Profile picture of Frank Cronin

@frank-cronin Frank Cronin

  • 77 articles
  • 12,681 karma
  • 91 friends
  • active 12 hours, 44 minutes ago

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.

D-Day C-47A of the 94TCS / 439TCG at Devon U.K.

This aircraft was flown by the Group Commander of 94TCS / 438TCG, Colonel C. H. Young. The painting on the nose of the aircraft is of a sailing ship named Argonia. Argonia was the hometown of Colonel Young. I have […]

B-26B “Idiots Delight” 575th BS / 391st BG

This aircraft is reputed to be the “scruffiest” Marauder of them all and had there been a contest for the worst one it would have won. I have shown wear on this model but it is nothing compared to photos […]

1/48 AMT Douglas A-20

this model represents an A-20 of the 66th BS of the 416 BG it was the the former, “Miss Laid” which was the first A-20 to complete 100 missions without a failure or an abort. In lieu of this accomplishment […]

Monogram 1/48 F-8E Crusader

This Crusader is of “Double Nuts” flown by CAG of CVW-5 aboard USS Hancock (CVA-19) in 1966. The kit is a 1/48 Monogram F-8E. I dropped the flying surfaces and raised the wing section. I also used AeroMaster decals,” Colorful […]

FJ-3M Fury of VF-124

This is the ESCI 1/48 kit dated 1983, of the FJ-2/3 Fury. Up to the point of the release of the Collect-Aire Models, kit in 1997 this was the only game in town for a Fury in 1/48. Still today […]

MACH 2 1/72 Vickers Viscount

The person that I built This for is a close friend of the owner of MACH 2 and has asked me to build quite a few of this companies kits. I compliment MACH 2 for the fact that they have […]

P-51D 55th FG, 343FS Flown by Capt. Robert E. Welsh (6 victories)

This is a Monogram 1/48 P-51 that I built in 1976. This is just one of many Monogram Mustangs that I have built over the years. All things considered the Monogram kit is still one of the best for overall […]

Seversky S2 Racer, Flown by Frank Fuller, 1939 Bendix Race

First, let me say that this is a classic example for the motto of my Club “I Know Where the Mistakes Are and I’m Not Going to Tell You Where They Are” second, this is the very old Hobbycraft 1/48 […]

Spitfire MK Vlll 145 Squadron. San Severo, Italy, 1943 Flown by Lance Wade

American Lance Wade was a true Yank in the RAF. Near the end of his combat career Squadron Leader “Wildcat” Wade flew a Spitfire VIII with the serial JF472 and the codes ZX-J. Wade made his final claims in ZX-J; […]

Mitsubishi F1M2 “Pete

This is another right out of the box build even using the kit decals. It is of a “Pete” that was in the Solomon Islands about January 1943. I have no information on the specific Senti but the kit lists […]