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Modeling by Dan DeSilva

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 […]

1/48 Eduard F6F-3 weekend edition

by Dan DeSilva on April 7, 2017 in Aviation -- 24 Comments

I have wanted to build an F6F-3 with red surrounds on the insignia since I first saw the initial Hasegawa F6F-3 boxing. I like to research my subjects, which can be very interesting and a little deflating at the same […]

1/48 F-18B conversion of Monogram F/A-18

by Dan DeSilva on April 6, 2017 in Uncategorized -- 24 Comments

I completed this over Christmas break 2016, but have not been able to photograph it until now. I used the leftover two seat canopy found in the Italeri 1/48 F-18 to convert a Monogram 1/48 F-18 into a two seater. […]

1/48 Tamiya AD-4 Skyraider VMA-121 Korean War

by Dan DeSilva on April 1, 2017 in Aviation -- 35 Comments

I was overjoyed when I found out that some AD-4 Skyraiders received armor plate kits in the Korean War. For me, this meant I could use the Tamiya 1/48 AD-6 kit mostly out of the box…..er… what I mean is, […]

1/48 AMT F7F-2N Tigercat night fighter

by Dan DeSilva on December 25, 2016 in Aviation -- 21 Comments

Hi all, I hope you are having a good Christmastime with friends and family. I have had this kit sitting for a while waiting to get the outer wing panels properly set to finish the kit. It is the AMT […]

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 […]