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@bentwing Jim Sullivan

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I'm a long time (old) modeler that started building back in the early 50's. My modeling efforts eventually led me to aviation photography and that eventually led me to aviation writing. I have authored a number of IN ACTION books for Squadron/Signal Publications with a special interest in the F4U Corsair.

1/48th Trumpeter F9F-2 Panther

I just finished building the 1/48th Trumpeter F9F-2 Grumman Panther. It's finished in the markings of VMF-311 as carried by that squadron during their participation in the Korean War. As a side note, the great baseball player Ted Williams [...]

1/48th Hasegawa A-4M Skyhawk

Just finished building this 1/48th Hasegawa A-4M Skyhawk. It's finished in the markings of VMA-311 as seen at MCAS Beaufort, SC. The kit was supplemented with an Eduard color zoom cockpit fret and an aftermarket ejection seat and exhaust [...]

1/48th Revell EA-6A

Here's my attempt to build the Revell EA-6A Electric Intruder. I always liked the black tail markings with the white 'CY' and the Playboy bunny used by VMCJ-2 (and later re-designated VMAQ-2). I've had that Revell kit in my stash for quite [...]

1/48th Tamiya P-47D 42-29173

I Just finished building this 1/48th Tamiya P-47D in the markings (Rain-Dear) flown by Lt Clark Bresmeth of the 510th FS while stationed in France in the Autumn of 1944. That Tamiya kit was a dream to build and quite well engineered and [...]

I/48th Monogram F-102A

This F-102A was built pretty much out of the box with the exceptions being an Eduard PE seat belt and after-market decals from Draw. A trouble free build but I was surprised at how big that finished model is. The gray paint was MM enamel [...]

1/48th Hasegawa F4U-4 (Hybrid)

Having seen a photo of a F4U-4 Corsair in unusual markings I was motivated to attempt to model that plane. The final shot in this presentation is of the actual plane used as the basis of the build. That Corsair was a F4U-4 from VBF-81 in [...]

1/72nd Hawk F4U-1D

A good friend recently gifted me with an old 1/72nd Hawk F4U-1D Corsair kit. Since I had built many of them in my earlier years of modeling (the original kits came out around 1959), I figured I'd go ahead and give it a shot. The kit is [...]

1/48th Academy T-33A

I just completed this 1/48th model of a T-33A that was assigned to the 157th TFS of the SC ANG. They were based at McEntire ANGB, SC. At the time that unit was equipped with the F-102 Delta Dagger. The model is an Academy T-33A which was a [...]

1/48th HobbyBoss FM-2

Just finished up with the 1/48th HobbyBoss FM-2 Wildcat. I had problems with the landing gear construction but likely self-inflicted. The FM-2 is finished in the markings of VC-80 while serving aboard USS Manila Bay (CVE-61) in late 1944. [...]

1/48th Hasegawa F4U-7

Here's my just completed model of a F4U-7 Corsair in USMC markings and it's not a 'whatiffer' but modeled after one I saw and photographed at the USMC Museum in Quantico, VA in May of 1967. The Vought F4U-7 was designed for and flown [...]