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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 Tamiya F4U-1A

The Tamiya 1/48th Corsair kits (F4U-1, -1A and -1D) are extremely nice to work with and go together smoothly. I'd rank them as the best Corsair kits available in that scale. The plane I've modeled is a FG-1A (Goodyear produced) Corsair in the m[...]

1/48th Monogram B-25J as USMC PBJ-1J

Here's one that I completed about a year ago and wanted to share with the group. The kit was the fine ole Monogram 1/48th B-25J. When originally issued, it was pretty much a 'state of the art' model. By today's standards, it's still a pretty nic[...]

Monogram 1/48th F-101B 444th FIS

Here's a recent build of a classic old Monogram kit, the 1/48th F-101B Voodoo. I finished it in the markings of the 444th FIS Det 1 which was stationed in my hometown of Wilmington, NC between 1966 and 1968. Pretty much an out of the box build w[...]

1/32nd Trumpeter F4U-1D Conversion To F4U-1A

This model was originally finished as a F4U-1A in the markings of VMF-222. The original build had a True Details cockpit installed as the kit cockpit had numerous errors. I also changed the frameless kit F4U-1D canopy and substituted the correct[...]