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Airfix 1/72 Cessna 0-1F Bird Dog

by Tom Bebout on March 10, 2017 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

Thought for once I would do a quick fun build over a week end. And here it is, the old Airfix 0-1 Bird Dog. What a tiny model for me to be doing. The old decals pretty much fell apart […]

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Monogram 1/72 UH-16 Albatross

by Tom Bebout on March 1, 2017 in Aviation -- 19 Comments

My contribution to the Water Wings group build is this ancient Monogram kit introduced in 1957. Props that rotate, gear that retracts,and a little life boat with downed crew. What kid wouldn’t want to build this. Grumman built over 400 […]

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Accurate Miniatures 1/48 P-51C

by Tom Bebout on February 15, 2017 in Aviation -- 26 Comments

When you get some time off, build some models is what I say. Seem to be on a P-51 kick right now and here’s my latest off the work bench. Had some trouble closing up the fuselage but believe it […]

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1/48 Monogram / Mattel P-51B Mustang

by Tom Bebout on February 11, 2017 in Aviation -- 24 Comments

I’ve actually considered not going to model shows because it seems I’m a s****r for picking up very old kits. This P-51B is a show purchase that I’ve just completed as a fun weekend project. It was fun to build,however, […]

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AM 1/48 A-36 Apache

by Tom Bebout on January 28, 2017 in Aviation -- 8 Comments

First completion of the year, essentially started before the Christmas holiday but just now completed. This is the old Accurate Miniatures kit of the A-36 Apache from which the now defunct company produced various versions of early P-51’s. I did […]

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Revell 1/48 P-38 Lightning

by Tom Bebout on December 30, 2016 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

A blast from the recent pass. This kit has been around forever so I thought I would try my hand at a natural metal finish. Used Tamiya TS-17 gloss aluminum from a rattle can. Then added some True Detail wheels […]

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Revell 1/48 F-101B Voodoo

by Tom Bebout on December 10, 2016 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

Built this strictly OOB several years ago. Always liked the looks of the Voodoo which was part of the Century Series of jets used by the USAF., in the 50’s and 60’s. The Voodoo was usually armed with two externally […]

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Hasegawa 1/48 F6F-3 Hellcat

by Tom Bebout on December 3, 2016 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

My first Hellcat since I started building models again..Lots of little flaws on her and they were all self inflicted. Fit overall was very good and the only issue I have are the kit decals, the white portion appears mostly […]

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1/52 Grumman J2F Duck

by Tom Bebout on November 13, 2016 in Aviation -- 7 Comments

Not a water wing group build but my first attempt at building a bi-plane that just happened to be amphibian as well. First flown in 1933 this reliable old bird was sturdy and remained operational for over two decades. Argentina […]

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1/48 AMT P-70 Nighthawk

by Tom Bebout on October 9, 2016 in Aviation -- 20 Comments

Finally pulled this off the shelf to complete my A-20 series of aircraft. I discovered that working with black is about as difficult as working with NMF. This model represents a P-70 that was with Detachment A, 6th Night Fighter […]