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Wooden it be nice……

by Rob Anderson on February 10, 2017 in How-to -- 15 Comments

To have some really thin wood to do the plywood flooring of a B-17? My daughter gave me some thin wood samples after she graduated industrial design school and they are perfect for replicating things such as the flooring of […]

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By any other name…….

by Rob Anderson on January 27, 2017 in Aviation -- 19 Comments

A Monogram kit is a Monogram kit, is a Monogram kit, regardless of whether you put Revell on the box or not! My lovely wife bought me the classic Monogram B-17G for Christmas. Still widely regarded as the best B-17 […]

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Flying Sub inbound!

by Rob Anderson on January 13, 2017 in Sci-fi -- 15 Comments

Well it was a bit of a struggle, but mostly a lot of fun. It took 2 cans of Tamiya fine white primer and 2 cans of Tamiya Camel Yellow spray, so the paint cost about 1/2 what the kit […]

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Santas’ Little Helper and a Flying Sub

by Rob Anderson on December 23, 2016 in Uncategorized -- 5 Comments

It’s amazing what a good Imperial Stout will do for you when building something! I figured I had better take some pictures of the interior before I closed it all up. I did do the option where I can pull […]

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Merry Christmas! My year in review and SCi Fi Shenanigans!

by Rob Anderson on December 11, 2016 in Uncategorized -- 11 Comments

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and all that to my model building friends! I actually completed 4 models this year, well in fairness I built most of the C-2 in 2015 and just finished it this year. Then there is my […]

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Arrrrgh she be done!

by Rob Anderson on November 18, 2016 in Aviation -- 19 Comments

Fredrick “Big Jim” Streig was one of the original member’s of “Blackburn’s Irregulars” The Jolly Rogers of VF-17. Born in Sacramento California he earned his wings of gold and was commissioned as an Ensign October 1, 1942. He was with […]

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Corsair build, some tips, and what a great fit

by Rob Anderson on October 17, 2016 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

First, the beer. I am not in general fond of Pumpkin beers, especially ones from larger breweries. As often as not it is like they tried to stuff a pie in a bottle with some alcohol. But here in the […]

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VF-17 national insignia, red, white and blue, or?…

by Rob Anderson on October 1, 2016 in Uncategorized -- 11 Comments

As I continue on with my 1/32 Corsair project I have spent a great deal of time researching VF-17s F4U-1As used during their two tours in the Solomon Islands. Much has been written about US national insignia during 1943 and […]

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Engine, engine, number……..

by Rob Anderson on September 28, 2016 in Uncategorized -- 11 Comments

Small update on the Corsair, as has been noted elsewhere the engine is not quite the correct version for an F4U-1A, but it is close enough once enclosed in the cowling. I did add a prop control from the Vector […]

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Arghhhh there be bogey’s about the islands…..

by Rob Anderson on August 31, 2016 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

Continuing on with my Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1A Jolly Rogers Corsair, wow what a kit. As others have said it is better engineered than their Mustang. Not a shake and bake, but just beautiful. So far the only extras are the […]