Modeling by Jim Sullivan


1/48th Hasegawa F4U-5

by Jim Sullivan on August 7, 2016 in Aviation -- 24 Comments

I Just finished this 1/48th Hasegawa F4U-5 in the markings of VF-41 as seen aboard USS Midway during a Med cruise in 1950. The model is finished in Model Master glossy sea blue over-sprayed with Testors clear gloss. The decals […]


1/48 Special Hobby F2G as XF2G-1 14692

by Jim Sullivan on October 22, 2015 in Aviation -- 32 Comments

While bringing the F2G Corsair into production, Goodyear modified a number Corsairs with different components that would be used on their production F2G’s. The R-4360 was test fitted and flown on a F4U-1. Some components tested on other Corsairs were […]


1/48th AMT F7F-3N Tigercat

by Jim Sullivan on September 4, 2015 in Aviation -- 42 Comments

I found this F7F-3N AMT kit to be a smooth build with no noticeable problems other than those that were self-inflicted. Despite filling the nose with lead, I found the model to be a dedicated tail-sitter. AMT must have been […]


1/72nd Hasegawa P5M Marlin

by Jim Sullivan on March 30, 2015 in Aviation -- 43 Comments

This is my 2010 build of the old 1/72nd Hasegawa kit of the P5M Marlin patrol seaplane. It’s built just as it came in the kit with the exception of the markings which were replicated from a photo. The kit […]

JD-1 Invader Monogram B-26 #1

1/48th Monogram B-26 Invader As A JD-1

by Jim Sullivan on January 27, 2015 in Aviation -- 37 Comments

Many years have gone by since the 1/48th Monogram B-26 Invader kit was first released yet that kit is still remarkable and many markings options exist for building it. I decided to build this one as a JD-1, the Navy […]


1/48th Tamiya F4U-1A Corsair

by Jim Sullivan on December 1, 2014 in Aviation -- 30 Comments

More and more I find myself building to model a plane that appeals to me as a result of seeing it in a photo. That was the case in my FG-1A build. The actual plane was FG-1A 13374 which was […]


1/48th Monogram SNJ-4 In The Markings Of MAG-11

by Jim Sullivan on September 18, 2014 in Aviation -- 33 Comments

Although the 1/48th Monogram SNJ / T-6 Texan kit has been around for several decades, it’s still a fine kit to work with. I built this model several years ago in the markings of Marine Air Group (MAG) Eleven. I’ve […]


1/48th Hasegawa F6F-3 Hellcat

by Jim Sullivan on July 15, 2014 in Aviation -- 40 Comments

When I saw the actual photo of this plane, I just knew I had to build it. Other than the quite unusual white paint trim, it’s pretty much a standard WWII tri-color Hellcat. I know it was from a Navy […]


1/48th Tamiya F4U-1A ‘Sally’

by Jim Sullivan on June 9, 2014 in Aviation -- 29 Comments

Years back, I read an article in Air Classics telling the story of ‘Sally’. That Corsair was a salvage job constructed from the remains of several Corsair hulks from the boneyard by mechanics of Marine Service Squadron Eleven out in […]


1/48th Hasegawa F4U-5 In The Markings Of VF-44 In 1949

by Jim Sullivan on June 3, 2014 in Aviation -- 30 Comments

I just finished this Corsair yesterday. It’s the 1/48th Hasegawa F4U-5 done in the 1949-era markings of VF-44. The kit is very well engineered with the exception of the fitment of the cowling where it joins with the fuselage. The […]