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@roofrat Robert Royes

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Retired transit worker from NYCT. ,phormer phantom phixer f4j, low tech,low budget modeler. mostly a/c.

Up Periscope

I'd like to share with you, some thing that I forgot about, a wooden model of a submarine that my Dad made for me in the before time[around 1965] I think he got the idea from a cover of the book 'Up Periscope!' Some thing I just could not part[...]

Mercury and Gemini Space capsules 1/48 Revell, reissue

This a 2012 selected subjects program reissue of a kit originally issued in 1964 of, which I built as a spaced out kid, This time I wanted to do it 'right'. Granted, I don't recall how the original kit was. but Revell should be ashamed of the co[...]

Beechcraft JRB-4 US Navy, 1/72 Hobbycraft.

This is my take on a Navy transport version of the Beech 18. A simple kit from Hobbycraft, the last of my Dad's old stash. spare stars and bars, the rest home made decals.

FG.1[F-4K] 892 NAS,HMS Ark Royal,1974-75, Airfix 1/72.

After enjoying building Airfix's 1/72 DB Defiant, I was all set to tackle the F-4K. either my skill set is diminishing or maybe I should give it up. This build was a struggle for me almost all the way. It is a well engineered kit, great decals,[...]

JRB Willow Grove PA. transient line, plus.More photos from the before time.

This some of the fun that could show up at the transient line at my last Navy reserve location. Then the Saratoga after her decommissioning in the mid nineties,The last,a Humvee and me.

More from the scrap book, NATO

Something between builds. Just a few shots of NATO forces that I took in my youth while in the Navy, Three ships from the Netherlands, Overijssel, Deruyter, and Everstan, a RN Sea King, HMS Hermes at Naval Station Mayport Fla. I believe that we[...]

National Naval Aviatin Museum, Pensacola Fla, Pt 2. Hangar Bay One,plus

Basically shots of more modern aircraft, that weren't in the main section. The actual name plate off the now scrapped Forrestal, and the memorial plaque honoring those that perished in the fire off Vietnam, it used to hang in the hangar bay. Th[...]

National Naval Aviation Museum,Pensacola Fla. Part one, Flightline Ramp

Checked off an item from my bucket list, last weekend. Limited photos of the outside ramp, Jaime Carreon covered the other areas recently. One note, the C-130 is supposed to be the one that flew onto and of the Forrestal in the early sixties. Pi[...]

F-4E, Hellenic AF , Hasegawa 1/72

Utilizing the unused Greek decals from the Buckeye kit and Hasegawa's early F-4E (which the still produce), I did a Greek Phantom in the blue scheme of the late eighties. The kit is the older molds but with the leading edge slats and the TIESO o[...]

T-28B Trojan NavAirTraining,VT-3, Heller 1/72

This is Heller's T-28 Fennec, done as a US Navy T-28B, training aircraft. had to remove the pylon mounts under the wings and a scoop on top of the forward fuselage. The decals area mish mash of spares, replicating an A/C from VT-3. Didn't add en[...]