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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.

Top Gun “Mig”, F-5E Hobbyboss 1/72.

This is my take on the Mysterious Mig seen in that movie, It's a neat little kit with few hang ups. Most of the decals came from the kit , the yellow circles on the tail were kit bashed. The running joke at the museum that I volunteer at is a qu[...]

P-38F Lightning, Moms favorite, 1/72 Hasegawa

Inspired by the recent P-38 builds of late, I acquired a vintage Hasegawa kit, where you have to do a little surgery on the nacelles to model the F version. Using a combo of spares and USAAF letters and number sheet from Microscale, I did an Ale[...]

Burma Banshee P-40N,Academy 1/72,Teeth and Fang.

Another P-40, can you stand it! The Academy kit gives you a choice of doing a M or a N version I've done a M once before . I originally intended to use the kit decals but as in the past the Academy decals in this kit gave me trouble, so I let it[...]

Teeth and Fang, 153030 QF-4N, 1/72 Fujimi.

The Navy converted a number of F-4N's into drones, Utilizing them not just as targets but also to test new equipment and weapons. Capable to fly with a pilot or NOLO, no live operator. At the end of it's useful life, about 5,000 hours it would t[...]

What **** is that. well it’s a WV-1E.

This is my take on the sole WV-2E[EC-121L] an experimental aircraft with probably the first to use a rotating radome, later seen on the E-2 and E-3 AWAC. it housed an APS-82 radar, a program that eventually canceled. It first flew in 1956. Submi[...]

Qu-22B Pave Eagle II, Minicraft 1/48 Beechcraft Bonanza /scratch.

The QU-22 was another civilian craft adapted by the military. Based on the Beechcraft Bonanza of which 27 being modified. It seemed that if it had wings they'd find a mission for it. Flown by 553/554 Recon. Wing Det. 1,Based at Nakhon RTAB in Th[...]

iModeler at the movies, Sahara 1943.

This a representation of Lulubelle , an M3 Lee medium tank, seen in along with Humphrey Bogart in 1943's Sahara. set in the North African campaign during WW2. This isn't a kit, it's a die cast 1/50 Solido model. I did add some brush paint, a bi[...]

iModeler at the movies, The Spy Who Loved Me, HMS Fearless

Only seen at the tail end of the movie and during the credits, HMS Fearless recovers an escape pod in its well deck which has Bond and a female Soviet agent inside of it. The kit is 1/600 Airfix.

Dad’s Dr 1, Eduards 1/48

Well, I did what I could with it, I'm really not good with photo etch parts . they gave me a bit of trouble, with my shaky hands and all. As I've said before , this was an unfinished kit of my dads. He loved the DR-I, It was to him what the P-51[...]

Revell Chevy stake truck 1/40?

This thing has got to be the oldest model that I have. As I recall my uncle gave me this to me, along with an Aurora F9F cougar and what was I think a Hawk weirdo's kit with a guy on an engine powered surf board. He helped ,along with my Dad t[...]