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1/72 Tracker with Major Modifications and add-ons.

I grew up near a large Naval Air Station, Quonset Point NAS in Kingstown, RI. Prior to its shut-down in late 1975 I would get to enjoy the many Naval aircraft, which where stationed their, fly over my house. Some […]

Grumman Cat: The 1/48 Trumpeter Grumman F9F-3 Panther

Few weeks ago I watched an old, favorite movie. Bridges of Toko-Ri. Just loved those Navy F9F-3 Panthers. So I had to build one and realized I still had one in my stash. Upon opening the box of my HobbyCraft/Trumpeter […]

FM-1 Wildcat in 1/48

This is the Hobby Boss kit which I picked from the stash as something easy……. You’ve probably done that: Parts fit was excellent, detail sharp & restrained but the undercarriage; that’s another story; very fiddly & the prop needed some […]

Midway Group Build, VT-8 “Torpedo 8” Grumman TBF-1 Avenger, 1/48 Accurate Miniatures

Here’s another historically significant plane from the Midway Group build. This plane represents the sole surviving Grumman TBF Avenger from Torpedo 8. This plane managed to limp back home after being mauled by Japanese Zero fighters on June 4th, 1942, […]

Hellcat theme 1/48 Hasegawa F6F-5 David McCampbell

As a continuation of the recent Hellcat themed articles, here’s another one for your enjoyment tonight. This is “Minsi III”, F6F-5 bureau number 70143. This is the plane in which he scored the last 23.5 kills of his 34 total. […]

1/48 Hobbycraft F8F Bearcat “Gulfhawk 4” Al Williams

Here tonight is another Hobbycraft Bearcat. This one is finished in the colors of Al Williams plane the “Gulfhawk 4”. The Gulfhawk 4 was a civilian version of the F8F Bearcat and was called a G-58. Only two G-58’s were […]

Hobbycraft 1/48 Grumman F8F Bearcat Blue Angels “Beetle Bomb”

Here are some photos of my version of the “Beetle Bomb” Blue Angels plane. The original “Beetle Bomb” was a North American SNJ that was painted to resemble a Japanese Zero. Beetle Bomb was incorporated into the Blue Angels airshow […]

Grumman F9F 8B Cougar, Blue Angels, US Navy Pensacola NAS Florida 1955.

1/72 Hasegawa, My first Blue Angel, their seventh, finished in Alclad, MM and Testors enamels with Future over kit decals.

Grumman F6F 5 Hellcat, Blue Angels, US Navy Jacksonville NAS Florida 1946.

1/72 Revell, the first Blue Angels, my second, I modified a few things, finished in MM enamels with Future over kit and Draw decals.

1/72 Grumman J2F-6 Duck

This is a build I did back in 2012. Although I really don’t like doing bi-planes at my scale (mostly all that rigging!), I have always loved the Duck and wanted to build one. This is the old Airfix kit […]

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