Hi all, Presenting a recently completed diorama/vignette.
The Story (please allow my fictional, artistic license)….A USS Arizona Kingfisher crew out scrounging supplies for the Saturday night party back at the O-Club….Dec 6, 1941. I think we [...]
This is a full scratch catapult and a old Monogram Kingfisher with a lot of hand made improvements by my own.I hope you like it
Designed in 1937 by Rex Beisel to meet a requirement for a shipboard observation seaplane to replace the venerable Curtiss SOC Seagull, the Kingfisher was the first of Vought’s aircraft to feature spot welding of the aaluminum skin, which would[...]
The Kingfisher took to the air in 1938 and quickly became the Navy’s eyes of the fleet on any ship that had a catapult. I was fortunate enough to hear a talk given by one of the few who flew this aircraft and still remember some of his recol[...]
Here is my Kingfisher, Revell (Monogram (c) 1967), 1/48, just drug up out of the water it seems. I can't do any more for it... or to it! So...Yay!
The poor old girl was suffering from a 2" abdominal fracture in the left rear fuselage and a comp[...]