Modeling by Dan DeSilva


1/48 Accurate Miniatures TBF-1C with KMC wingfold

by Dan DeSilva on October 1, 2016 in Aviation -- 26 Comments

This kit had sat for about 5 years- possibly more, simply because I was intimidated by the KMC wingfold! The fuselage and wings were painted, and decalled, but I never took the kit to the completion phase of canopy, gear […]


1/32 Hasegawa Ju87D-3

by Dan DeSilva on April 26, 2016 in Aviation -- 29 Comments

I love the Stuka, but my first foray into 1/32 was a 1/32 Hasegawa Spitfire VB that I refurbished- an old friend gave it to me when he decided he wasn’t interested in kits anymore- it was shortly post High […]


1/48 Hasegawa / Eduard early F6F-3

by Dan DeSilva on April 26, 2016 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

Here is another recent completion, a combination of an Eduard fuselage, and Hasegawa wings/tailplane. I had a spare fuselage that came with the Eduard kit I bought when the Eduard Hellcat first came out. I didn’t want to let the […]


1/48 Hasegawa A6M-2b

by Dan DeSilva on April 26, 2016 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

Haven’t posted in a while, so i am glad to finally get something on imodeller. I present the Hasegawa 1/48 A6M-2b kit, with an aftermarket cockpit detail set and aftermarket decals. I had wanted to do one of the Pearl […]


ProModeller 1/48 P-47N

by Dan DeSilva on December 23, 2015 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

When I built a 1/72 Heller P-47N in my teenage years I was taken by the bright tail recognition markings of the aircraft in the kit. Later when I was building 1/48 kits I knew I wanted a P-47N. I […]


1/48 Hasegawa FGR.2 Phantom

by Dan DeSilva on December 22, 2015 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

Here is my 1/48 Hasegawa FGR.2 Phantom. I obtained it from another modeller as a “partial build” kit- I think only the wings were asembled- it was so long ago, i forget! I bought some Seamless S****r resin intakes for […]


1/48 Monogram F-5N

by Dan DeSilva on December 22, 2015 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

Here is one of my completions this year. I have quite a few of these kits earmarked to be USN Adversary aircraft. I built up the exhaust cans and intakes, using photos of the real things. While my compressor fans […]


Tamiya 1/48 F-117

by Dan DeSilva on September 5, 2015 in Aviation -- 27 Comments

Presenting my F-117 that was finished a while back- finally getting around to posting pictures of it. Only aftermarket used was an Aires resin ejection seat. While researching the boarding ladder I realized that essentially they are “Little Giant” brand […]


1/48 A-7E Operation Praying Mantis 1988

by Dan DeSilva on September 4, 2015 in Aviation -- 19 Comments

I am happy to share another of my low vis A-7E’s. The first one I posted a while back was a Desert Storm A-7E, and I didn’t have much luck with photographing the intake – or the photography of it […]


1/48 Italeri Ta-152H-1

by Dan DeSilva on December 24, 2014 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

Here is my 1/48 Italeri (ex Trimaster, ex Dragon, ex DML) TA-152H-1. I have always enjoyed the look of the extended wings of the TA-152. In researching for the build, I found that some of the Italeri boxings actually came […]