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TF-9J Cougar VA-43 NAS Oceana VA. 1965-67,Year of the,Cat,group build

by Robert Royes on September 5, 2017 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

This year of the cat build is Swords 1/72 TF-9J Twogar. A bit of a challenge to build[for me] no locating pins, kind of soft plastic, ill fitting in some places, the kit decals tended to curl when you go […]

Before Linderg there was the R-34

by Robert Royes on August 19, 2017 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

A little piece of history that might not be well known. The British airship R-34 made the first double crossing of the Atlantic in 1919,Leaving from Scotland and landing at Mineola Long Island, N.Y. and then returning.The display is at […]

More fromthe Cradle of Aviation Museum

by Robert Royes on August 10, 2017 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

A variety of subjects

F9F-5 Panther VF-781,# 106 , Year of the Cat, 1/72 Matchbox

by Robert Royes on August 2, 2017 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

I had built this kit a few years ago but had never put squadron markings on, I wanted to do the plane from The Bridges at Toko-Ri movie, but never found the decals. Having heard about Lt. Royce Williams encounter […]

Mar. 9 1953 USS Bennington CV-20

by Robert Royes on July 21, 2017 in Aviation -- 7 Comments

Just found these on a site honoring The Bennington and her crew, The full story is related there, apparently the Panther missed the cables.

More from the Cradle

by Robert Royes on July 20, 2017 in Aviation -- 5 Comments

A few more pics from the Cradle of Aviation Museum, a couple a little blurry ,sorry.1-F9F-7,2- P-47N, the last one produced, 3-An actual LEM that I I think would have been Apollo 18,4- the prototype LEM ,and 5- a reproduction […]

Kaman Seasprite HH-2, Airfix 1/72

by Robert Royes on July 19, 2017 in Aviation -- 9 Comments

This is the Airfix SH-2 Seasprite backdated to a SAR version used from large deck destroyers off the coast of Vietnam to rescue downed aircrew . Besides leaving off all the ASW gear I added a left main cabin door […]

Here kitty kitty! F-11A Tiger, Blue Angel

by Robert Royes on July 5, 2017 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

This is a F-11A as a Blue Angel at The Cradle of Aviation Museum in Long Island N.Y. Meow.

Felix rules, 1/72 F-2H-3 Banshee, VF-31

by Robert Royes on June 17, 2017 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

This the Hobbycraft Mcdonnell F-2H-3,in VF-31 livery circa 1953-56, I added a tail bumper and pitot tube and it kit bashed decals. I used MM aluminum plate metalizer rattle can for the paint. In this time period the Navy was […]

Airfix 1/144 Concorde

by Robert Royes on June 14, 2017 in Aviation -- 8 Comments

Another nostalgic build, when I saw this kit at a model show I couldn’t resist, having built one long ago, I remember hand painting the silver wings. Anyway, I had planned on doing it as one of the prototypes. but […]