Modeling by Robert Royes

Film of EDO floats on C-47 1942 from factory

by Robert Royes on October 14, 2016 in Uncategorized -- 9 Comments

This might be of interest to all. I found this on you tube while researching my water wings build. The film was made by the grandfather of the person who posted it on you tube,Robert W Martens, although my father […]


Boeing 720, Pan Am ,Revell

by Robert Royes on October 8, 2016 in Aviation -- 19 Comments

What an airliner used to look like, Saved from the shelf of doom, this actually started out as a Revell E-3A AWAC from a 1980’s kit, I had ideas of converting it to a tanker, this was before the current […]



by Robert Royes on October 5, 2016 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

Yes the navy will put floats on anything that flies. Both the floats and F-4 are from older builds, we couldn’t do a what if for the group so….A little ha ha.


Grumman C-1A Trader 1/72

by Robert Royes on September 27, 2016 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

This is Hasegawa’s S-2 Tracker converted to a C-1A Trader COD[ carrier onboard delivery]. I left out all the sonar gear, plugged sonar buoy holes in the back of the nacelles and kit bashed the decals, making it of course […]


Airfix,737, piedmont airlines

by Robert Royes on September 9, 2016 in Aviation -- 5 Comments

Airfix’s 737-200 done in the livery of Piedmont airlines. affectionately known to us who frequently flew it, going home on leave, as Tree top airlines. I used ATP decals, the kit was old enough that the stand was included.


C-9 Skytrain II,Airfix,1/144

by Robert Royes on September 9, 2016 in Aviation -- 5 Comments

Here is an Airfix DC-9 done up as a generic Navy C-9B, utilized by the navy’s logistical squadrons, On active duty me and my squadron mates racked up some frequent flyer miles on these birds going on detachments or catching […]


FUJI T-1A and Sabreish aircraft,1/72

by Robert Royes on September 7, 2016 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

Here are some simple builds from a simple modeler . I built these intending to show aircraft with Sabre like lines.First off is Hasegawa’s Fuji T-1A JSDAF trainer, Japan’s first aircraft built after WW 2, I can’t tell you how […]


AMC 1/72 resin P-40Q

by Robert Royes on August 30, 2016 in Aviation -- 9 Comments

This my first and last resin kit, I started this kit about ten years ago, After trimming the fuselage halves and finding how brittle this stuff is and a permanent warp in the fuselage, I shelved it. Since getting more […]


Felix genealogy, F8F Bearcat VF-31, circa 1948

by Robert Royes on August 28, 2016 in Aviation -- 8 Comments

A recent build of the ancient Monogram 1/72 F8F, This ones a bit tricky to build, you have to slide the wing and horizontals into the halves of the fuselage, Added some old microscale decals of VF-31 and you get […]


“Blue Jay Four have you got visual contact yet?”

by Robert Royes on August 24, 2016 in Aviation -- 8 Comments

This is Italeri’s 1/72 F-104A done up as a ADC interceptor, going after UFO’s. in the 1960’s. Aside from the obvious fiction. it’s a great little kit to build.