Retired transit worker from NYCT. ,phormer phantom phixer f4j, low tech,low budget modeler. mostly a/c.
Probably the last time US Navy Hellcats were used in combat. Used as crude surface to surface missiles, launched from Boxer CV 21,against targets in 1952 during the Korean war, loaded with a large bomb. The F6F-5K's carried a TV camera pod under[...]
Another obscure kit from the cheap seats. I found this in a hobby shop which sells older kits. Lodela's/Revell 1/72 Nakajima Rufe, the kit date backs to the late seventies and it's supposed to be Frog molds. A very basic kit, more basic then t[...]
Another moldy oldie, Originally I wanted to use the kit decals of 4th TFW, but they were mostly unusable. I decided to do an early NJANG pre SEA scheme. Besides spare decals I also used home made decals for the tail number for aircraft 75783 ,c[...]
On that day 134 sailor were killed on board Forrestal in a fire caused by a miss fired zuni rocket and aggravated by ancient ordinance cooking off in the resulting fire and explosions. The bronze plaque with the names of the dead once hung the h[...]
This is Monograms issue of Aurora's I-19, It's considered one of the better detailed of the Aurora submarines, it went together well. the scale is supposed to be 1/275. I added Das Boot 505,another Mon/Aurora box scale, an older build. The I-19[...]
Phor all you Phantom lovers
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.
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.
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[...]
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 '[...]