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@danfrombermuda Dan DeSilva

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I am born and raised- a BERMUDIAN.
I am a professional artist and an art teacher. I am married and have two miniature dachshunds.
My main areas of interest are USN/USMC aircarft through the ages, but I love all flying things! I hope to start doing some artwork of aircraft, but for now my market is more focused on images of Bermuda.

1/48 Monogram OA-4M

Here is my Monogram 1/48 OA-4M. The kit has been around for years- I thought it odd that they released an OA-4M before a TA-4F or J, but maybe the weapons for a FAC role was what they thought would sell the kit? One curiosity of the Monogram OA-[...]

Monogram 1/48 P-39 as a Portuguese P-39D 1943

I have always had an interest in Portuguese aircraft, as my parents are both from the Acores. This diorama was built as a curiosity for my dad, as he had always seen me building kits from my early teens up until I left the house when I got marri[...]

1/48 Eduard F6F-3 weekend edition

I have wanted to build an F6F-3 with red surrounds on the insignia since I first saw the initial Hasegawa F6F-3 boxing. I like to research my subjects, which can be very interesting and a little deflating at the same time. Apparently it is unlik[...]

1/48 F-18B conversion of Monogram F/A-18

I completed this over Christmas break 2016, but have not been able to photograph it until now. I used the leftover two seat canopy found in the Italeri 1/48 F-18 to convert a Monogram 1/48 F-18 into a two seater. It is sad that Monogram never wo[...]

1/48 Tamiya AD-4 Skyraider VMA-121 Korean War

I was overjoyed when I found out that some AD-4 Skyraiders received armor plate kits in the Korean War. For me, this meant I could use the Tamiya 1/48 AD-6 kit mostly out of the box.....er... what I mean is, I wouldn't have to grind off the plat[...]

1/48 AMT F7F-2N Tigercat night fighter

Hi all, I hope you are having a good Christmastime with friends and family. I have had this kit sitting for a while waiting to get the outer wing panels properly set to finish the kit. It is the AMT 1/48 F7F-2N. I made use of Obscureco replacem[...]

1/48 Accurate Miniatures TBF-1C with KMC wingfold

This kit had sat for about 5 years- possibly more, simply because I was intimidated by the KMC wingfold! The fuselage and wings were painted, and decalled, but I never took the kit to the completion phase of canopy, gear and weapons because I co[...]

1/32 Hasegawa Ju87D-3

I love the Stuka, but my first foray into 1/32 was a 1/32 Hasegawa Spitfire VB that I refurbished- an old friend gave it to me when he decided he wasn't interested in kits anymore- it was shortly post High school, it was stripped of its Acrylic [...]

1/48 Hasegawa / Eduard early F6F-3

Here is another recent completion, a combination of an Eduard fuselage, and Hasegawa wings/tailplane. I had a spare fuselage that came with the Eduard kit I bought when the Eduard Hellcat first came out. I didn't want to let the parts be consign[...]

1/48 Hasegawa A6M-2b

Haven't posted in a while, so i am glad to finally get something on imodeller. I present the Hasegawa 1/48 A6M-2b kit, with an aftermarket cockpit detail set and aftermarket decals. I had wanted to do one of the Pearl Harbour raid zeros for a wh[...]