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I've been building models since I was a kid in the late 50s.  One of the first models I remember building was one of those old Aurora (I think) transparent red Bf-109s. 

My modeling interest through the mid 70s was primarily armor with an occasional aircraft here and there.  Since the mid-80s when I took it up again, I've gone 180 degrees focusing mostly on 1/48 scale aircraft and some occasional armor.  Unfortunately, none of my armor models survived the first couple military moves in the early 80s.

I usually like to finish my models with an in-service, well used look.  Most receive at least moderate weathering.  I normally display them mounted on some sort of base that give an idea of the natural operational environment of the model's real-life counterpart. 

My favorite modeling eras are aircraft from WW-I, WW-II, the French Indochina experience, and the US Vietnam War.  That said, I'll give just about anything a try if  the subject/model interests me.

Check below for pictures of a couple of the models I've built. 

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(this photo by Dick Cole)



Ki-43-1 OSCAR




A-1H Skyraider

Fokker Dr-1

Fokker D-8



Here's where I display my models at the moment.  There are actually two identical cases side by side but the one on the left has a uniforms from my uniform collect in it.  I have two other display cases in storage and, once I have created some more space, hope to bring them down and put some more models in them.  For the time being, though, I just rotate models in and out of the case from time to time.



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