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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.

Nakajima KI-84 Frank

This is the Otaki KI-84 Frank built strictly out of the box. I did nothing more than add seat belts. I built it for a gentleman and he wanted it as clean as possible. I did put a few exhaust […]

Hawker Typhoon MK 1B, car door, if 609 Squadron

This is the aircraft of Sq Ldr. R.P.Beamont, leader of 609 Squadron. I have no further information on the details of this squadron or it’s leader. This is the Hasegawa 1/48 kit and it was made out of the box […]

Spitfire MK VB “City of Winnipeg”

This aircraft was a part of 402 (Canadian) Squadron, based at Horne, England during 1942. It is named for the City of Winnipaeg, Canada which probably donated funds for it’s manufacture. The kit is Tamiya’s 1/48 and was made out […]

Monogram 1/48 AT-6 Built by Stan Staples

I became aware of Stan Staples in 1967. I obtained a copy of a magazine entitled “1001 model airplane ideas, clubs you can join” published by Delta magazines. The purpose of the magazine was to promote an awareness of IPMS. […]

Otaki 1/48 F6F-5 (N) of VF91 (N)

This is a model of an aircraft of VF-91 (N) flown off Bon Homme Richard during the end of 1945. The is an OOB, with the exception of the radar dome on the right wing, Otaki kit. I built this […]

Wooden concept models of proposed Orbiter carriers

I was contacted and asked to restore two wooden concept models, I was told, that the models were made by Jack Conroy, the designer of the “Guppy”. Both of the models are very skillfully made and show the real talent […]

Global Hawk and Predator, 1/48 scale

All of the models pictured here are 1/48 scale. It give some idea of the size of these drones. It is interesting to see the size of each drone compared to the AD which is a large aircraft. The Predator […]

My Other “back-house” Workshop

This is my other shop for larger model building and numerous other honey-do projects. I built this quite a number of years ago and just kept adding storage space, counters, and cubby holes. Being a Virgo, all my tools etc, […]

P-40N flown by Lt. Jack A. Fenimaore, 7th FS, 49th FG

I have no further information on Lt. Fenimore but he must have been a good guy because of the name and painting he put on his aircraft. Again,the kit is from Mauve and I found it to be very good. […]

P-40N flown by Lt. Joel B. Paris III, 7th FS, 49th FG

Lt Paris was born in Atlanta, GA in 1922. He entered the USAAF in March of 1942 He completed flight training and was commissioned in February of 1943. He was sent to the SWPA and was assigned to the 7th […]