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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 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.[...]

Hasegawa 1/48 F-4B VMFA-122

Hi All, I am glad to finally finish this particular kit. It sat partially assembled for years with a Black Box cockpit, and decals ready to go. I added Seamless S*****s intakes, Cobra Co Exhausts, and used an Eduard F-4 canopy etch set for the c[...]

1/48 Hasegawa F-16N

This is a Hasegawa F-16N (cobbled from an older mold F-16C) that I had sitting for some time awaiting the base light grey camouflage... Around February break, I decided to finally get moving on it. The complicated splinter scheme put me off movi[...]

1/48 Monogram F-14D

Here is my Monogram 1/48 F-14D. It started life with the markings out of the box, which I found out later were incorrect- it can't be stressed enough- look for pictures of the aircraft you are modelling! Nowadays with the internet, it is really [...]

1/48 Monogram F-8H VF-111 Sharkmouth

Hi all, it has been quite a while since I last posted. I hope you enjoy my F-8H conversion of the Monogram 1/48 F-8E. I used pictures I took of a Crusader at the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, FL. The earlier models of Crusader had a nose c[...]

1/48 Otaki F6F-3N

This is the Otaki 1/48 F6F-3 with a Hasegawa F6F-5N cockpit and radome. The canopy is a vacuformed replacement and the decals are Superscale. The underwing insignia is hand painted around the radome. I enjoyed working on this as the kit feels as[...]