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Major Don Schmenk’s F-100

by Gary Brantley on November 29, 2012 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

This is the venerable Monogram 1/48th North American F-100. The kit was given to me by retired Air Force Major Don Schmenk. The plane has the markings of the Hun that Schmenk flew in Vietnam. I had the kit for […]

Lockheed Model 9 Orion 1/48 AMT conversion

by Eric aka The Yankymodeler on November 29, 2012 in Aviation -- 7 Comments

I can’t quite remember when this was completed,I’m pretty sure sometime before 1985. The subject is the Lockheed model 9 Orion which shared a number of components with the more well known Vega. I started with the venerable AMT Lockheed […]

DH-4 in U.S. Mail Service Aurora 1/48

by Eric aka The Yankymodeler on November 29, 2012 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

Another of my builds from my distant past. (When did I get so old?!? ) Completed 36 years ago from the even then ancient Aurora DH-4 kit. Modifications include removal of all surface detail, the markings where depicted by raised […]

WNW 1/32 Fokker E.III (late)

by Tom Cleaver on November 29, 2012 in Aviation -- 3 Comments

A kit that’s a lot easier than you might expect. I would recommend it as a “first rigging model” to someone considering doing WW1 models, it’s really that simple. Done as the E.III Max Immelmann was shot down in. Completely […]

Tamiya 1/48 F4U-2

by Dan DeSilva on November 29, 2012 in Aviation -- 7 Comments

I love the Corsair, and I particularly enjoy building Tamiya Corsairs. This was my first folded wing corsair. I used pictures from the Osprey book on Corsair aces (This aircraft was on the USS Enterprise) to help me to paint […]

Grumman Widgeon USCG

by Dan DeSilva on November 29, 2012 in Aviation -- 21 Comments

I present my build of the Classic Airframes Widgeon. I chose the USCG markings because of its story, but also because I didn’t have any WW2 era Coast Guard Aircraft in my collection. The USCG did a lot to protect […]

1/32 F-100D

by Rob Colvin on November 29, 2012 in Aviation -- 7 Comments

Built out of the box (before all the resin was out). I stretched the wing tanks to the proper size and added napalm from a Trumpeter 1/32F-105. Thanks, Rob

1/32 hasegawa A-4e

by Rob Colvin on November 29, 2012 in Aviation -- 4 Comments

I added a seat, scribed the bird, and added shrikes from a Trumpeter F-105 (which I had to fix). Paint is Floquil, Decals are kit. Thanks, Rob

1/32 Fisher F9F-8 Cougar

by Rob Colvin on November 29, 2012 in Aviation -- 5 Comments

Built out of the box. This is a fantastic resin kit!!!!! Painted with Mr. Color, glossed using the Mr Color rattle can, and the deck is from nautilus models. Thanks, Rob

Works of Art in Plastic Modeling – Part II

by Craig Abrahamson on November 29, 2012 in Aviation -- 2 Comments

As stated in my previous posting, these examples are but a few of what I considered to be noteworthy of capturing for my files. The work shown here is absolutely breath-taking in my opinion. I hope you enjoy them and […]