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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 […]

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 […]