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Modeling by Joe Caputo

IMC 1/72 Mig-21D “all weather fighter”

by Joe Caputo on November 24, 2017 in Aviation -- 9 Comments

This is another model that’s older than most of you. The Mig 21D is one of the IMC “Battle Damaged Series”, which you could build “stock” or as a “battle scarred veteran”. It included parts for both, including two port […]

1/72 Airfix Stormovik

by Joe Caputo on November 14, 2017 in Aviation -- 7 Comments

Like it’s builder (me), this model is an antique. It seems I’ve been going through a stage of doing old kits, that are fast and relatively easy. I’ve ignored my WWII Japanese and Soviet aircraft in the past, and I’m […]

Lindberg 1/48 Convair XFY-1 VTO “Pogo”

by Joe Caputo on June 26, 2017 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

Trivia question: What post WWII US Navy aircraft had no tail hook or wing walks? Thanks to Jaime, I finally took this one from the stash and got busy. What was supposed to be a “group” build, sort of went […]

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”! […]