Builds: Aircraft

Hasegawa F6F-5E in GLORIOUS SEA BLUE…or “Another one rescued from…….wait for it……..THE SHELF OF DOOOOOOMMMM!

Hasegawa F6F-5E in GLORIOUS SEA BLUE…or “Another one rescued from…….wait for it……..THE SHELF OF DOOOOOOMMMM!

This is the Hasegawa F6F-3 that I screwed up while TRYING to remove the plastic for the windows behind the cockpit. After a time…long time, I decided to fix it and build a -5 version. After looking through all of my Hellcat pics one, the -5E, jumped out at me and said “BUILD ME” (Maybe […]

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Pro Modeler & Revell of Germany 1/48 F4U-5N and -5NL in gorgeous GSB!!! OR Two more off the SHELF OF DOOM (add echo effect).

Pro Modeler & Revell of Germany 1/48 F4U-5N and -5NL in gorgeous GSB!!! OR Two more off the SHELF OF DOOM (add echo effect).

I decided since I had two of these kits I would build em both at the same time as it would make things easy…..right? Both are out of box except the True Details cockpits(Very, VERY nice set) and both are in Korean War era markings. Really, is there anything more lovely than Gloss Sea Blue?!!! […]

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Revell 1/48 Messerschmitt Me 410 B-6/R-2……and its canopy from H.E. double hockey sticks!

Revell 1/48 Messerschmitt Me 410 B-6/R-2……and its canopy from H.E. double hockey sticks!

Ok, so maybe the canopy isn’t that bad, but it is a pain and I think over the years it has got worse….much worse! This is the anti shipping version of this aircraft and was so successful that the Luftwaffe built thousands of them…..well maybe only 2 or 3, OK so I exaggerated a bit. This […]

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Builds: Space/SciFi

Star Trek: Voyager USS Prometheus By Martin Schultz

Star Trek: Voyager USS Prometheus By Martin Schultz

This is the third Furuta kit that I have built. I purchased this along with the other two kits  on ebay and this one cost me $14.99. This kit was also part of the volume 2 release and scales out at 1:2975. Like the other kit, it came in a simple black bag. There are 4 […]

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1:1250 Scale Jem’Hadar Attack Ship by Martin Schultz

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1:1250 Scale Jem’Hadar Attack Ship by Martin Schultz

Well, for those that have been staying tuned, it’s been 9 months since I posted my review of the Furuta USS Voyager.  This is the second Furuta kit I have built.  I picked this up on eBay for $6.99 at the same time I bought the USS Voyager and the USS Prometheus.  This kit was […]

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Star Trek USS Voyager 1:2700 scale by Martin Schultz

Star Trek USS Voyager 1:2700 scale by Martin Schultz

Here it is April already and I haven’t worked on a model since last November.  Sometimes that is how life goes.  I tried to restart an old project back then (Dragonheart vinyl figure) and after a week or two the motivation wore off.   Recently I was thinking about how to get started again and I […]

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Builds: Ships/Subs

Hobby Boss 1/700 USS Los Angeles Submarine

Hobby Boss 1/700 USS Los Angeles Submarine

This is the Hobby Boss 1/700 USS Los Angeles Submarine.  I bought this back when Great Models was still around and they had it on clearance figuring it would be something simple to build and get something completed.  It’s a really simple build, consisting of something like 10 or 11 parts of which 3 are […]

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Matchbox HMS Tiger

Matchbox HMS Tiger

Matchbox 1/700 scale HMS Tiger Kit#PK-164 This is another kit for the “Animal” Challenge that got done late.   I was given this kit by a good friend Sgt. John H. S. S. Smith.  He and I worked in the Data Maintenance Shop at Pruem Air Station, West Germany in the early 1980s.  John before […]

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Tamiya 1/700 IJN Yubari

Tamiya 1/700 IJN Yubari

I enjoy building models of WWII Japanese Navy ships.  This kit was no exception.  This is a quality waterline ship model for all ship modelers.  The Yubari is a Light Cruiser.  I have built others and this is the best looking ship of her class.  She is much smaller than US Light Cruisers and has […]

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Builds: Vehicles

1/12 Tamiya Ducati 916 Motorcycle

1/12 Tamiya Ducati 916 Motorcycle

This article tells Clarence Wenztel’s story of building the Tamiya Ducati 916 motorcycle kit. Ducati 916 1/12 Scale Motorcycle kit from Tamiya Background The Ducati 916 was an Italian sports motorcycle manufactured by Ducati from 1993 to 1999. It was considered to be a Superbike and competed very successfully in the Superbike World Championships. These […]

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