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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.

Jenny I got your number

In doing research on the history of dive-bombing, I discovered that the venerable old Curtiss JN-4 actually did service in combat zones, specifically with the US Marines in Haiti around 1920. I was taken by the camoflage scheme and determined t[...]

PV-1 Ventura

I took a break from stringing biplanes to build this wonderful kit, Revell's PV-1 Ventura. The kit was marked "Korea 2011" and went together like a dream. All the seams had a nice tight fit, so very little bodywork was needed. I built the kit[...]

More Dive Bombers

In a previous article, I presented my collection of 1/48 model dive-bombers that served with the Navy in WWII (SBC-3, SB2U, SBD-3, SB2C-3). In this article, I go back in time from there to the mid-1930s to present two aircraft that were the for[...]

My First Vacuform Kit

I'm hoping some day to snag a Vac Wings O2U Corsair to fill out my growing collection of dive bombers (as well as my collection of Corsairs), but since I've never done a vacuform kit before, I figured I should practice first. So I bought this V[...]

My Masterpiece

I did this model a few years ago, but after seeing some really nice B-25s here on iModeler, I decided to share my Monogram PBJ-1J with you all. I call this my "masterpiece" because it's my best example of getting everything right. I managed to[...]

World War II Dive Bombers

For several years I had a goal of building 1/48 scale models of all the Navy dive-bombers that saw action in WWII. I'd been fascinated with dive-bombing ever since I read Walter Lord's book "Incredible Victory", and saw the movie "Midway" in th[...]

Polar Lights Starship Enterprise 1/350th scale

Last October or so, I casually mentioned to my son that I had an interest in building an Enterprise model, thinking someday I would build one of the AMT 18" models. My son, however, went right out and bought me the gigantic Polar Lights kit (he[...]

1/48 Monogram XJD-1 Target Tug

I was searching the internet for photos of this aircraft when I first encountered iModeler.com. I signed up right away, and this is the first model I've completed as a member. My model represents one of two A-26C Invaders aircraft the Navy got[...]

Douglas BD-2 Navy two-engine utility

This is my first post on Imodeler. I recently finished this AMT 1/48 scale Douglas BD-2 (A20) Havoc. It is based on a photo of an actual aircraft (Bu 7095). The Navy took possession of several A20's from the Army and used them for target tugs[...]