9/10/19 - I just added some images of the 1/72 builds of the MENG F-102 and the Monogram F-101. Guess I was in a century series mood the last few weeks. Now before anyone goes banana crackers about the color on the F-102.... hear me out; I did some research as I wanted one that was close to the example at the Air Force Museum in Dayton. I saw that there were a few in a metal finish in the Minnesota Guard, so I went for it. I think it looks pretty sharp. I have another one for the ADC gray (even though I wanted to do SEA Cammo on it...) which will get completed at some point.
8/2/2019 - Life... sometimes it can be amazing, others it kicks you when your down. It has been a tough few months, resulting in a lack of builds or desire to build. I forced myself to try a build but it was a disaster - so I wont be posting it here. Thankfully with the help of friends, family, co-workers, my students and doctors, I am ready and anxious to pick up where I left off !
I have added a few images of builds that I have completed recently (in the last month or so) - All 1/72 scale aircraft. They include, Academy's OV-10 Bronco, Italeri's B-57G, Hasegawa's Su-27, and Zveda's MiG-31. All of the images are on the aircraft build page.
I also just finished Meng's F-102 (case xx) which I will add once I take pictures of it.
11/20/2018 - Added some more Star Wars kits from Bandai. The 1/12 R5-D2, Kylo Ren and General Grievous , and the 1/72 B-Wing from SDCC with its lights. They are on the Space and Sci-Fi page.
11/12/2018 - Added some Star Wars kits from Bandai. The 1/12 Boba Fett, and the 1/72 B-Wing and Resistance X-Wing in Blue 2 markings. They are on the Space and Sci-Fi page.
11/3/2018 - I have uploaded some of my recently completed builds - all 1/72 scale aircraft. They include the Italeri B-26K Counter Invader used in Vietnam, an Esci F-5A Tiger - the kit might be older than me too! I also added Trumpter's F-100C, which used some of the worst decals I have ever seen - and its actually the second time I built the kit!
10/20/2018 - Added better (more clear?) pictures of my 1/20 and 1/72 scale Bandai Star Wars builds.
10/8/2018 - Added pictures of Hasegawa's 1/72 A-1H Skyraider in SEA camo. For whatever reason this airplane/scheme has always been one of those "must builds" in any scale - and now I have a 1/48 and 1/72 version. To me its the epitome of the air war in Vietnam, and the link between the hell on the ground and the fight in the sky.
9/24/2018 - Images of the Douglas RB-66B Destroyer in 1/72 scale have been added. It was an Italeri kit and went together well. I finished it off in its SEA cammo scheme.
9/15/2018 - Added some pictures of the smallest airplane I could have possibly built - EVER! Its Academy's 1/72 Cessna A-37 Dragonfly in all its South East Asia cammo.
9/9/2018 - Pancakes' done! Added images of the 1/72 Hasegawa XF5U-1 "Flying Pancake".... quite the unusual airplane!
9/3/2018 - Added images of my finished Special Hobby 1/72 P-59A. Another beast of a kit - poor fits galore- but its the only game in town. I think it came out pretty good considering. I think I am most annoyed that I had added the recommended amount of weight - maybe more - and it still is a tail-sitter in the case... oh well...
9/2/2018 - Added a few images of my newly finished 1/72 F-84 Thunderstreak. Not the best Italeri kit... raised panel lines, no real detail - and the "cockpit" was missing.. but it looks the part, and with some added weathering and a few bombs from the spares, it looks well worn.
Its been a busy summer - but not building. I was able to spend 4 days at the Air Force Museum in June/July and ended up shooting over 3100 pictures with a friend of mine. Its been a challenge going through them and picking out my favorites!
6/24/2018 - Added images of the finished 1/72 A-10 in its Euro I scheme. If I build another one of these, I would leave the vertical tails, and pylons off the kit until final assembly. The wrap around camo scheme made painting a bit tricky with these in place. Im still very happy with how it came out in the end!
6/18/2018 - Updates have slipped my mind! I had taken pictures of my latest builds but forgot to upload them ere. The images added are of my 1/72 F-16D, 1/72 A-6 Intruder and 1/72 F-80 Shooting Star. On the bench is a 1/72 A-10 in Euro I camo. I hope to have this done within the week.
I have also added a page for the new RC build I am embarking on - my 10 Hatch Motor Coaster. Its still in the early stages but this time next year she should be ready for launch!
4/25/2018 - Added images of 3 new 1/72 scale aircraft. They are the F-104 Starfighter, the Mig-29 Fulcrum and the F-117 Nighthawk. The Starfighter is my first natural metal finish ever (and thats weird to me because I have been building for over 30 years), and the Mig is my first Mig! Well might have to add more metal birds to the collection.
3/24/2018 - Was trying to keep the updates about a month apart, but had a bit of an OOPS with one of the builds I was working on. This update includes images of Trumpeter's 1/72 scale F-105 D and G models. The single seat fighter bomber, and the two seat wild weasel. I also added pictures of my 1/72 scale Hasegawa F-15c, and F-16c and some of the 2nd tank I built a 1/35 Panther D.
2/3/2018 - Added 9 images of the Revell/Monogram 1/48 Scale F-15E Strike Eagle. It was built with a bunch of things learned over the past year or so, and is only my 3rd or 4th airplane in the last 6 years or so (been busy building other things). Im pretty happy with how it came out, and was even happier giving it to a friend who is an Eagle fan.
I also added images of the 1/12 scale First Order Executioner and C-3PO Bandai kits. I tried to get a nice finish on C-3P0, to give him the look of weathered shiny metal. Overall I am pleased with how it came out too. The kits are a blast to build, and are a lot of fun to weather too.
I also have begun to separate out the builds onto their own pages, so more images will be added of older models as well.
1/4/2018 - Added 68 images of various Star Wars builds; Figures and star ships. I also added an image or 2 of my only armor build (Hetzer's gonna hetz! - sorry WOT reference!)