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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 […]

Progress on the latest effort grande

This is a works-in-progress layout to assess initial positioning of structures. It’s like working on a model of an architectural proposal with a lot more detail.The projected cost overruns of this project make it worthy of a government contract. The […]

1/144 KC-135 refueling a B-2 Spirit Bomber

I uploaded a few WIP pics of this little diorama a few months ago and after languishing on the shelf for a few months, I decided to finish the build. I don’t normally build anything smaller than 1/72, but these […]

1/32 Hobbycraft P-51 RAF Mustang 1A

This is 1/32 Hobbycraft P-51 Mustang 1A finished with the RAF markings ( May 1944 ) Hobbycraft s kit is a scaled up version of 1/48 Accurate Miniatures Mustangs. Cockpit modified by Vector set. Seat belts are from Eduard. I […]

Felix rules, 1/72 F-2H-3 Banshee, VF-31

This the Hobbycraft Mcdonnell F-2H-3,in VF-31 livery circa 1953-56, I added a tail bumper and pitot tube and it kit bashed decals. I used MM aluminum plate metalizer rattle can for the paint. In this time period the Navy was […]

Bell X 1, 46062, USAF Muroc Air Base California 1947.

1/72 Hobbycraft, almost OOB, I replaced the pitots with brass wire, finished in Floquil F110030 and MM enamels with Tamiya X22 over kit and other decals, built 2007. This aircraft named “Glamorous Glennis” flown by Captain Charles “Chuck” Yeager.

Frank Luke’s SPAD XIII

In 1910, Armand Deperdussin founded the Societe Provisoire des Aeroplanes Deperdussin (SPAD). The company built racing airplanes designed by Deperdussin; a monoplane designed by Chief Designer Louis Bechereau in 1913 set a world air speed record of 125 m.p.h. that […]

Hobbycraft 1/48 Hawker Sea Fury F.B.Mk. II

Everyone who has built this kit knows how basic it is. My first attempt ended up in the standard paint scheme of the period (grey, duck egg, w/stripes). I bought this kit already started, The fuselage halves, including the prop, […]

The can opener: Hawker Hurricane MKIID, Hobbycraft 1:48

Hi All, This is my attempt to make a decent Hurricane MKIID from the venerable Hobbycraft kit I bought on evilbay – how appropriate – from Canada 🙂 . I always liked the Hurricane „Fury without the second wing” look […]

De Havilland DHC 2 Beaver, A95-201, RAAF Antarctic Flight, ANARE 1955.

1/72 Hobbycraft, I modified a few things, brass wire to propeller shaft, clear sprue landing light, engine cowl and added some antennae and static dischargers, finished in MM and Humbrol enamels with Future over Max and other decals.