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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.

National Naval Aviatin Museum, Pensacola Fla, Pt 2. Hanger 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 hanger bay. Th[...]

National Naval Aviation Museum,Penacola 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[...]

Modern Army Rail

These diesel units as utilized by the army and navy. This was my last military association. Utilizing an old Micro scale decal sheet and using Athern HO models I converted these diesels into military machines.

John Mills Movies,Ice Cold in Alex, Dunkirk.

A local cable station had a mini marathon of John Mills movies, first was Ice Cold in Alex, a group of soldiers in an ambulance cross the desert to get to Alexandria, the second was the 1958 version of Dunkirk. Both a bit dated but I think they[...]

1/72 Revell/Matchbox T-2C Buckeye VT-19 NAS Maridian 1975

Entering service in 1959, utilizing the wing design of the FJ-1 Fury and controls similar to the T-28, over the years the Buckeye trained thousands of naval aviators. finally being phased by the T-45 Goshawk in 2004. Revell's 2009 reboxing, the [...]

F-82G Twin Mustang ,4th[AW] squadron, Okinawa.1950,Nose art group build.

This is Revells 1994 boxing of Monograms 1/72 N A F-82G. The G was an all weather model used with some success in the early days of the Korean war. The first aerial victories are attributed to the F-82, it also was used for ground attack mission[...]

MBT 70, a cold war mistake, Aurora, 1/48

Having recently arrived with their new tanks, the crews were confident yet apprehensive about their ability to confront the new tanks from the East. They hadn't even been on maneuvers yet when the alert was sounded, they made it to their positio[...]

Identity crisis! Monogram FW-190

I recently picked this kit up at a model show, the kit doesn't specify what model FW-190 it's supposed to be, As I'm not to familiar with the 190 I wonder If the experts out there could lend a hand in identifying it. Thanks.