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Modeling by Robert Royes

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 […]

Testors/Hawk 1/48 Ryan STM-S2 Netherlands A.F.

by Robert Royes on March 1, 2017 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

Another plane on EDO floats ,do see the theme, I actually worked for EDO in the eighties. This kit builds the prototype , I think they were in service in the Dutch East Indies in the early part of WW […]

Monograms 1/4ish Cessna 180 with floats.

by Robert Royes on March 1, 2017 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

This is a reissue of the Cessna 180 with EDO floats, not sure of the actual scale, used rattle can white. spare decals.

Blast from the past,Revell Saab J-35 Draken, Danish A.F.

by Robert Royes on February 25, 2017 in Aviation -- 8 Comments

Another one from the cheap seats, Picked this up at one of the few hobby shops that sells old kits. Forgot how basic this kit was. Added under wing stores from spares the kit had none., Added some scoops and […]

General Dynamics F-16XL,Monogram 1/72

by Robert Royes on February 3, 2017 in Aviation -- 9 Comments

Got this online awhile back, I think its been in my current stash the longest. Always liked the aircraft, built it wheels up because some of the gear pieces were broken , replaced missing wing tip missile rails ,loaded out […]

Ryan STM S2 Dutch seaplane

by Robert Royes on January 20, 2017 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

While researching for the water wings group build I happened upon this video, hope you like it.