Modeling by Joe Caputo


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 […]


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 […]


Otaki 1/48 Ki43 “Oscar”

by Joe Caputo on November 28, 2015 in Aviation -- 12 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. […]


Monogram 1/72 Hu-16 Albatross

by Joe Caputo on October 12, 2015 in Aviation -- 19 Comments

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 […]


ARII 1/48 Nakajima Ki 44 “Shoki” (Tojo)

by Joe Caputo on September 29, 2015 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

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 1/72 B6N1 “Jill” or “Tenzan”

by Joe Caputo on September 16, 2015 in Aviation -- 9 Comments

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.


1/72 Lindberg Mitsubishi G4M2 “Betty”

by Joe Caputo on September 7, 2015 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

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” […]