Modeling by John Healy


July Random Award winner!

by John Healy on August 22, 2016 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

Thank you to the staff at iModeler! I am the lucky recipient of this beautiful Spitfire kit. It will go to good use, I have 25 complete sets of RAAF markings for this plane. I plan on building this one […]


1/48 Phantom FG.1 (Group Build)

by John Healy on August 13, 2016 in Aviation -- 28 Comments

This is the 1/48 Hasegawa kit built OOB with the exception of the decals, which came from Aeromaster. The 48 FG.1s built for the Royal Navy are the most unique Phantoms of all. The RR Spey engines necessitated a redesign […]


1/72 F-8s, Fujimi, Esci

by John Healy on July 23, 2016 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

Robert’s F-8s inspired me to take these pics and post them. I thought I was the last guy to have that old Fujimi kit on a display shelf! I built these in the mid 1980s. Robert’s AMT kit is an […]


1/48 SB2C-4 Helldiver

by John Healy on June 16, 2016 in Aviation -- 35 Comments

Another one I never posted from a few years back. This is the Revellogram Promodeler kit from the late 90s. The decals were terrible and yellowed, so I cobbled together spares to model a USS Bunker Hill Helldiver. I painted […]


1/48 Brewster F2A-2

by John Healy on June 16, 2016 in Aviation -- 30 Comments

Who doesn’t like the Tamiya Buffalo? This is one I built a few years ago but somehow neglected to post. I built it straight from the box and finished it with Yellow Wings decals. The only other remarkable fact about […]


1/48 Saab J29F Tunnan

by John Healy on May 6, 2016 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

This is the new Pilot Replicas kit. I’ve always loved the portly Tunnan and must have built 5-6 1/72 Heller and Matchbox J29s back in the day. I really never thought we would see a high quality 1/48 kit of […]


1/48 I-153 “Chaika”

by John Healy on March 15, 2016 in Aviation -- 24 Comments

This is the brand new ICM kit. What fun this one was! This is probably the most fool-proof biplane I’ve ever built. The parts are molded very nicely, it fits extremely well, has enough detail to make it look busy, […]


1/72 A.W. Whitley Mk. V

by John Healy on February 18, 2016 in Aviation -- 24 Comments

This is the new Airfix kit built almost from the box. I only added a bit of internal structure inside the fuselage behind the open door. It was finished with Humbrol enamels and kit decals. I have a weakness for […]


1/32 Revell Spitfire Mk. II – Part 2, Completed Model.

by John Healy on January 16, 2016 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

I finished the model with Humbrol enamels. The camo paints are #29 Dark Earth (with a few drops of white), #163 Dark Green, #90 Sky. Decals were applied after a brushed coat of Future and sealed with more Future. I […]


1/32 Revell Spitfire Mk.II – Part 1, Construction.

by John Healy on January 16, 2016 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

I took some photos along the way to illustrate the construction of my big Revell Spitfire. I added a lot of aftermarket parts to this one, far more then usual. I hope the photos help anyone building this kit. The […]