Retired US Navy Senior Chief working as a production supervisor in Seattle.
I have a thing for the Panther G, those who followed my now "paused" build of the RFM Panther will understand this. I still plan on tackling that beast again after I figure out how to deal with some of the kits problems, the biggest being the f[...]
What a fun kit! The final assembly fought me a bit as the windshield did not fit well, but I got it in and some future brushed on with a soft brush cleared it up. I left off the radiator that sits in the middle of the body on top, as I felt it[...]
So the T'Rantula is coming along well. The engine is built, and the body assembled and painted Tamiya Candy Lime Green, over Tamiya Gold, both decanted from the spray can. I decided to add some spider webs. The kit comes with one spider web d[...]
I won't be doing a blow by blow, but here is just what the Dr ordered after a long detailed build like the Tomcat I just finished. A good old Monogram Tom Daniel kit...More to come later!
Well here she is, Victory 201 COs bird, VF-84, USS Theodore Roosevelt 1989 Maiden Voyage cruise. This is a wonderful kit, but I would say it is not one of Tamiya's shake-n-bake kits. Like their 1/32 P-51, you really need to pay attention to cl[...]
So I posted on the "other" modeling site and got some mixed answers. I have kinda switched horses in mid stream and plan (unless I don't......!) on making this VF-154 F-14A from my years in CAG 5 aboard USS Independence. The decal instructions[...]
Chuck has an excellent review of this kit today, and I can tell you it builds like a dream. One area it needs attention from though is the seats. I bought Eduard Brassin seats, modified the cushions to the non-ribbed type, added a few missing [...]
With the demise of Revell (Monogram) and the uncertainty of whether some of the old Monogram (and Revell) kits will still be available in years to come, I have taken to picking up ones I think are less likely to be re-popped. I figure the Tom D[...]
As I have stated here before, classic Monogram kits are my drug, and Emil at Skyway Models in Seattle is my pusher! For me the older the release the better, originals are best if they are not too spendy. So when I went to buy super glue and pr[...]
One thing I must say about Tamiya, really they know how to engineer a kit. The cockpit is a marvel of simplicity. Just enough detail where aftermarket is not really needed. I did tone down the decals for the screen displays, as really if the [...]