Modeling by Bruce Craig


1951 Chev Custom

by Bruce Craig on January 27, 2015 in Cars & Motorcycles -- 15 Comments

1951 Chevrolet Corsa V-12, a retro mod custom, built using 1951 Fleetline, 1951 BelAir, 1955 Corvette, 1999 Corvette, 2005 Corvette, some scratch built parts and some PE. The V-12 is because I’ve combined two Corvette V-8 engines into one V-12 […]


RF-84F Luftwaffe

by Bruce Craig on January 27, 2015 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

RF-84F-46-RE 53-7654 Luftwaffe EB-368 with AG 52. Commenced with Fonderie 48th RF-84F (repop of Heller kit) of which kit not much remains. Any modeler that has inspected the Heller/Fonderie kit is will aware that it is rather bare of details […]


Blackbird Bizjet (version 2)

by Bruce Craig on January 27, 2015 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

Lockheed L-1271-10 “what-if” ten-passenger bizjet in Ferrari F1 Team scheme. The idea for this came out of my brain that didn’t have enough sense to figure the first version was sufficient. Therefore, not satisfied with the six-passenger version, it morphed […]


Blackbird Bizjet (version 1)

by Bruce Craig on January 27, 2015 in Aviation -- 7 Comments

Lockheed L-1271-6 “what-if” six-passenger bizjet in Evergreen Aviation scheme. The idea for this came from a gab session with one of my fellow model club members circa 1991. I commenced to build it, finished it mid-1993. It is kitbashed (Moi? […]


F-12B ORANG “What-if”

by Bruce Craig on January 27, 2015 in Aviation -- 3 Comments

F-12B-1-LO 62-12387 as an Oregon ANG “what-if” build. Build is based on a Testors YF-12A 48th kit modified to the proposed F-12B. Lockheed proposed a follow on the the YF-12A that got no further than the drawing table, though a […]


F-84E in Korea

by Bruce Craig on January 27, 2015 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

F-84E-15-RE 49-2428, Taegu, Korea, 1951. Tamiya 48th kit, built mostly from the box. The canopy bracing is done with strips cut from a white decal sheet. Paint is various Testors Metalizers and Testors Enamels. I mistakenly IDs this s/n as […]


F-84F Belgian Air Demo 052 1966

by Bruce Craig on January 27, 2015 in Aviation -- 8 Comments

F-84F-56-RE 52-7216 Belgian 052 air demo aircraft 1966. My model is kitbashed based on the Hobby Boss 48th kit. The HB kit is quite good externally, albeit with a few pooched features, the most notable of which is the spurious […]


F-84F Hobby Boss

by Bruce Craig on January 27, 2015 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

F-84F-45-RE 52-6675 USAF, Hobby Boss 48th built from-the-box. I obtained an advance kit and, by arrangement with SAMI, did a first-build article which was published in their Feb 2014 issue. There were problems with the nose and vertical tail decals […]


Tip-Tow Project

by Bruce Craig on January 27, 2015 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

The Tip-Tow project, MX-1016, a contract with Republic Aviation, was one of a number of experiments undertaken during the late 1940s and into the 1950s. The object of the experiments was to find some method of increasing the notoriously short […]


F-84C Kitbash

by Bruce Craig on January 26, 2015 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

F-84C-11-RE 47-1531 in Oregon ANG service. This is a model of the only Thunderjet to serve, albeit very shortly, with the ORANG. Fuselage and canopy are Tamiya 48th F-84G shortened 15″ in scale. I made the masters for the early […]