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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.

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[...]

1/48 Hobbycraft F9F-2 with adjustments

Here is my Hobbycraft F9F-2, with a new nose section- the Monogram F9F-5 forward fuselage (with canopy) suitably shortened to fit the correct length of the F9F-2. I also used Monogram wing tip tanks. I built the kit as one of the Blue Angel Airf[...]

Tamiya 1/48 F4U-2

I love the Corsair, and I particularly enjoy building Tamiya Corsairs. This was my first folded wing corsair. I used pictures from the Osprey book on Corsair aces (This aircraft was on the USS Enterprise) to help me to paint this one. It is the [...]

Grumman Widgeon USCG

I present my build of the Classic Airframes Widgeon. I chose the USCG markings because of its story, but also because I didn't have any WW2 era Coast Guard Aircraft in my collection. The USCG did a lot to protect the Eastern Seaboard. I am espec[...]

1/48 AMT Tigercat F7F-3N

Hi again- sorry for the multiple posts tonight- I only have now to do these. I took the AMT F7F, converted it using the HiTech resin parts, Obscureco props (the kit ones are, well.. backwards), and Squadron canopies, and finally metal Cutting Ed[...]

Accurate Miniatures 1/48 IL-2 Shturmovik

I saw a profile of this aircraft- yeah I know- you should use photos not someone's idea of a photo, but I couldn't resist- it was the only image I could find of a cannon toting IL-2! I used Scale Aircraft Modelling's article on Shturmoviks a whi[...]