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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 […]

Light tank identified- MK VI

by Robert Royes on June 6, 2017 in Armor -- 7 Comments

Thanks to Jim Wasley’s recent MK VI light tank build, I finally was able to identify a Dinky Die cast survivor from my yout, given to me by my uncle in the before time. Thanks Jim.

Meanwhile back in the north, 1/72 Hasegawa P-40E 18th F.S.,11th A.F. Adak

by Robert Royes on June 5, 2017 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

Actually according to what I read, the 18th F.S. didn’t arrive in the Aleutians with their P-40’s until the late 1942. So technically it’s not part of the group? Anyway this is the old Hasegawa kit build right out of […]

Monogram 1/72 P-36C 28th C.G. Elmendorf AK.? Midway/Aleutians

by Robert Royes on June 3, 2017 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

Hearing that P-36s were in Alaska around the time period of the build and having few other candidates I decided on building my blue boxed Hawk. Now for a paint scheme, which was harder than I planned, On the net. […]

Pirana,The Man from Uncle Spy car 1/24

by Robert Royes on April 28, 2017 in Automotive -- 12 Comments

Bitten by the nostalgia bug when AMT reissued this kit, I quickly acquired one, not realizing that the packaging was better then the kit, or maybe I shouldn’t do autos,I couldn’t wait to finish it. this kit was so fiddly […]