Modeling by Mike S

A look behind the curtains

by Mike S on December 4, 2015 in Uncategorized -- 13 Comments

When I’m not building, I’m paying the bills at my chosen vocation as a commercial artist. Featured is the box top art commissioned by the Monogram Model company. This illustration was created back in the 80’s and the medium is […]

1:48 Wessex HAS.MK 3

by Mike S on December 4, 2015 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

An out of the box build (Revell-Germany) of a British Wessex Helicopter of the Royal Navy. I model this after the helios used in the Falkland war. The original airframe is based on the Sikorsky S-58 (H-34) and subsequently licensed […]

A rare 1:24 Hughes 300 C

by Mike S on December 3, 2015 in Aviation -- 8 Comments

Although this is not my build but rather one from my collection I wanted to share with the members of this site. I purchased this some fifteen years ago and I believe it is no longer available. It was produced […]

1:48 Marine H-34D Seahorse

by Mike S on December 2, 2015 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

Out of the box build, having fun weathering as I like to treat it as a 3D illustration. I’ve been experimenting with different techniques, pastels, graphite pencils and a paper stump.

1:48 ANG UH-1 “Huey”

by Mike S on December 1, 2015 in Aviation -- 9 Comments

Just an out of the box build of a Bell UH-1 based on an Army National Guard “Huey.” My first attempt at weathering incorporating a combination of pastels and silver colored pencil.

1:32 Sioux H-13

by Mike S on November 28, 2015 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

My passion for rotary wing has spilled over into my model making with this build coming strictly out of the box. The above aircraft featured is from the Army’s inventory of helios, the ubiquitous Bell 47 or in it’s armed […]

Vintage (1:24) Bell model 47

by Mike S on November 28, 2015 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

Many years ago I commissioned a gentleman in California to custom fabricate this 1:24 scale Bell model 47 helicopter. The craftsmanship and detail are so beautiful that I wanted to share to this website. Due to the fact that it […]