Modeling by roger fabrocini

WNW Albatros DVa Jasta 76b, Karl Hopf, 1918

by roger fabrocini on November 27, 2017 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

Started back in 2010 and finally off the shelf and finished. Cockpit detailed with different gauge wire, etc. added detail to the Mercedes engine include scratch built spark plugs, valve springs, spark plug wires, and assorted cables. fuselage was riveted […]

Eduard 1:72 Fw190A-8 , building the “imperfect Beast”

by roger fabrocini on December 30, 2015 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

a cantankerous build at best, but still a nice model which i’ll build again in other versions as they are released. one online review called this kit as close as perfect as we modelers can expect, so i’ll call this […]

AirFix 1:48 Spitfire Mk.Ia

by roger fabrocini on September 13, 2015 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

AirFix kits just seems to get better and better. one of their latest is this Spitfire Mk.Ia in 1:48 scale. Detail, shape, and fit are first rate, they just seem to get better and better with each release. i chose […]

AirFix 1:72 “Stringbag”

by roger fabrocini on June 11, 2014 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

i have no particular affinity for the Swordfish, though i now think she’s a pretty little thing in her own humble way. i started this build over a year ago as a rigging challenge. i’ve said it before, i do […]

Attack Squadron 1:72 F8F-1 Bearcat

by roger fabrocini on April 21, 2014 in Aviation -- 9 Comments

This is Attack Squadrons resin -1 Bearcat. Though the fuselage is in three segments, fit is good. very nicely detailed cockpit, engine, and engine/wheel bay. a multi-media kit with a photo etched fret and a vacuformed canopy. i have an […]

“Gods of Tin” Eduard 1:72 MiG-15

by roger fabrocini on November 10, 2013 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

here is my MiG done. extras include Eduard Brassin resin cockpit Eduard P.E. exterior set stainless steel tubing for the 23mm cannon and pitot tube Uschi ‘superfine’ rigging thread for the aerial wire CMK nav. lights (though i think they […]

AirFix 1:72 Bf109 e-4

by roger fabrocini on October 19, 2013 in Uncategorized -- 16 Comments

AirFix’s new tool kits are getting better and better, though they still need a little work to get them up to current standards. panel lines are not too deep and fit is excellent. i am no judge on shape issues. […]

Zvezda 1:72 Fw-190 a-4

by roger fabrocini on August 19, 2013 in Aviation -- 9 Comments

This is Zvezda’s “Snap-fit” 1:72 Fw190 a-4 done in the markings of W.Nr.0601 of 1./JG 1 Amsterdam-Schipol, June 1943. a good kit in outline and fit. a few minor detail errors (wrong engine cooling vents, late model wheels), but overall […]

Eduard 1:48 Spitfire Mk. IXc

by roger fabrocini on July 15, 2013 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

Much has been written about the Eduard Spitfire and the history of Spitfires by better men then I so i’ll spare you all. I modeled Spitfire ML296, 312 (Czech) Squadron, RAF, August, 1944. I painted most of the markings, Roundels, […]

Eduard 1:48 F6F-3 Hellcat

by roger fabrocini on December 9, 2012 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

Another TMMI submission for a while back. Additions include a Quickboost R-2800, a Jaguar resin interior (meant for the Hasegawa kit), ultracast prop, and assorted other tidbits fashioned out of plastic stock. Colors are custom mixed using Mr. color lacquers. […]