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North American F6-D

Presented for your consideration is my build of Tamiya’s P-51 D/K Mustang in 1/32 scale. This is the first model that I’ve built in this scale since I was a teenager. Back then, to teenager me, the bigger the model, the better. Of course in thos[...]

Diamond Nose…1/48 North American P-51D Mustang, 356th FG USAAF

Built in 2013, this was the third Merlin Mustang my dad built, but the first he did correct, regarding the wings. Back then it was new info for us that the P-51 had sealed/filled panel lines on the wings. Besides that the wings were painted in a[...]

P-38G Lightning, 1/48, Tamiya. ‘Miss Virginia’

My first of the Operation Vengeance trio in 1/48 was this Lightning, an amazing kit and probably the best engineered model I've made to date. There isn't a lot of negatives to say about this kit, in fact whilst I completed this model in Septe[...]

Under new Management…1/48 Messerschmitt Bf109G-2/R2/trop, 79th FG USAAF

Built in 2019. Eduard kit with Rising Decals, brake lines with plastic rods and lead wire, paints used from Tamiya, Gunze and AK Real Color (RLM78/79). This aircraft was originally "Black 14", assigned to 2.(H)/14, Aufklärungsgruppe 14, and eq[...]

Under New Management…1/48 Focke-Wulf Fw190A-5, 325th FG USAAF

Here´s another captured Würger. Hasegawa kit with Karaya Decals, built over 5 years ago. Bird captured in Italy.

Lightning White 33

Here's my take on Tamiya's 1/48 scale P-38 Lightning model. The kit gives you the choice of building either Miss Virginia (P-38 G) or White 33 (P-38F). Despite the historical significance of Miss Virginia and the mission to shoot-down Admiral Ya[...]

I Like Jugs, Pt. 5

Here’s my interpretation of Gabby Gabreski’s P-47D. This is the Tamiya kit, one of the best engineered kits I’ve ever had the pleasure to make. Honestly, I don’t know why I don’t have a half dozen more in my collection. Oh, wait! Maybe it’s the[...]

Airfix Boeing B-17E Conversion “THE BLUE GOOSE” in 1/72 Scale

B-17E Flying Fortress serial number 41-2616 THE BLUE GOOSE is somewhat enigmatic due to there being no known photographs of her. What is known is that the USAAF requisitioned her from an RAF order and that she was given a unique paint job at th[...]

Former Brazilian Jug

Before Spitfirepalooza, there was “I Like Jugs.” My 1/72 Spitfire collection is a bit larger than my P-47 one but, my 1/48 P-47 collection wins (for now, those Eduard overtrees I just bought will turn the tide when done). This is Hasegawa kit. I[...]

I Remade My Oldest Surviving Childhood Model Kit

An old and flawed kit, but one that has a special place in the memory banks for me - when I was 12 we were told we could have a home made mascot on our desks for end of primary school exams. I persuaded my parents to get me a Flying Fortress mod[...]