In keeping with recent contributions, here's a collection of some of my 1/48 Monogram planes all photographed at the Cameron, Texas airport. I think most have been previously seen here as individual posts but here they are as a group. And, ther[...]
This is the old 1/48 ESCI Hs-129, which still holds it's own, from a distance. Like most my others, it's OOB. It was the Eastern Front, winter scheme that caught my attention after building my first Hs-129 in standard Luftwaffe camo.
Ian "Widge" Gleed was commissioned an RAF Pilot Officer in March 1936 and posted to 46 Squadron at Kenley. 46 was flying Gauntlets at the time but transferred to Hurricanes in 1939 Gleed was was promoted to Flight Lieutenant and joined 87 Squa[...]
To join in on the trip down memory lane here are a few of my old Monogram models, all were completed between 25 and 30 years ago.
Eric aka The Yankymodeler
I dug up these photos of some of the models I did a long time ago. I had a brief time away from modeling and then returned in 1968. My first kit upon my return was the Monogram 1/48 Hurricane. I built it OOB and painted it with gloss paint and a[...]
There's something appealing about the more muscular shape of the Spit XIV. At the time I built this one PCM had not yet produced their XIV & the only way to get one was to use their Spitfire Mk.IX kit, do some serious surgery & add RB Pr[...]
from '05, a Hasegawa 1/48 T-Bolt I put together back in the day. This boxing featured the great post-war "braggin" scheme" of the 56th FG, and I hadda do it. Sorry about the photo quality, this was before I knew what i was doing (hold on, I STI[...]
Standing alone, the Hobbycraft version doesn't look bad. Sitting next to all the other P-40's on my shelf, doesn't improve the looks. The landing gear is the give away. It could stand to be raised about an 1/8th of an inch. The tail wheel n[...]
I don't know which version Monogram did first, the A or B, but I completed the B, before I came upon this one. The only difference I can see is the cowl and the two bladed prop. Boxing in the wheel wells took as much time as building the res[...]
Just finished this. The kit looked lovely in the box, especially the interior, but was plagued by poor instructions, ill fitting parts (dive brakes, open canopy). The engine cylinders are configured wrong. 2 of the canopy pieces snapped in half [...]