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Modeling by Joe Caputo

Hobbycraft 1/48 Hawker Sea Fury F.B.Mk. II

by Joe Caputo on April 19, 2017 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

Everyone who has built this kit knows how basic it is. My first attempt ended up in the standard paint scheme of the period (grey, duck egg, w/stripes). I bought this kit already started, The fuselage halves, including the prop, […]

Lindberg 1/48 XF-88 “Voodoo”

by Joe Caputo on March 27, 2017 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

The XF-88 “Voodoo” , first flown in 1948, was an under powered version of came to be the F-101. It was designed to be a long range fighter to escort B-29’s. The kit really shows it’s age and outside of […]

Lindberg 1/48 Gloster “Gladiator” Mk.II

by Joe Caputo on March 21, 2017 in Aviation -- 18 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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”! […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]