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@frank-cronin Frank Cronin

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I have been building models since I was six. I stopped for a period of time while in the USMC and then when I got married. I have been married for 55 years and have two grown daughters with their own families. I returned to modeling in 1968 and had as my mentor, Stan Staples. I am retired from the CHP and enjoy my time modeling and spending time with my family.

Hawker Sea Fury F.B.11

This is the Fisher model and pattern 1/32 resin Sea Fury. It represents an aircraft of the Royal Australian Navy 724 Squadron, based at HMAS Albatross, Nowara, New South Wales. The Fisher Sea Fury is an absolutely fabulous model to […]

“Nose Art Group” (almost)

Taking a break from all of the excitement going on around here right now, the YouTube shooting within view from my home and with helicopters hovering over my house I decided to post this. This is an (almost) “Nose Art […]

Fond Memories

When I was a very early teen I was into control line flying models. I began building and flying models and belonged to a flying club called the “Aerobats”. We got together, young and old, and built and flew control […]

KittyHawk 1/32 T-6

This was built for a customer and it reflects a scheme from 1940. The actual airplane is a restored T-6 and is done up in this fashion. The restored a/c and the photos of the original show that it had […]

Year of the Cat

OK… another stretch.. the name on the cowling of this aircraft is “Paper Tiger”……… Whadda ya think…? qualify? This is the SWS Zoukei-Maura 1/32 AD-1H Skyraider FIRST …. This is an excellent kit. Well engineered, well designed, accurate in all […]

Year of the Cat

OK… They are sharks teeth… but the AVG was also known as the “Flying Tigers” so I agree it may be a stretch. But so it goes… This is the superb Airfix P-40B. What can I say about all of […]

P-80 Shooting Star

I was commissioned to build this and was given a colored plate showing the exact A/C he wanted. The plate described the P-80 as being with the 26th Fighter Interceptor Squadron at Kimpo Airfield, Korea in November of 1950. the […]

Year of the Cat

This is an out of the box Eduard kit of the F6F-3. This is a very nice kit with the exceptions of the decals. I had a problem with some of them wandering and warping all over the place. I […]

Year of the Cat

this is the Hobby Boss F8F-1 straight from the box. A great build and I think the Hobby Boss kit is a wonderful kit of their aircraft. I used the kit decals and they represent an A/C of VF-3 flown […]

“Midway Group Build” F4F VMF-221

I have not posted for some time and I just wanted to get back into the groove with this add to the “Midway Group Build”. Midway was such an important battle in WWII that I just had to add this […]