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[...]
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 is t[...]
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 was part of the Hornets Air Cap [...]
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 on 12 June 1966, which was the [...]
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 NOT.....please do yourself a f[...]
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 s[...]
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.