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”! […]
Modeling by Joe Caputo
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Retired, Ocala Florida resident since 1978. I build 1/72 and 1/48 aircraft primarily, but delve into 1/144th. 1/72 (or close) Boats, 1/24th cars, 1/32-35th and assorted stuff, fill in the gaps, and prevent “burn-out”. I’m a member of IPMS since 1983, a currently an officer in our local chapter. My current collection is over 400 on the shelf, and an equal number in my stash. I’d like to be able to share “the good, the bad, and the ugly”, with my fellow modelers.
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Monogram’s Albatross has been around forever, and still hasn’t lost it’s appeal to me. Everyone, it seems, loves sea planes and amphibians. Luckily, for the modeler, there are quite a few in 1/72 scale, which is a manageable size. Monogram’s […]
The Ki 44 was a Japanese Army Air Force interceptor. The ARII kit, while old, was at one time, “state of the art”, and is still a no-problem, fun build. By today’s standards, there’s not much detail, but this kit […]
Fujimi did a nice rendition of the Nakajima B6N1 carrier attack bomber. It can be built using bombs or a torpedo. It’s a very simple kit, well done for it’s age. Another old, enjoyable,quick build.
The box art says 1967 ! This has to be one of the oldest kits I’ve built in a long time. I picked it up at an estate sale, and thought it would be an opportunity to add a “Betty” […]