I started this build more than three years ago but several things got in the way of posting in headlines, but here goes. More details about the kit, the build, and the real thing can be found on the WIP but here a few details.
The J-7B is [...]
P-38L-1-LO, s/n 44-23852, 'Beautiful B***h (let's see if the profanity filter snags this one)', coded 'B7', flown by Lt. John J. Kane of 96th FS / 82nd FG, Vincenzo, Italy, March 1945.
Decals from Kagero's P-38 Lightning at War Part II, wh[...]
I actually started this model around 5 or 6 months ago for the De Havilland Group, but life jumped up and bit me on the backside. The virus got bad here in Texas and really slowed things down. Then my daughter had a baby (our first and proba[...]
Built in 2016. Trumpeter kit with decals from the CA kit. Regarding the a/c number, the 8 has to be exchanged with a 9. Added the missing gunsight from the sparesbox and used a plastic rod for the missing headrest support strut.
The Classic Airf[...]
I finished the Trumpeter's kit with a few additions. The canvases on the tank are made of napkins. I tried to make add-on armors from unused parts of old models. I used the MIG Winter Camo Set product for the paint chippings on the tank. I hope [...]
Trumpeter's 1/24th scale Spitfire MkV was an interesting build. Out of the box, there's lots wrong but thankfully Grey Matter provide replacement stabilisers (the kit's are moulded fabric-covered), new exhausts and a new seat (but you have the m[...]
This recently completed 1/48 MiG is my first & only Trumpeter kit. I was impressed with how well the parts fit, it was an extremely easy model to build. The decals were also very nice. David Mills @davem has a photo posted of a similar MiG -[...]
Built in 2015. Trumpeter kit oob, seatbelts and antenna wire added, Gunze and Tamiya paints for camo and finish, fuselage band and tri-color rudder are painted, rest of markings are decals from Avalon.
Model shows a Soviet aircraft that was cap[...]
Here are three dioramas featuring Sd. Kfz. 9 FAMO Halftracks in 1/72 scale. The first is a Planet Models resin kit with Black Dog accessories. The figures are mainly from Preiser set 72505, augmented with others from one of their Luftwaffe set[...]
I don't really do Modern Russian stuff, not sure why?, just never really caught my attention. However this did, and just after I ordered it, my IPMS club announced our group build for the year was 'Russian', so excellent timing.
I'm happy with t[...]