Retired US Navy Senior Chief working as a production supervisor in Seattle.
Monogram's venerable four star "plastikit" SBD Dauntless was originally released in 1960. It was until the Accurate Miniatures and Hasegawa SBDs the only game in town in 1/48. Over the years some very impressive models have been built using th[...]
So, for those that missed the beginning of the story, I have loved this kit since I was a kid when it came out in 1974. Recently I decided to see if I could find an original release, 1974 boxing and did at Skyway Models here in Seattle. I was [...]
Picked up this gem at Skyway here in Seattle, original 1974 M3 Stuart kit everything in it including the little tube of glue! Everything in Kanji! I had been looking for a good first issue of this kit for a long time. You can find them on lin[...]
Very fun build, the only problems I had were vague locations for various hoses and tubes, and my drive shaft that ran through the turbine section was warped. Had a big dogleg in it. Trying to fix it it broke. Well not to worry I did some int[...]
So far a fun build..except....for all the darned lines and hoses!!! The attachment points are non existent and the instructions vague. I think I got them where they go.....of course one fell off last night and I have no clue where it came from[...]
Continuing on with the Atlantis/Revell Allison Turbo Prop, aka T56 engine. Here is the compressor section just about wrapped up. Still have the door assembly to do.
I am so happy Atlantis has started re-popping these old Revell, Monogram an Aurora kits. If you could have found one of these the price would have been prohibitive. For me my wife got me this for Christmas! It is very much like the engines I [...]
I have seen a few "All Decade" sports lists the past few days, so I thought maybe it would be fun to post pictures of our favorite builds of the past 10 years. Sadly some of mine died a grisly death at the hands of movers when I retired from th[...]
I got the great Atlantis B-52 X-15 re-pop for Christmas, and am looking for a good fluorescent orange/red-orange to use. I know there are more choices out there these days, so any favorites? Rob
Seasons Greetings fellow modelers! Seems I have had a fairly productive year, I didn't try and place them in order, but It think they are close. The Angel is actually part of an advent tree we got our daughter off ebay. She loved our family o[...]