Here is a natural metal Razorback from my P-47 collection. This is 1/48 Tamiya P-47 D23 RA Thunderbolt with the markings of 82ndFS / 78 th FG / 8 th Air Force based in Duxford England during 1944. This natural metal machine was flown by Lt.R.D.S[...]
have just finished up on this build, i love how it turned out ! and it certainly stands out ! alot of work went into this build, allot of weathering and masking for the green,
Hope you like ! any comments welcome :)
The Trumpeter F4F-3 done with Eduard photoetch interior details and lap belts (USN aircraft did not have shoulder harness till after Midway).
Butch O'Hare, who Alex Vraciu once told me was the best pilot he ever knew, was the Navy's first ace o[...]
I used the Tamiya kit with the Just Plane Stuff -3 conversion.
Unlike some of them sold mine was in good shape with no major problems.
I did sand down the flotation bag covers on the wings which stood a little to high.
It's a pretty straight for[...]
Keeping the "Wildcat" thing going....
I really wanted to add an F4F-3 to the collection and since there was none out there, finally decided to convert Tamiya's outstanding F4F-4. Overall it was not such a hard thing to accomplish, (I did it so.[...]
My man cave was too clean so here it is with the Dragon 1/350th Livermore kit in progress. I plan on building it as the USS Wilkes performing convoy and ASW work in the Atlantic. Also the first shelf set up with models on it, and my shadow box.
I built this Monogram Dauntless many years ago, and it I think it was the first time I used an aftermarket resin cockpit (Missing Link, maybe?). I tried to make it look more like a -3 by adding a spinner cut down from the Monogram SB2C Helldiver[...]
Ok, will try to not blow hard on too much History on this this “Last of the Gunfighter) famous VF-84 Navy squadron first to receive this version of the Crusader. They operated it from1959 thru 1964. according to Bert Kinsey Detail & Sca[...]
but it's gonna be 1/32.....Trumpeter's F4F-3 "early". Built this one as a Wake Island defender, before there was Silver Wing decals, by patching together available stuff. Engine is wired, gun bays detailed and I had to cast my own smooth-tread t[...]
This is the story of a 15-year-old running joke between Myself and the Vice President of North American Sales at Gulfstream.
Raynor Reavis knew that i was a model builder, and asked me if i would build a model of the mount he flew in Vietnam[...]