Tamiya 1/32 A6M5 Zero

This kit was my first attempt at a 32nd scale kit and would ultimately be the first model I entered into a contest.  This model was completed in September 2009 and it shows how I did things back then.  This model is still proudly displayed in the model case even though I am sure I... Continue Reading →

IPMS Rochester – ROCON 37 Show Report (2018)

IPMS Rochester hosted its annual show on September 23, 2018.  It was held at the Webster Recreation Center in Webster NY (about a 10 minute drive East from Rochester).  Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond my control (a freak TORNADO) my trip was delayed.  That meant missing a visit to the local hobby shop in Webster.  However I met... Continue Reading →

1/48 Hasegawa F4U-5 (Argentine)

Pretty isn't it?  I like the late Corsair variants; they were more bomber than fighter at this point and armed to the teeth.  As for their service in the Argentine navy I don't know much.  However, with the blue on the rudder and the big anchors on the wings - these Corsairs are just wonderful. ... Continue Reading →

Tamiya’s 1/32 A6M2 Zero

This particular Zero has come to be known as 'Koga's Zero' after its pilot, Flight Petty Officer Tadayoshi Koga.  As part of the greater battle of Midway, Koga flew from the Ryujo and took part in a raid on Dutch Harbor in the Aleutians.  The Zero was damaged in that raid so Koga decided to... Continue Reading →

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