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@frank-cronin Frank Cronin

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I have been building models since I was six. I stopped for a period of time while in the USMC and then when I got married. I have been married for 55 years and have two grown daughters with their own families. I returned to modeling in 1968 and had as my mentor, Stan Staples. I am retired from the CHP and enjoy my time modeling and spending time with my family.

“Fun and Games”

"Fun and Games" is an episode of the original The Outer Limits television show. It first aired on 30 March 1964, during the first season. "There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controll[...]

“Nose Art Group” Tamiya P-51D

Allow me first to make the point that I do not in any way disparage the town of Cooter Missouri nor any of the fine people that live there…. That being said: This is a model of an airplane that I have wanted to build for a very long time and [...]

Hawker Sea Fury F.B.11

This is the Fisher model and pattern 1/32 resin Sea Fury. It represents an aircraft of the Royal Australian Navy 724 Squadron, based at HMAS Albatross, Nowara, New South Wales. The Fisher Sea Fury is an absolutely fabulous model to build and to [...]

“Nose Art Group” (almost)

Taking a break from all of the excitement going on around here right now, the YouTube shooting within view from my home and with helicopters hovering over my house I decided to post this. This is an (almost) "Nose Art Group" build, Marking on th[...]

Fond Memories

When I was a very early teen I was into control line flying models. I began building and flying models and belonged to a flying club called the "Aerobats". We got together, young and old, and built and flew control line. I continued to do so unt[...]

KittyHawk 1/32 T-6

This was built for a customer and it reflects a scheme from 1940. The actual airplane is a restored T-6 and is done up in this fashion. The restored a/c and the photos of the original show that it had a 94th Pursuit Squadron emblem on the fusela[...]

Year of the Cat

OK... another stretch.. the name on the cowling of this aircraft is "Paper Tiger"......... Whadda ya think...? qualify? This is the SWS Zoukei-Maura 1/32 AD-1H Skyraider FIRST .... This is an excellent kit. Well engineered, well designed, accur[...]

Year of the Cat

OK... They are sharks teeth... but the AVG was also known as the "Flying Tigers" so I agree it may be a stretch. But so it goes... This is the superb Airfix P-40B. What can I say about all of the new Airfix kits that has not been said. They are [...]

P-80 Shooting Star

I was commissioned to build this and was given a colored plate showing the exact A/C he wanted. The plate described the P-80 as being with the 26th Fighter Interceptor Squadron at Kimpo Airfield, Korea in November of 1950. the kit is the 1/48 F-[...]

Year of the Cat

This is an out of the box Eduard kit of the F6F-3. This is a very nice kit with the exceptions of the decals. I had a problem with some of them wandering and warping all over the place. I managed to save the significant decals for this particula[...]