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@robgenev665 Robert Knaack

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I’ll build anything, but primarily WWII Navy aircraft, with a particular interest in transition aircraft from just prior to the war starting – the stuff that was obsolete but went to war anyway.

AMT Bulldozer 1/25

This is the AMT kit that was originally titled "Caterpillar D8H" but has been re-released as the generic "construction bulldozer." It's a great kit, very detailed, and very much capable of even more scratch-building detail. I limited myself to[...]

Ertl IH 1466 1/25

So I forked over the cash and bought the last outstanding tractor kit for my collection, the Ertl International Harvester 1466 (I couldn't be satisfied with just 2 of the 3 Ertl kits!). Though I've never been a fan of the red tractors, I have [...]

Heller MF 2680 Tractor 1/24

Here's the latest addition to my tractor collection, Heller's Massey Ferguson 2680. I bought this kit off of eBay back in late March from a company in Germany, and was informed by the seller that they would not be able to ship right away becaus[...]

Vac Wings Northrop BT-1 in 1/48

The Northrop BT-1’s claim to fame is being the proof-of-concept aircraft that led to the development of the famous Douglas SBD Dauntless. Entering US Navy service in 1938, the BT-1 introduced the hydraulically actuated perforated dive flaps whi[...]

Curtiss F6C-3 Hawk

The Curtiss F6C Hawk played an important role in the development of the tactic of Naval dive-bombing. The following comes from the book, "Destined for Glory: Dive Bombing, Midway, and the Evolution of Carrier Airpower" by Thomas Wildenberg: "Th[...]

Ertl Massey Ferguson 1155 1/25

The crown Jewel of my tractor collection is this Ertl kit from the late 70's. I built it first time when I was just a kid and did a lousy job (I glued the cylinder heads on backwards and ended up cutting them off with a hot knife to fix them!),[...]

Heller Ferguson TE-20 with scratch-built blade

This is the latest edition to my small-but-growing tractor family, Heller's excellent "Little Gray Fergie". This little tractor was an enjoyable kit, lots of detail and no problems in assembly. You can position the front wheels and the hydraul[...]

Helldiver Conversion

The inspiration for this project was the photo of torpedoes being loaded onto Helldivers of VB-2 on the U.S.S. Hornet. The aircraft in the photo is the SB2C-1C version of the Helldiver, and since I had a Pro-Modeler SB2C-4 kit that I had bought[...]

John Deere 310

This is the latest edition to my tractor collection, Ertl's John Deere 310. As a kid, I always wanted this kit, but never found it in the hobby stores I had available to me. I recently found this original 1975 kit on eBay for reasonable price,[...]

Museum Piece

This is my fourth and final(!) Lindberg Jenny project. It was love at first sight when I discovered the internet photos of Curtiss Jenny 4983 at the Air and Space Museum - the paint scheme, the unique markings, and the weathering all appealed t[...]