Modeling by Dan DeSilva

1/48 Minicraft P-38L Putt Putt Maru

by Dan DeSilva on January 21, 2018 in Aviation -- 3 Comments

I had the Minicraft 1/48 P-38J kit- but it sat for a while because I was not sure how I would deal with all the stripes on the tail and spinners. The decals from the kit and the Hasegawa kit […]

1/48 Minicraft F4U-4B VMF-323 Korea

by Dan DeSilva on January 21, 2018 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

This F4U-4B has all the same modifications as my other F4U-4B here on Imodeler, except that the wings are not folded, and I have used a flap set from the Verlinden F4U-4 detail set for the Hasegawa kit. The weapons […]

1/48 Minicraft F4U-4B VMF-214 Korea

by Dan DeSilva on January 20, 2018 in Aviation -- 19 Comments

I built one of my Minicraft 1/48 F4U-4B kits with Tamiya 1/48 F4U wing fold hinge parts. I made resin copies of Tamiya 1/48 F4U-1 oil cooler inlets, then cut out 3 of the vanes to modify them to match […]

1/48 AD-4NA Skyraider

by Dan DeSilva on January 20, 2018 in Aviation -- 21 Comments

A few years ago, I decided to try and fold the wings on one of my 1/48 Monogram AD-6 skyraiders. the parts seemed to be there, but it was not mentioned in the instructions. One problem with cutting the wings […]

My Christmas tradition.

by Dan DeSilva on December 30, 2017 in Diorama -- 14 Comments

Hi All, I know Christmas is actually over, but I wanted to share the 1/144 ornament I made for my wife this year. Dragon’s 1/144 EA-6A with spare decals. I didn’t want to do the squadron featured in the kit, […]

French Hellcat- 1/48 Hasegawa F6F-5

by Dan DeSilva on August 19, 2017 in Aviation -- 34 Comments

I have always wanted to build a French Hellcat, and years ago when i was able to get hold of some Model Art decals I set aside a Hasegawa 1/48 F6F-5 for this build. After some research, I noticed that […]

1/48 Airfix Sepecat Jaguar Operation Granby

by Dan DeSilva on August 14, 2017 in Aviation -- 22 Comments

Years ago, I got an Airfix Sepecat Jaguar and loaded up on all the Paragon resin parts for it. Then I entered a phase of major downsizing and decided to sell it off. Last year i decided to get one […]

1/48 BF110G-2 Revell Monogram.

by Dan DeSilva on August 14, 2017 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

I had this kit in my stash for some time. I bought a Cutting Edge engine correction set for it, and didn’t think about building it until I saw the release of the Eduard BF110G-2 kit. The boxing I bought […]

1/48 Monogram OA-4M

by Dan DeSilva on August 6, 2017 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

Here is my Monogram 1/48 OA-4M. The kit has been around for years- I thought it odd that they released an OA-4M before a TA-4F or J, but maybe the weapons for a FAC role was what they thought would […]

Monogram 1/48 P-39 as a Portuguese P-39D 1943

by Dan DeSilva on August 5, 2017 in Aviation -- 30 Comments

I have always had an interest in Portuguese aircraft, as my parents are both from the Acores. This diorama was built as a curiosity for my dad, as he had always seen me building kits from my early teens up […]