit 32579. Both kits are from Tamiya. Great detail and decals.

1/48 Hasegawa P-40K-5

Another P-40 from the Bebout Curtiss Factory and this one I like to call Snake on a Plane. I didn't have a Hasegawa P-40K but a did have their P-40E plus a AMTech P-40 with the Black Box resin tail. The Hasegawa P-40 K kit is as scarce as [...]

Two Kits for Ron

My neighbor Ron passed away recently. Ron was an interesting fellow - He grew up only a mile or so from where he died in this rural Iowa community, was an engineer in the Air Force (worked on the Hound Dog AGM), collected firearms, read [...]

Trumpeter 1/32 Swordfish Mk. I

Trumpeter's Swordfish is a great kit. Not only that it is an enlargement of Tamiya's magnificent 1/48th kit, but also that it is impressive thanks to its large size. The texture surface of the biplane is largely canvas. The texture surface [...]

Tamiya Yamaha Beluga 80 Scooter 1/12th

I was going through some photos for my new web site while I await all my parts to come in for other projects I offer this build. It was unique enough that I had to add it to my collection. Built in June of 2022. It was a fun and cute [...]

Tamiya 1/48 Bf109 E3

This Is a very easy model to assemble. Only a few issues. Decals were very good to apply. This represents the 109E of Adolf Galland in France in August 1940 well before his Mickey Mouse marked planes. I found several online photos of [...]

Eduard 1/48 Westland Lysander Mk.IIIARNAS Arbroath 1942.

Was this a bit of a trial - yes. Was it fun - Oh yes. The Port wing got broken off three times but I think I managed to salvage it. Primed with Mr. Hobby Finishing Surfacer 1500 Black. Painted with, Colourcoats Interior Grey Green, Dark [...]

Tamiya 1/48 scale BF109

Well here’s another kit! The Tamiya 1/48 scale Bf 109, probably the best Tamiya 1/48 scale kit going. Not much to say except it builds incredibly well!

Tamiya 1/72 F-16CJ50 Years of YGBSM

I don't build models of many modern planes, but Erik (@airbum) asked me if I would participate in his "F-16 at 50" group, so I jumped in with a 1/72 model I had of an F-16CJ. I really had no idea what an F-16CJ was, so it was [...]