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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.

F-105B Thunderchief, New Jersey Air National Guard 1965, Hasegawa 1/72.

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[...]

A day late.. on July 29,1967 USS Forrestal Tonkin Gulf

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[...]

I-19 Japanese submarine,Monogram

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[...]

Paridise of Phantoms

Phor all you Phantom lovers

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[...]