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Modeling by Robert Royes

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

by Robert Royes on June 17, 2017 in Aviation -- 14 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 […]

SNJ, T-6, Harvard, an old friend.

by Robert Royes on April 27, 2017 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

My association with this type began when as a kid when I lived close to Flushing airport in Queens N.Y. A small private airport at that time[ 1960’s and ’70’s] the skytyping team, flying SNJ-2’s operated out of there. They […]

Monogram R-4D/C-47

by Robert Royes on April 10, 2017 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

Wanting to do a c-47/DC-3 for awhile now, but being space challenged even with 1/72 multi engine birds, and 1/144 being to fiddly for my aged fingers, I compromised on Monograms 1/90ish kit. Got it online a 1983 issue of […]

The Sixty from Dixie CV-60 and the Big John CV-67

by Robert Royes on April 3, 2017 in Ships -- 11 Comments

Two carriers I was associated with. First up Italeri 1/720 Saratoga. Had to correct the basic island structure and back date to Mid 1970’s when I was a lowly plane captain active duty on F-4s, rearranged some sponsons, scratch built […]

Taiden,Korea 1945/46

by Robert Royes on March 10, 2017 in Photo Collections -- 8 Comments

Some photos that my father took in Taiden Korea circa1945/46,the crashed C-47 was a ‘Jungle Skipper’, I don’t know what the Japanese aircraft are, name that plane? Photo 8 is my father. By this time he was part of the […]