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Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

1/48 Accurate Miniatures SBD-3…

This is the Accruate Miniatures SBD-3 Dauntless. It depicts B-16 from VB-3 USS Yorktown June 4, 1942 Battle of Midway piloted by Lt.jg Osborne Beeman Wiseman and gunner ARM3c Grant Ulysses Dawn..The kit was built straight from the box. This […]

1/48 Tamiya F4F Wildcat…Another Midway Vet…..

Since I saw some other Wildcat posts, I thought I’d add to the mix…This is the Tamiya F4F Wildcat. It depicts F17 from VF-8 USS Hornet June 4, 1942 Battle of Midway, Piloted by Ens. Steven W. Groves. Ens Groves […]

1/48 Hasegawa F-8E MiG-killer

Here’s one of my collection of US Navy MiG-killers, a 1/48 Hasegawa F-8E Crusader. I finished it in the markings of ‘Nickel 103’, an F-8E from VF-211 off USS Hancock, flown by Cmdr. Hal Marr. He shot down a MiG-17 […]

Tamiya, 1:48 scale F4F-4, converted to an FM-1, “Wildcat”

Another of my favorite aircraft to model, Grumman’s F4F, “Wildcat” and any of it’s variations. I won’t go into a long diatribe of how good the Tamiya F4F is, If you’ve built one you already know that. If you have […]

1/48 Monogram F-8E Crusader, converted to a DF-8A

Here’s my attempt at backdating the 1/48 Monogram F-8E Crusader into a DF-8A drone controller/utility aircraft from the Naval Missile Center at Point Mugu, California during the late ’60’s-early ’70’s. I started this project ten years ago, but shelved it […]

1/48 Tamiya De Havilland Mosquito Fb Mk VI

Here is 1/48 Tamiya De Havilland Mosquito Fb Mk VI with Turkish Air Force markings. This was finished 4 years ago.Painting was done with Alclad lacquers. Happy modelling

The Hobby Boss 1/72 F4F-4 Wildcat / Martlet Mk.V

The Hobby Boss 1/72 Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat, “Easy Assemble Authentic Kit”. I got this as a christmas gift from my in-laws back in 2008 & though I don’t normally do 1/72 scale I thought it would be a simple project […]

Tamiya 1/48 Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat

Seeing as we’re having a bit of a Wildcat theme going on here I thought I’d post my efforts as well. As has been written before the Tamiya Wildcat is a great kit to build. Pretty straightforward in construction, the […]

Another Otaki/Arii F6F-3 Hellcat in 1/48 The secret is out!

Built a few years ago, this was my second model after a decade long break in modeling. Started with the best of intentions to be a straight forward OOB build, the urge to add a few extra details began as […]

Things you can do with the Tamiya Wildcat – Part 1

David’s very nice article on his rendition of Pug Sutherland’s F4F-4 has gotten me thinking back to all the variations on a theme one can do with this kit and some aftermarket decals. Here are some Fleet Air Arm Martlet/Wildcats. […]