Modeling by Gary Brantley


My prize!

by Gary Brantley on October 20, 2015 in Uncategorized -- 15 Comments

Under the banner of “better late than never”, I want to show my prize for the August Random Winner Award. It’s my first Airfix kit and it’s a beauty! I am so looking forward to building this one. Thanks iModeler! […]

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A couple Monogram “Classics” at the airport

by Gary Brantley on August 19, 2015 in Aviation -- 35 Comments

Last week’s trip to the Cameron Airport involved five models and none had been photographed out there before. Although it was really hot, I managed to get a few pics of each plane. Both of these are ancient 1/48 Monogram […]

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Monogram 1/48 Dassault Mirage 2000

by Gary Brantley on August 14, 2015 in Aviation -- 29 Comments

The model is the Monogram 1/48 Mirage 2000, the instructions are dated 1986. I built the kit somewhere between ’93 and ’95. It had never been photographed at all until last Tuesday. When it was built way back then, I […]


Tamiya Douglas F4D-1 Skyray

by Gary Brantley on August 12, 2015 in Aviation -- 29 Comments

This is my second Tamiya kit to finish and it was well-engineered and thoughtfully designed. I started this Skyray about three years ago, only to put it aside about half finished. I returned to it about a month ago and […]

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Philippines Air Force Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter

by Gary Brantley on November 17, 2014 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

I have always loved the lines of the Northrop F-5A. Sleek and elegant with that great area-ruled fuselage, it is a real classic. This model is the one that was built concurrent with my Iraqi MiG-21MF. The kit is the […]

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Iraqi MiG-21MF “Fishbed”

by Gary Brantley on November 17, 2014 in Aviation -- 20 Comments

Inspired by the outbreak of Desert Storm, or Gulf War One, I built this MiG-21MF in Iraqi markings and camouflage. So, it’s been languishing in the display cabinet since way back then, with no airport pictures taken. Even though it’s […]

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Monogram 1/48 Bell P-39L-1 Airacobra

by Gary Brantley on August 7, 2014 in Aviation -- 27 Comments

This is an older build that I finally got around to photographing last Thursday. I took it and several other models (see the Bell AH-1S Cobra) to another small-town airport, the Coffield Regional Airport in Rockdale, Texas, about 20 miles […]

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Monogram 1/48 AH-1S Cobra

by Gary Brantley on August 5, 2014 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

Here’s a build that’s 15-20 years old but I had never taken it to the airport until last Thursday. It’s the old Monogram kit from 1986 and mine is painted in Israeli livery. It’s pretty much OOB but I did […]

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Monogram F-80C Shooting Star “Salty Dog”

by Gary Brantley on September 8, 2013 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

I thought I had posted these pics before but it seems that I haven’t. With that in mind, Tom Cleaver’s generous compliments in the “Monograms at the airport” thread” moved me to show the few pics that I do have […]

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Monograms at the airport

by Gary Brantley on September 8, 2013 in Aviation -- 22 Comments

In keeping with recent contributions, here’s a collection of some of my 1/48 Monogram planes all photographed at the Cameron, Texas airport. I think most have been previously seen here as individual posts but here they are as a group. […]