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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.

MBT 70, a cold war mistake, Aurora, 1/48

Having recently arrived with their new tanks, the crews were confident yet apprehensive about their ability to confront the new tanks from the East. They hadn't even been on maneuvers yet when the alert was sounded, they made it to their positio[...]

Identity crisis! Monogram FW-190

I recently picked this kit up at a model show, the kit doesn't specify what model FW-190 it's supposed to be, As I'm not to familiar with the 190 I wonder If the experts out there could lend a hand in identifying it. Thanks.

Random blast from the past

About finished with two builds, got to get them in the photo booth, meanwhile photos of my yout. First four, in and around Nimitz 1977, #5- Me and a Sherman, Marseilles Fr.1978, #6- berthing, 03 level, Saratoga 1976

Hasegawa 1/72 T-34A Mentor ,From the before time.

Another survivor from the before time, before I joined the Navy,or before I got married, I don't remember which, either way model production decreased after both. As I recall the kit included a tow tug which I never completed, I think I still ha[...]

More from the Museum of American Armor, Old Bethpage L.I. N.Y.

This is for all the armour guys. A nice museum. I think most of the equipment runs, They're having a WWII reenactment I beleave the weekend of May 19th.

NOREASTCON 47 scale model show. Sat.April 28

Some photos of the event held at The Museum of American Armor In Bethpage Long Island NY. One diorama looks remarkably familiar, although I didn't run into its creator.

Revell 1/72 F-4B VMFA-531,Forrestl/Ark Royal

While deployed on Forrestal in the Med.in 1973 A/C 207 of VMFA 531 broke down on board Ark Royal while cross decking, port call to Malta was coming up, part wasn't readily available and being that Malta and the US were not getting along at the t[...]

1/72 F-4G[B] Phantom VF-213,Early Hasegawa.

Ten F-4B's were equipped with an automatic carrier landing system and a data link system which both ended up in the F-4J. They were designated F-4G's. They deployed to the far east in 1966 on Kittyhawk,with VF-213, some wearing experimental camo[...]

Fujimi 1/72 RF-4B Marine Recon Phantom,VMFP-3

Exclusively used by the US Marines,46 built, based on the Navy's F-4B , with the thin tires and wings[the last 10 having the wider tire/wing] , in service from 1965-1990. Saw service in Vietnam and numerous detachments where needed usually in th[...]

USS Enterprise CV-6, Revell 1/480.

Here's my low budget Big E, I have gone as far as I can with this so here's the post. I got this original 1967 issue off the net. I picked the old gal because of the full hull, fairly reasonable price, and a scale that my shake fingers could man[...]