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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.

ProModeller 1/48 P-47N

When I built a 1/72 Heller P-47N in my teenage years I was taken by the bright tail recognition markings of the aircraft in the kit. Later when I was building 1/48 kits I knew I wanted a P-47N. I decided on the ProModeller kit- great instruction[...]

1/48 Hasegawa FGR.2 Phantom

Here is my 1/48 Hasegawa FGR.2 Phantom. I obtained it from another modeller as a "partial build" kit- I think only the wings were asembled- it was so long ago, i forget! I bought some Seamless S****r resin intakes for it (UK Spey engine intakes [...]

1/48 Monogram F-5N

Here is one of my completions this year. I have quite a few of these kits earmarked to be USN Adversary aircraft. I built up the exhaust cans and intakes, using photos of the real things. While my compressor fans look a bit rough in the photos,[...]

Tamiya 1/48 F-117

Presenting my F-117 that was finished a while back- finally getting around to posting pictures of it. Only aftermarket used was an Aires resin ejection seat. While researching the boarding ladder I realized that essentially they are "Little Gia[...]

1/48 A-7E Operation Praying Mantis 1988

I am happy to share another of my low vis A-7E's. The first one I posted a while back was a Desert Storm A-7E, and I didn't have much luck with photographing the intake - or the photography of it in general! I think this upload is better- even t[...]

1/48 Italeri Ta-152H-1

Here is my 1/48 Italeri (ex Trimaster, ex Dragon, ex DML) TA-152H-1. I have always enjoyed the look of the extended wings of the TA-152. In researching for the build, I found that some of the Italeri boxings actually came with engine parts sprue[...]

Hasegawa 1/48 P-51D Air Commandos

I hope you enjoy seeing my 1/48 Hasegawa P-51D, in an Air Commando Scheme. I have always wanted to build a P-51 with the bazooka tubes and bombs seen in some pictures. I used the Otaki kit markings, which are not entirely correct for the airfram[...]

Tamiya 1/48 FM-2 conversion

Hi all, I have finally finished my conversion of a Tamiya 1/48 F4F-4 into an FM2. I used the Vector conversion set. While intended for the HobbyBoss Wildcat kits, I had a pile of Tamiya kits I had already put aside before the HB kit came out, an[...]

Monogram 1/48 Me262

Here is a kit that has languished half built for about 6 years or so. I finally put a push on completing it early this year and while completed a month ago, I didn't have time to try and post it until now. It is what you find in the kit except f[...]

1/48 Hasegawa Desert Storm A-7E

As I love the F4U Corsair, I also love one other aircraft that carried the name- this one, Hasegawa's 1/48 A-7E Corsair II built as a Desert Storm HARM launcher. I am flabbergasted at the lack of operational Desert Storm A-7E markings out there.[...]