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Re-scaling a life boat. From 1/48 to G scale

by California Steve on October 8, 2016 in Uncategorized -- 21 Comments

I needed a better looking lifeboat for my Bristol Bay trawler (see my earlier posts) and the hull shape had to be just right for my purpose. That’s when I happened upon a Glencoe U.S. Coast Guard rescue boat at […]


Curtiss Condor II. “William Horlick” – ITC/Glencoe 1:81 – Byrd’s expedition plane

by Gábor Szabó on June 8, 2015 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

This is the horrible ITC Condor kit, represents Richard Evelyn Byrd’s expedition plane, “The William Horlick” from 1934. The kit is a “modeling nightmare” – be aware of the one build can find on the net says: “…deep into modelling […]

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Glencoe 1/144th Martin M-130 China Clipper

by Joe Caputo on June 10, 2014 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

The Clippers were first flown in 1935. In 1936 the China Clipper made the first ever commercial double crossing of the Pacific Ocean. Trans-Pacific flights spanned 5 days and 60 hours of actual flying. By 1940, two of these aircraft […]


UFO’s–Serious Business!

by Mike Maynard on May 16, 2014 in Aviation -- 5 Comments

At least they were to a young modeler in 1958. The Lindberg “Flying Saucer” was a big deal to me and was my first model I was allowed to build all by myself. Like many kids of the 1950’s, I […]

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1/144th Glencoe Martin M-130 China Clipper

by Joe Caputo on September 21, 2013 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

This is an old kit of a facinating subject, the China Clipper. The Martin Clippers (China/Hawaii/Phillipine) operated from the mid-thirties to the mid-forties, spending a couple years in war camoflage. Decals are provided for all three versions. It is a […]

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1/48 Glencoe Spad XIIIC.1

by Joe Caputo on September 11, 2013 in Aviation -- 8 Comments

This has to be a re-issue of a re-issue, etc. Copyright on the instructions reads “1995”. The best part of the kit is the “invisa-clear” Scale-Master decals. This was another 20+ part kit that I built because it looked like […]

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U.S. Coast Guard 36′ Motor Lifeboat

by Mike Maynard on August 4, 2013 in Ships -- 8 Comments

It’s Coast Guard Day, August 4, 2013! I almost forget to honor the founding of my Service’s birthday, August 4, 1790. As one might imagine I do build a lot of Coast Guard subjects (most are kitbashed or scratchbuilt) there […]


Kitbashed Nunguesser’s Nieuport 25

by Merrill Anderson on December 7, 2012 in Aviation -- 4 Comments

I made this a while back, but although not as good as some of my work, I was proud of this effort. It started with a friend giving me a 1/48 resin fuselage for a late model Nieuport, from some […]