Just finished this one today. The markings represent Neil Armstrongs F9F-2. He was shot down in this aircraft on Sept 3, 1951. While on a armed reconnaissance mission south of Wonsan, he was hit by ground fire while making a […]
I am 52 years old and live in the SF bay area. I mostly build in 1/72 aircraft and will sometimes do something in 1/48 if the subject strikes my interest. I am also a volunteer aboard the USS Hornet CV/CVA/CVS-12 in Alameda, CA helping run the radio room and amateur radio station on board callsign NB6GC.
This is my 1/72 Sword Spitfire Mk Vc Trop Markings are for MA292 flown by F/O Lawrence Weggery RNZAF of 615 Squadron RAF at Dohazari, India, Jan 1944. The markings are from the kit. I added IFF “cheese cutter” antennas […]
I have just completed this little kit in 1/144. It is my first ever build in this scale and a nice diversion from those huge 1/72 kits I usually build! This was built OOB and painted with AK Extreme Metal […]
Completed my Academy 1/72 F2H-3 Banshee. This is the most recent boxing. I built it mostly OOB just adding some wingtip navigation lights and some wire and plastic card to help make the ejection seat look more like a ….ejection […]
Just completed the Airfix 1/72 F4F-4. Markings depict Lt. “Swede” Vejtasa’s white 19 of VF-10 on board USS Enterprise in Oct of 1942 during the Guadalcanal Campaign. Painted with MRP paints. Added gunsight glass, some Eduard PE in the cockpit, […]
This is the 1/72 Academy F/A-18E Superhornet depicting the CAG Aircraft of VFA-143 “The World Famous Pukin Dogs” from 2008. The model was built completely OOB using the kit decals which were excellent. Painted with MRP paints (Gunze Mr Color […]
This is the Academy (Accurate Miniatures) 1/48 P-51B. Maketar masks were used for the national insignia and squadron codes. I replicated the scheme that came in the box but painted the markings on instead of using the supplied decals. The […]
Just finished this one up today. It is painted with Tamiya acrylics and weathered a bit with silver pencil, oils and pastels. It is pretty much OOB. I drilled out the gun barrels and added an antenna wire from Uschi […]
1/72 Airfix Douglas A-4B Skyhawk completed in the markings of VMA-324 “Devil Dogs” flying off USS Independence in 1963. Added most of an Eduard Zoom set, Quickboost gun barrels and ejection seat. Painted with Gunze Mr Color. I don’t usually […]
Just finished the Fine Molds KI-61-I “Hei” Tony. The model was painted with Gunze and AK Extreme Metal Paints. Weathering with oils and pastels. Antenna rigged with Uschi rigging thread. Markings are from box.