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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.

British Phantoms

I wasn't looking for this but I couldn't pass it up, an excellent over view of the F-4 in British service, with great photos and phacts about the Phantom. published by Key Ltd. 98 pages soft cover. A great reference for the Airfix new kit or any[...]

Random award prize!

Having selected the Defiant for my award, Martin said there'd be a bonus included. and what a bonus! I'd like to thank all that make this site great! I have now in the Defiant a great selection for the RAF build.

Scoooore!

Just when I thought I was safe, it pulls me back in again[armor builds]. The right scale, the right subjects, the right price, more or less, from the net. The Tarkus line continues.

Curtiss Helldiver SBC-4,1/72 Heller

I was reluctant in building this, knowing that I wouldn't be able to rig it, my manual dexterity not what it used to be. but It's been in my stash for so long. It's done up as in the overall light grey of 1941, of a craft from Scouting three. I[...]

Bandai, 1/48, M13 Gun carriage,half-track, Tarkas IV

I always had a soft spot for the US halftrack, not being an armour guy I limit my ventures to 1/48. I picked this up at a model show on the cheap. I thought I could build it for the group build but found out that the M13 was introduced in the It[...]

Macchi C.202 Folgore Tunisia 1943,Battle of Kasserine Pass Group build.1/72 Supermodel

The ancient Supermodel Macchi fighter, I used equally ancient ESCI decals markings of A/C #3 374 Squadrilia,153 Gruppo, Tunisia 1943 and Print Scale Italian aircraft camo. sheet. After applying the decals, I realized that the paint was probabl[...]

P-40F ‘Dammit’,33 FG Operation Torch, Battle of Kasserine Pass

MPM's 1/72 P-40F ,I replaced the kit's vacuform canopy assy. with one from a hasegawa 'E' kit. Used kit decals of Dammit , one of the P-40's of the 33FG ferried to North Africa on the USS Chenango CVE-28,To take part in Operation Torch. Dec. 194[...]

1/72 Hawk 75, frankenstien conversion.

Combining the unused landing gear from my Ryan float plane kit, With one of my dads survivors- a Monogram P-36, and with decals from Print Scales f8f sheet. We have[more or less] a Hawk 75 of Thailand of which they bought about 25.

F9F-2 Panther,VF-31 USS Leyte,Year of the Cat,1/72 Hasegawa

Not another Panther? Yes, Killing two birds with one cat, I add to the group build and further presenting VF-31aircraft, used since WW 2. I used the latest Hasegawa boxing, It's still a great little kit, I got the Felix emblem from Print Scales[...]

Tupolev Tu-95 Bear D, DML 1/200

Maritime recon. version of the Bear, Caused the carriers I was on to launch many an Alert Five while cruising the Med. or transiting the Atlantic.