Retired US Navy Senior Chief working as a production supervisor in Seattle.
So, I hope the rest of the instructions are better than the engine instructions! Some trial and error and leaving out a part that can't be seen that interfered with the whole works and I got her together. Thankfully there are lots of pictures [...]
BIG it's SO BIG! Started on the engine.
What can I say, if you want an exacting replica of the NB-52A in small scale, you CAN get there, but man it would be a lot of work. Me I decided to get a clean build, add some of the camera ports and windows and build it like a desk top display[...]
I have been searching for one of these in the shrink wrap for a while. I remember buying this kit at a small store above our local market. It was the 88 cent store, which was not like the modern 99 cent store, but more like an "everything they[...]
A 1970s white box release of the venerable Monogram Dauntless. Before Accurate Miniatures and Hasegawa came in the the game, this was the only 1/48 scale SBD available. It was originally released in the early 60s and as was the trend with Mono[...]
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[...]