This is the Pegasus 1/144 scale Luna Rocketship kit. I has 11 or 12 parts as I recall and no fit issues. I started this kit the same day as the Airfix Stuka I did for the BoB group build […]
Modeling by Rick Wilkes
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Retired air traffic controller, currently a full time Grand Dad. My father was in the US Air Force and I grew up around all the Korean and Vietnam Nam era aircraft. I was a mechanized infantry officer and served in Germany during the late 70’s. My primary modeling interest is aircraft, then armor, science fiction, with a few figures and ships thrown in.
I choose Goofy as my original avatar because it’s a Christmas ornament that my 5 year old grandson brought to me with the head broken off and no arm between the hand and the shoulder. After he announced that “Papaw can fix anything” I’d like to thank Drill Bit City, Evergreen round stock, super glue and Floquil Reefer Orange for not exposing my feet of clay just yet.
My new avatar is my two grandchildren and I at our Christmas dinner 2014.
Finally finished this morning, Not much to tell that wasn’t in the WIP blog.except for the propeller. I took Seamus’s advice and used the “PropBlur” brass parts to make a mask the airbrushed the prop on to a clear disk. […]
Here’s my Stuka 3 days late. The modifications I made to the kit are: True Details brass set and other parts used to dress up the cockpit. Kit canopy cut into sections, windscreen and pilot’s canopy used as masters to […]
After an emergency canopy repair,(which I will try again later), here’s it is. Paints are all Polly Scale acrylics, the decals are from the kit and the weathering is oil washes, Mig pigments, etc. After seeing the great work Seamus […]
Because of Col Fisher’s passing I decided to share with you the story of a model I built and the experience I had because of it. I do not tell this story often, it’s not really about me but what […]
I finished this about 2 years ago, using the Kits World decals for “Tex” Hill’s aircraft, & Gator Masks for the camouflage. I rebuilt the cockpit to the proper depth using a combination of kit parts, True Details resin, Eduard […]
Here we are a month after D-Day and I’ve called this one done. I must admit I’m unsure if this aircraft was used at Normandy or only at the invasion of Southern France (Operation Dragoon 15 August ’44), but be […]
As a memento of the IPMS/UK 50th Anniversary Tour, and being unable to model a massive bout of constipation, and unwilling to spend £40 for one of the Alleycat kits, I purchased the new Trumpeter Vampire FB Mk. 5, when […]
Another recent escapee from my “shelf of doom” is this 1/72d scale AJ-2 Savage. I picked up this kit at the last IPMS/USA National in Columbus Ohio and worked on it off and on till last month when I decided […]
Out of the box expect for the prop which was lost, raised detail removed and marking from Yellow Wings Decal sheet for the movie Dive Bomber. Purchased in 1984 finished in 2007. Rick