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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.

A-7E VF-105 , CVW 3, USS Saratoga 1976, 1/72 Italeri.

The A-7 Corsair II,sometimes known as the SLUF ,a double threat on the flight deck, with that gapping waist high intake, to the low hung engine exhaust. made hazardous to walk around. Seeing this on the shelf of Willis hobby's, I couldn't resist[...]

F-105F Thunderchief ,1/72 Monogram

Inspired by Greg Kittinger's father's photos, I decided to build an F-105F, using Monograms 1/72 kit. I tried to replicate the markings in Mr. Kittinger's images the best that I could, including the buzz number on the wing tanks, of which is ra[...]

H-208 revisited, Revell F-111B 1/72

The ancient kit gave you the choice of the USAF ' A ' or the Navy 'B', and working landing gear ,I was going to glue them down but my shaky fingers couldn't get it done, so gear up. I've done this kit when I was younger, the gear can be made to [...]

M8E2 Munitions Carrier, US Army, 1/48 Aurora, Blast from the past.

I found this on ebay, along Aurora's MBT 70,[which I have already built]. The M8 was based on the M41 Walker bulldog chassis, It was developed in the 1950s. Don't no much more about its operational use.Now I have something to resupply the M109 P[...]

TA-4J Skyhawk of VC-2 NAS Oceana Va. 1975. Hasegawa 1/72

This is Hasegawa's Blue Angel boxing of the TA-4J Skyhawk, the kit gives you a choice of doing a single seat or the trainer version. I chose to do the dual seat version in the markings of VC-2 [ Fleet Composite Squadron] stationed at NAS Oceana [...]

2018 review

Decided on a group shot, except for the Big E, and Hawk 75. Hope that this year is smooth sailing for everyone!

‘Play magic fingers, Happy New year to all !’

Just a random shot that I had taken around the holidays on board Nimitz,'76/'77, in Naples harbor. I want to wish you all a Happy and Healthy New Year ! Love this site, it's like therapy for me.

BP Defiant 151 Squadron,FEB 1941, Airfix 1/72 new tool, 100yrs RAF.

What a gem of a kit! Built straight out of the box, Modelmasters flat black, with a coat of clear gloss. Using the decals of 151 Squadron, RAF Wittering , Cambrigdeshire, England, Feb. 1941. I don't think it's an ugly design at all, they said th[...]

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[...]