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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.

The saga of 63-7544, F-4C, 1/72 Revell/Monogram.

F-4C-19-MC BuAer No. 63-7544, roughly the 141st F-4C manufactured, originally delivered In the gray/white scheme and with the Navy style inboard pylons. Apparently it had a short life, part of the 8TFW, and the 480th TFW, 366TFW. where it was lo[...]

F-4C 557th, TFS, 12th TFW Cam Runh Bay South Vietnam. 1/72 ESCI.

Inspired by Greg Kittingers world of Phantoms builds and his Dads Phabulous F-4 pictures, I sought out and found an old Microscale sheet that included a selection of 12th Tactical Fighter Wing F-4C's. The decals were some what fragile and had to[...]

M-40 155mm SPG. Roco HO.

A little bit of a cheat here, most of these old Roco's come partially assembled, where you add accessories and paint. The M40 had a 155mm gun built on a modified late Sherman chassis. Used at the end of WW 2 and in the Korean war. I had had one[...]

Whats wrong with this picture?

There's something in this shot that we all probably did at one point .

F-4B Phantom,VMFA-122 1967/68 Danang. Hasegawa 1/72.

'If one gun pod is good, three are better'. Primarily flying ground support missions, It was decided to sling three 20mm gun pods under their F-4's. Being that F-4B/J's could only carry the pod under the center line station, being Marines the ma[...]

PTO tribute

I only picked one out of the several subjects that I have of to represent the Pacific war tribute, The USS Enterprise CV-6, One Of three US carriers that were built before the war started and managed to survive through it's completion, Ranger C[...]

AH-56A Cheyenne, 1/72 Atlantis /Aurora.

Developed by Lockheed for the U S Army Advanced Aerial Fire Support System contract. First flew in 1967 to replace Hueys and eventually the Cobras as attack helicopters. It was a compound helicopter, which included a pusher propeller in the rea[...]

“Jinx 13” P-40K 25th FS, 51st. FG, Assam Valley India 1944, Vista 1/72.

I've been wanting to do this scheme ever since i saw it Squadrons P-40 In Action book. Awhile back there was debates going on whether it was an accurate scheme or not, the general thought was that it was not and that it was probably in the stand[...]

C-119C Flying Boxcar, 63rd TCS Kimpo Korea, 1952. Roden 1/144. Forgotten War build.

Having had this kit for awhile now, I originally wanted to do some sort of Flight of the Phoenix build, ala Jimmy Stewart, but he flew or crashed a C-82. It worked out well that the kit decals were of the Korean war. i was apprehensive about th[...]

PCF MK 1 Swift boat, US Navy, South Vietnam, 1/48 Monogram

These boats were used to patrol the Mekong Delta water ways in South Vietnam, Armed with a twin .50 cal. mount. a combination single .50/mortar mount. and various other small arms. they were originally designed as a shuttle boat for off shore oi[...]