well here she is my 1974 issue Monogram TBD-1. I painter her as a bomber from the USS Yorktown at the Battle of the Coral Sea. Scratchbuilt seats and interior details, Eduard seat belts. One of the interesting things I […]
Retired US Navy Senior Chief working as a production supervisor in Seattle.
Amazing! The fact that I am building a Coral Sea Devastator makes it all even better! http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/archaeology/uss-lexington-found-paul-allen-finds-aircraft-carrier-that-saved-australia-in-world-war-ii/news-story/bd9a002695edcd3dbd5a12cd1782d2f1
Well my beer is anyway! Work on the TBD continues. Lots of scratch building, and some Eduard seat belts. Next close up the fuselage and some sanding.
I thought Mr Ley’s jack stands were just wonderful and for those that may not have seen the real think in action here is one of my C-2 getting raised up on jacks for comparison. on C-2s you always start […]
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and all that to all in iModeler land! I like doing year in review, so maybe you guys could post your years out put as well. Also I have made progress on my Devastator, scratch building […]
I have a thing for Monogram kits. Not just the nostalgia, which there is a great deal for me, but because they are still decent kits at a good price. I frequent a local hobby shop here in Seattle called […]
Ok, maybe that was a stretch…nah…As I continued on my Monogram Devastator my Hasegawa Kate kept calling me from my stash, so I decided to do a dual build with both being Coral Sea birds. I will need to modify […]
The C-2 Greyhound community is small in the US Navy, and today we learned that an aircraft from my old squadron VRC 30, Det 5 lost an aircraft on the way to the USS Ronald Regan. 11 aboard, 8 rescued […]
Continuing with my Devastator, it became apparent that the seats were not going to cut it. They are actually ok, very good for the era, but I chose to scratch build the pilots and radio operators seats, I’m still deciding […]
I built this kit as a teen, my late brother was always good about getting me a kit for my birthday and I still remember getting this one when it was the hot new Monogram pressing. A while back I […]