Retired transit worker from NYCT. ,phormer phantom phixer f4j, low tech,low budget modeler. mostly a/c.
One of Monograms early box scale kits, the copy right date says 1956. Though sparse in detail, The corrugated skin detail is pretty cool. Released several times over the years,this is the 1983 Heritage Edition. I think that there was one more bo[...]
More reasonably priced then their earlier 1/144 release of the exploration ship from 2001 a space odyssey. The smaller scale though taxed my manual dexterity. We are nowhere near the technology as projected in the movie, reality vs Sci-fi compar[...]
Although I consciously don't remember riding in this, it was the car my father had in the first couple of years of my existence. Not being able to afford new cars until his retirement, he would rely on used cars, maintaining them best he could[...]
This is Pegasus's Martian War Machine 1/48, from the 1953 movie War of the Worlds. A very simple kit to build, I included a bit of a diorama also. If I had the skill set would have wired the machined. David Leigh-Smith started this group build [...]
One of 46 Knox class destroyer escort/ fast frigate. The Kirk was commissioned in the early seventies and later transferred to Taiwan in the mid nineties. It took part in the evacuation of South Vietnamese refugees in 1975. I picked this up bec[...]
This is a Eduards over tree kit, no decals no PE, perfect, I didn't need the kit decals and I don't do PE to well. The markings are of a F6F-5N of the Navy Reserve stationed at NAS Floyd Bennett Field Brooklyn NY. 1949. There is a bit of a co[...]
www.dailymotion.com/video/x2nm09b Thank goodness they never used this.
Swords 1/72 TBM-3R Avenger, COD, Carrier on board delivery. The Navy Converted a number of Avengers to be used as transport of people and supplies to the fleet. Carrying up to six passengers, and cargo or stretchers in the bomb bay. Built out of[...]
Done up to represent vehicles used in Desert Storm Rocos M109 155mm SPF and a M548 support vehicle. The diesel engine and flat car represents Army reserve railway units that staged army equipment at ports for shipment overseas.
I didn't plan on building the tractor, having used the trailer for a previous build, modifying it to suit. My stash is actually down to three kits, I figure to deplete it altogether and build as I buy. I didn't want to leave this one behind.