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Monogram 1/48 SBD-3 Dauntless

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[...]

Monogram 1/48 Scale Chance Vought F8U-2 (F-8C)

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[...]

You KNOW I gotta throw down on this Wildcat thing…

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[...]

“RIDE NUNC” (Laugh Now). (Hasegawa F-8E Crusader, 1/48th scale)

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[...]

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 is t[...]

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 was part of the Hornets Air Cap [...]

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 on 12 June 1966, which was the [...]

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 NOT.....please do yourself a f[...]

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 s[...]

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