I posted several photos of the Eduard Weekend Edition Hellcat II a couple of years ago when I built it. I added resin wheels, straps for the drop tank from scrap p/e, and p/e belts. This is the best Hellcat […]
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A few of the F6F Hellcat models I’ve built over the years. All are 1:48 scale and they list as follows: 1st two pictures are Otaki’s F6F-3/5 kit, built as a -3, flown by Lt. Alex Vraciu of VF-6, off […]
one for my bucket list…always wanted to build one of these…Al Vraciu…like cashew with a V
An old kit from the 1970s, but went together very well. No putty or filler needed anywhere. Painted with Gunze-Sangyo acrylics, and markings are from an old Cutting Edge sheet. The only modifications done were drilling out the gun barrels.
This kit has been in my stash since before I had a stash! At the time Otaki kits were state of the art but this one served to provide a better cowl ring for a Hasegawa build & so just […]
This is the first model I’ve built in seven years! I have been so busy pursuing my career that model building was put on hold for a long time. Aries cockpit, True Details wheels, a bit of scratch building here […]
Another “whiffie” racer…..these old kits are FUN. and inexpensive. I added a “modern” pilot, cleaned up the the fuselage, and clipped the wings. Looks very lightweight and fragile. The stripes are painted over decals, copied from a Hasegawa 1/72 B-47. […]
Thought I’d join in the P-40 fest. One of my older ones, hence only two pics. Converted Otaki P-40E using the Medallion Models resin P-40N set. Decals are War Eagle for P-40M and P-40N. It’s been so long since I […]
You P-40 builders have no one to blame but yourselves for this dog being shown. I was feeling left out. It was pulled out of my graveyard. It was built when the kit was first released so you tell me […]
Admiring all of your great D-Day builds made me realize that I only have one D-Day aircraft in the collection. Work kept me from posting it until today. It is an Otaki Mk.VIII converted into a “faux” Mk. IX. I […]