Modeling by Chuck A. Villanueva


1/72nd Revell McDonnell Douglas F-101B Voodoo Texas Air Guard

by Chuck A. Villanueva on September 5, 2016 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

The excellent Revell F-101B new tool kit first appeared in 1993. Can you believe how old it is now. This one I’ve had this long as I bought in Hobby Haven in Milford, Ct when it was first released by […]


1/72nd Fujimi F-4G Phantom II, Wild Weasel, Gulf War 1991 USAF,(F4GB)

by Chuck A. Villanueva on August 13, 2016 in Aviation -- 20 Comments

This GB was an excellent idea from Greg Kittinger, though not part of the build plan for this year, it did allow me to squeeze it in though and it was a pleasure to be able to complete it. I […]


1/48th Tamiya Kawanishi Shiden N1K1 “George” PTO WWII

An excellent fighter in the hands of a skilled pilot. A design that has it’s origin from the Kyofu seaplane. Kawanishi saw the potential in it’s performance on paper and with that and without the authorization of the Navy decided […]


Hasegawa 1/72nd P-3C Orion VP-1 US Navy

It is an early Sunday afternoon, as a VP-1 P-3 heads north just west of the Oregon coast, 12 miles out. The vast Pacific glistening as the sun starts to set. Cruising at angels 4 engines 1 and 4 are […]


Tamiya 1/48th Fw190A-3, JG26, 1942 ETO

by Chuck A. Villanueva on March 27, 2016 in Aviation -- 22 Comments

The Fw-190 was a fearsome fighter in the hands of skillful pilots such as Josef “Pips” Priller. As Hptmn with JG26 in the summer of 1942 flying the A-3 variant of the 190. JG26 converted to the more capable Fw-190 […]


Where it begins-The man hut

by Chuck A. Villanueva on February 27, 2016 in Uncategorized -- 17 Comments

What is the perfect workshop that is away from the house. Assembling and painting takes place here in my little shop. Some of the stash is here as well. Only drawback is that there are no comms in the shed. […]


Hasegawa 1/48th McDonnell Douglas F-4G Phantom II USAF 1991

by Chuck A. Villanueva on February 15, 2016 in Aviation -- 9 Comments

An inspiration with the current Phantom Group Build, this Phabulous Phantom was started around 2007 and completed about 3 years ago. The F-4G Advanced Wild Weasel was from the 81st TFS, 52nd TFW were based out of Spangahlem AB, Germany […]


Tamiya 1/48th A-10A Thunderbolt II “Sandy” USAF January 1991

by Chuck A. Villanueva on January 17, 2016 in Aviation -- 22 Comments

It is early morning 21 January 1991, the 4th day of the war as an F-14A+ launches from the USS Saratoga. Piloted by Lt Devon Jones and RIO Lt Larry Slade for an escort mission of an EA-6B Prowler of […]


Academy 1/48th Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21bis Iraqi AF

by Chuck A. Villanueva on January 9, 2016 in Aviation -- 8 Comments

1st review of the year is Academy’s MiG-21 kit that was issued back in 1998. And in keeping with the early theme of Mig 21’s and also a week ahead of the start of Operation Desert Storm back in Jan […]


2016 Ambition-In with the New Finish the Old!

by Chuck A. Villanueva on January 1, 2016 in Reviews -- 16 Comments

As the new year begins today, I want to be a little ambitious and start some new projects, complete older ones that have been on the back burner too long. 2015 I was able to whittle some of those older […]