Retired transit worker from NYCT. ,phormer phantom phixer f4j, low tech,low budget modeler. mostly a/c.
This is Pegasus's Martian War Machine 1/48, from the 1953 movie War of the Worlds. A very simple kit to build, I included a bit of a diorama also. If I had the skill set would have wired the machined. David Leigh-Smith started this group build [...]
One of 46 Knox class destroyer escort/ fast frigate. The Kirk was commissioned in the early seventies and later transferred to Taiwan in the mid nineties. It took part in the evacuation of South Vietnamese refugees in 1975. I picked this up bec[...]
This is a Eduards over tree kit, no decals no PE, perfect, I didn't need the kit decals and I don't do PE to well. The markings are of a F6F-5N of the Navy Reserve stationed at NAS Floyd Bennett Field Brooklyn NY. 1949. There is a bit of a co[...]
www.dailymotion.com/video/x2nm09b Thank goodness they never used this.
Swords 1/72 TBM-3R Avenger, COD, Carrier on board delivery. The Navy Converted a number of Avengers to be used as transport of people and supplies to the fleet. Carrying up to six passengers, and cargo or stretchers in the bomb bay. Built out of[...]
Done up to represent vehicles used in Desert Storm Rocos M109 155mm SPF and a M548 support vehicle. The diesel engine and flat car represents Army reserve railway units that staged army equipment at ports for shipment overseas.
I didn't plan on building the tractor, having used the trailer for a previous build, modifying it to suit. My stash is actually down to three kits, I figure to deplete it altogether and build as I buy. I didn't want to leave this one behind.
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]