Modeling by Bryan W. Bernart


1/48 Koster/Revell PB4Y-2 Privateer

by Bryan W. Bernart on March 24, 2016 in Aviation -- 20 Comments

This kit was an unintentional acquisition, part of a large swap. Prior to the build I had stayed away from vacu-form kits/conversions, convinced that I’d run out of talent shortly after unwrapping the boxes. (see WIP). Motivated by the subject […]


1/48 Xuntong Tu-2T

by Bryan W. Bernart on October 1, 2015 in Aviation -- 30 Comments

Xuntong’s first effort is my rendition of a Soviet Pacific Fleet member from 1946. Too late for the second World War, it served in several eastern bloc air forces in a number of roles. While mostly a pleasure to build, […]


Frank Williams goes to War!

An alternative on an appropriate day. When paint goes bad and decals go awry. Never, never, never say die. Cheers to all of you fellow inmates and assorted lunatics!


Hobby Boss 1/48 TBM-3 Avenger

by Bryan W. Bernart on March 10, 2015 in Aviation -- 21 Comments

Representing an aircraft from VT-83, USS Essex (CV-9), April, 1945. A very well engineered kit and enjoyable build. Model Master enamels used throughout and constructed out of the box with the exception of the pilot’s seat belts, which are, you […]


Italeri 1/48 MiG-27 Flogger D

by Bryan W. Bernart on April 17, 2014 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

Third member of the ten buck crew is this beast. Basically a MiG-23 with the exception of the nose and engine intakes, both modified for lower, slower combat. This qualifies as a toy as the wings are engineered to move, […]


Revell 1/48 F-104G

by Bryan W. Bernart on April 17, 2014 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

The second of the ten dollar specials, this was originally intended to be the basis of a serious NMF effort-until I found it was smooth as a baby’s behind as well. I really was hoping for engraved panel lines-this is […]


Revell 1/48 F8E Crusader

by Bryan W. Bernart on April 17, 2014 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

Another recent Revell re-box of an old Monogram kit, and the result of an urge on my part to discover jets and venture into post WWII aviation modeling. One of my search parameters was that ten dollars was all I […]


Tamiya 1/20 Jordan 191

A different sort of challenge for a guy that builds airplanes, Jordan Grand Prix’s first entry into the Formula One wars. Powered by a 3.5 liter naturally aspirated 670 bhp Ford V8 linked to a 6-speed Hewland/Jordan manual gearbox, the […]


Special Hobby 1/48 Supermarine Seafire LF Mk. III

by Bryan W. Bernart on December 17, 2013 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

One that almost became the second occupant of the shelf of doom. Why, you ask? I was about half way through when Tom Cleaver published his authoritative “Frankenspit”, and I knew all was lost. Eventually built OOB, it came together […]


Tamiya 1/48 Flakvierling 38

by Bryan W. Bernart on August 12, 2013 in Armor -- 6 Comments

A very effective and versatile weapons system, and found mounted on everything from battle cruisers to railroad cars. Normally fired in diagonal pairs, it’s Mauser 20mm cannons could spit out 800 rounds per minute. Emergency mode allowed all four to […]