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Lindberg 1/48 Gloster “Gladiator” Mk.II

by Joe Caputo on March 21, 2017 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

This is the old Life-Like, Ideal, Lindberg Gloster Gladiator. In it’s time (long ago) it was a decent kit. I modified it a little, to make a “stunt” plane out of it. The prop was from the Mk.I kit, and […]

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1/72 Super Model Cant Z 506

by Joe Caputo on March 14, 2017 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

This is another old one from the stash. While several versions can be built from this kit, I tried to choose what I thought was the most colorful. I enjoyed the build, and thought the little research I did, most […]

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Matchbox 1/72 North American T-2 C/E “Buckeye”

by Joe Caputo on March 5, 2017 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

Another “oldie” , built OOB, just because I like the unusual paint scheme. It’s been re-popped by Revell, and is still available. It is a very basic kit, more fun to paint than to build.While it wasn’t much of a […]

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1/ 72 Airfix Grumman Widgeon

by Joe Caputo on February 26, 2017 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

The “OLD” 1/72 Airfix Widgeon is older than most the people in this group. I found one at a vendor, at the “right” price, and thought I’d give it another go. Lucky for me, there were about 4 decal sheets […]

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1/72 Airfix Hawker Siddley 125 “Dominie” wiffie

by Joe Caputo on September 8, 2016 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

This started life as an old Airfix HS 125 Dominie. I found it in a vendors pile for $3. As I rushed to remove it from his stash, not believing my good fortune, I heard him yell, “there’s parts missing”! […]

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And now for something a little different…..

by Joe Caputo on August 9, 2016 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

This started out as a 1/72 Airfix Westland “Whirlwind”. A few cuts, a few added pieces, a few cold beers, and here we are. I forgot to ad, a few squirts of rattle can aluminum. No detail, no reference, nothing […]

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Modelist Osa III Missile boat

by Joe Caputo on May 29, 2016 in Ships -- 7 Comments

“Sister” boat to the one I last posted. This is a different version, or copy, and it was produced by an entirely different company. Basically different guns, radar, and missile tubes. There is little information on this kit, and what […]

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Zhengdefu Missle Boat Type 021

by Joe Caputo on March 24, 2016 in Ships -- 11 Comments

First off, the scale is undetermined by me. It’s not the advertised 1/72 but closer to 1/125-1/150th, perhaps 1/144th. It measures around 13″ in length. The instructions leave a lot to be desired as the whole kit is built in […]

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Matchbox/Revell 1/72 Dornier Do28D Skyservant

by Joe Caputo on March 6, 2016 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

This was an old, simple Matchbox kit, that I threw together, for a change of pace. I thought a “civilian” paint scheme would look decent, compared to the other Skyservants I’ve done. It’s a decent kit for it’s age, and […]

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Otaki 1/48 Ki43 “Oscar”

by Joe Caputo on November 28, 2015 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

Another “whiffie” racer…..these old kits are FUN. and inexpensive. I added a “modern” pilot, cleaned up the the fuselage, and clipped the wings. Looks very lightweight and fragile. The stripes are painted over decals, copied from a Hasegawa 1/72 B-47. […]