Article Directory: Aviation

Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

F4J flown by then CO of VF-143 “Pukin Dogs” on board Constellation.

I built this model and presented it to retired Captain Marland Townsand. He flew it when he was CO of VF-143. He went on to be the CO of Kitty Hawk prior to his retirement. He is one of the […]

1/48,Monogram F-5E Bahrain Air Force, Gulf War

Though not much has been mentioned in what capacity that the Bahrain Amiri Air Force contributed during the Gulf War. Flying F-5E’s and F-16’s. Starting with defensive operations on the 25th of January and then launching offensive operations the following […]

Accurate Miniatures 1/48 Flight 19 “Avenger”…lost in the triangle

Lt. Charles Taylor…flight leader my dad was a navy Lt. stationed at NAS Pennsacola 1945…and was involved in the search

Zvezda Yak-3

Given the editor reviewed the kit i thought I might show what it looks like finished. This is an excellent kit, as the video review reveals. I would be very happy if Zvezda were to do the rest of the […]

WIP – Monogram A-26C Invader

Here’s the latest project from the Mexican Skunk Works, deep in the swamps of southeast Texas. 1/48 Monogram A-26C. Started building this one about 11 years ago. It sat partially assembled on the workbench while I built a bunch of […]

CyberHobby 1/72 DeHavilland Vampire FB.5

This is the CyberHobby 1/72 DeHavilland Vampire FB.5, warts and all. As previously mentioned in my in-box review, the cockpit is sparse and entirely fictitious. For the most part, construction was straightforward. I filled and sanded out all of the […]

1/48 Hasegawa F-16C Polish Air Force

Hasegawa 1/48 F-16C straight out of the box except using TwoBob’s Polish Air Force decals. I am currently working on a Polish Air Force jet collection and since they are now a part of NATO and are flying F-16’s I […]

1/48 Revell (Monogram) Case X Wing F-102

This kit was a bear to get together…must have been slightly older kit because there was quite a bit of flash and some parts warped. It didnt want to fit to well either. I have always wanted to build an […]

Academy 48th F-4B Phantom

Some of you may recall I didn’t think this kit lived up to all the hype that preceded it. Of course, my whining could be attributed to the fact that I didn’t possess enough talent to make it a “good” […]

Ode to a little black and white dog…….

This is my latest build. The old Revell, 1:32, Hawker Typhoon Mk.1b. Used the Techmod decals (the Revell ones were cr*p) and the vac-form Squadron bubbletop canopy. The aluminium Mark III rails and their SAP/HE 60 lbs rockets are scratchbuild, […]