Modeling by John Healy


1/48 F-89C Scorpion

by John Healy on December 10, 2016 in Aviation -- 23 Comments

This is the Revell kit from 1999. It was a modification of the original F-89H released around 1989. This is one of those kits that I kind of wanted, but passed up when they were available. Naturally, I’ve really wanted […]


My Hellcats, all in 1/48.

by John Healy on December 7, 2016 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

I posted several photos of the Eduard Weekend Edition Hellcat II a couple of years ago when I built it. I added resin wheels, straps for the drop tank from scrap p/e, and p/e belts. This is the best Hellcat […]


1/72 Bristol Blenheim Mk.I

by John Healy on November 10, 2016 in Aviation -- 21 Comments

This is the recent Airfix kit. I built it straight from the box and finished it with Humbrol enamels. I did use an Eduard masking set to help deal withe many small canopy panes. They really are tiny in 1/72! […]


1/32 Focke-Wulf FW-190D

by John Healy on November 8, 2016 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

This is the Hasegawa kit built basically out of the box. The decals came from an Aeromaster sheet, seat belts are from Eduard. I don’t build a lot of Luftwaffe subjects and used 25 year old tins of Xtracolor German […]


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 […]