Modeling by Marvin Reyes

Hobby Boss F-84G Thunderjet 1/32nd scale

by Marvin Reyes on September 25, 2017 in Aviation -- 38 Comments

Hi everyone: I managed to finish another kit, this time in 32nd scale (I usually do 1/48th). This is Hobby Boss’ F-84G which, except for Eduard seatbelts, and some wire brakelines, is OOB. The decals are kit decals; I know, […]

Atlantis (ex-Aurora) “Classic Plastic” TWA DC-9, 72nd scale

by Marvin Reyes on August 13, 2017 in Aviation -- 27 Comments

This is one that I just completed; it’s the Atlantis Models DC-9-15 (or thereabouts). This kit appears to be a re-issue of an ancient kit, which I believe was originally Aurora. In any event, the kit is very basic, and […]

HobbyBoss FJ-4B Fury

by Marvin Reyes on August 10, 2017 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

I built this kit awhile ago, but haven’t displayed it much, so here goes. This is the old HobbyBoss kit in 1/48th scale. It is done OOB, using parts and decals that come with the kit. I think this kit […]

My iModeler Best in Show prize arrived…I’m so happy!!!

by Marvin Reyes on May 22, 2017 in Uncategorized -- 11 Comments

I want to thank Martin and the rest of the judging team for picking my Hobby Boss Ka-29 “Helix-B” as the February award winner; I am still surprised that my model won. Martin provided me with a list of kits […]

Kitty Hawk F9F-8P Photo Cougar

by Marvin Reyes on May 18, 2017 in Aviation -- 38 Comments

Here’s my take on the Kitty Hawk F9F-8P Cougar (1/48th). I originally was going to do the VF-61 fighter version, however, I messed-up by adding the intake spltter plate, before I realized that this version did not have the splitter. […]

HobbyBoss Ka-29 “Helix-B”

by Marvin Reyes on February 9, 2017 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

This is the HobbyBoss Kamov Ka-29 “Helix-B”, in 1/72nd scale. The kit exterior is pretty nice, however, there is very little detail inside of the cockpit or the rear transport compartment. I added a little scratchbuilt detail inside the cockpit […]

HobbyBoss F-105D Thunderchief (1/48th)

by Marvin Reyes on July 25, 2013 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

Here’s the HobbyBoss F-105D in 48th. The kit has way too many parts, that make construction difficult, especially the wings. The seperate spoilers on the upper wing are a pain and it’s a pain to get the spoilers to lay […]

Ki-Tech Cutlass

by Marvin Reyes on December 13, 2012 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

The Vought F7U Cutlass has always been one of my favorite airplanes, but getting a nice one in 48th scale is tough; the choices are limited, with the Hobbycraft kit, with all its faults, probably being the best one. I […]

Hobbycraft CF-105 “Arrow”

by Marvin Reyes on December 9, 2012 in Aviation -- 9 Comments

This is the “New tool” Hobbycraft CF-105, in 1/48th scale. The kit comes in a rather large, sturdy box, which is really needed because this is a big model. I’m impressed with the size of the completed model every time […]