Modeling Radial Engines

I believe one of the more interesting parts of World War 2 airplanes is the engine.   In terms of visual impact, the kit engine is one part of a model where it is worth the time to improve – especially if it is a radial engine.  It is also one of the easiest ways of “improving” model […]

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1/48 Hasegawa A6M2 Zero Build

Small, sleek, nimble and for a while during the first half of the Pacific War the Zero was deadly.  While the Japanese Army Air Force seemed to constantly be looking for new models for a variety of tasks, the Navy stuck to this airframe and squeezed every ounce of performance out of it.  By the […]

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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 […]

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