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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.

H-208 revisited, Revell F-111B 1/72

The ancient kit gave you the choice of the USAF ' A ' or the Navy 'B', and working landing gear ,I was going to glue them down but my shaky fingers couldn't get it done, so gear up. I've done this kit when I was younger, the gear can be made to [...]

M8E2 Munitions Carrier, US Army, 1/48 Aurora, Blast from the past.

I found this on ebay, along Aurora's MBT 70,[which I have already built]. The M8 was based on the M41 Walker bulldog chassis, It was developed in the 1950s. Don't no much more about its operational use.Now I have something to resupply the M109 P[...]

TA-4J Skyhawk of VC-2 NAS Oceana Va. 1975. Hasegawa 1/72

This is Hasegawa's Blue Angel boxing of the TA-4J Skyhawk, the kit gives you a choice of doing a single seat or the trainer version. I chose to do the dual seat version in the markings of VC-2 [ Fleet Composite Squadron] stationed at NAS Oceana [...]

2018 review

Decided on a group shot, except for the Big E, and Hawk 75. Hope that this year is smooth sailing for everyone!

‘Play magic fingers, Happy New year to all !’

Just a random shot that I had taken around the holidays on board Nimitz,'76/'77, in Naples harbor. I want to wish you all a Happy and Healthy New Year ! Love this site, it's like therapy for me.

BP Defiant 151 Squadron,FEB 1941, Airfix 1/72 new tool, 100yrs RAF.

What a gem of a kit! Built straight out of the box, Modelmasters flat black, with a coat of clear gloss. Using the decals of 151 Squadron, RAF Wittering , Cambrigdeshire, England, Feb. 1941. I don't think it's an ugly design at all, they said th[...]

Up Periscope

I'd like to share with you, some thing that I forgot about, a wooden model of a submarine that my Dad made for me in the before time[around 1965] I think he got the idea from a cover of the book 'Up Periscope!' Some thing I just could not part[...]

Mercury and Gemini Space capsules 1/48 Revell, reissue

This a 2012 selected subjects program reissue of a kit originally issued in 1964 of, which I built as a spaced out kid, This time I wanted to do it 'right'. Granted, I don't recall how the original kit was. but Revell should be ashamed of the co[...]

Beechcraft JRB-4 US Navy, 1/72 Hobbycraft.

This is my take on a Navy transport version of the Beech 18. A simple kit from Hobbycraft, the last of my Dad's old stash. spare stars and bars, the rest home made decals.

FG.1[F-4K] 892 NAS,HMS Ark Royal,1974-75, Airfix 1/72.

After enjoying building Airfix's 1/72 DB Defiant, I was all set to tackle the F-4K. either my skill set is diminishing or maybe I should give it up. This build was a struggle for me almost all the way. It is a well engineered kit, great decals,[...]