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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.

Waco CG-4 glider on display at Cradle of Aviation museum.

Going with the D-Day theme, I think that I'd rather jump out of a perfectly good aircraft then take a ride in one of these.

One more of each

Recent stash additions.Another Phantom another Thud, I'll probably do the as a F-4B, in an early scheme. The F-105B [yes their really is a B in it] I'm going to try the kit decals , they look to be ok. Cheers.

A-4 air show photo op attraction.

What to do with a spare Skyhawk fuselage from the Hasa. TA-4/A-4 kit. Make it into a trailered airshow attraction, I got the idea after seeing an F-4 set up in a similar way at an airshow. I shortened the trailer from Airfix's tank transporte[...]

F-105D Marineflieger, 1/72 Hasegawa

What if the West Germans back in the day replaced their F-84's with the Thud instead of the F-104? Less fatalities, maybe, I don't know. I got this off the net, there was supposed to be a 'B'[ shorter nose] in the box but it turned out to be a '[...]

A-7E VA-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!