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Mitsubishi Ki-46 III "Dinah" Japanese Reconnaissance Aircraft
Kit: L/S
Scale: 1/72nd
Markings: 19th Independent Squadron, Kanoya Air Base Japan, 1944
Year Built: 1994
Work Performed:
Scratch built front and rear cockpits including instrument panels, seats, engines (over 400 pieces in each engine), firewalls, landing gear, flaps, vac-u-formed the canopies and moved the control surfaces. You can read about the construction and details in the Fine Scale Modeler Magazine, September issue 1996


Nakajima A2N Type 90 Japanese Biplane
Kit: Fine Molds
Scale: 1/72nd
Markings: Carrier Training Unit Japanese Navy, 1932
Year Built: 1992
Work Performed:
Scratch built cockpit including instrument panel, seat, engine, firewall, landing gear, vac-u-formed canopy and moved the control surfaces.


Nakajima B5N2 "Kate" Japanese Torpedo Plane
Kit: Hasegawa
Scale: 1/72nd
Markings: 12th Naval Air group, China 1940-1941
Year Built: 1991
Work Performed:
Scratch built cockpits including instrument panels, seats, engine, firewall, rear machine gun, vac-u-formed canopies and moved the control surfaces. The wings were engineered to fold like on the real airplane.


Sikorsky SH-3H Sea King Helicopter
Kit: Hasegawa
Scale: 1/48nd
Markings: HS-12 "Wyverns" - Desert Storm - January, 1991
Year Built: 1995
Work Performed:
Scratch built cockpit, including instrument panels, seats, engine, firewall, avionics equipment, vac-u-formed the canopy and folded the tail. This kit was the first 1/48 scale aircraft kit I had built. (Iti was so BIG!) You can read about the construction and details in the Fine Scale Modeler Magazine, May issue 1998.


Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero
Kit: Hasegawa
Scale: 1/72nd
Markings: Saburo Sakai, Tainan Air Corp, Rabaul 1942
Year Built: 1989
Work Performed:
Scratch built cockpit, including instrument panel, seat, engine, firewall, landing gear, vac-u-formed the canopy and moved the control surfaces. You can read about the construction and details in the Fine Scale Modeler Magazine, July issue 1992


Boeing Stearman Biplane
Kit: Scratch Built
Scale: 1/18th
Markings: US Army Air Corp, 1940
Year Built: 1989
Work Performed:
Scratch built using plans blown up to scale, including cockpit, instrument panels, seats, propeller and engine.