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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.

Testors/Hawk 1/48 Ryan STM-S2 Netherlands A.F.

Another plane on EDO floats ,do see the theme, I actually worked for EDO in the eighties. This kit builds the prototype , I think they were in service in the Dutch East Indies in the early part of WW 2. A nimble aircraft, I posted a video of one[...]

Monograms 1/4ish Cessna 180 with floats.

This is a reissue of the Cessna 180 with EDO floats, not sure of the actual scale, used rattle can white. spare decals.

Blast from the past,Revell Saab J-35 Draken, Danish A.F.

Another one from the cheap seats, Picked this up at one of the few hobby shops that sells old kits. Forgot how basic this kit was. Added under wing stores from spares the kit had none., Added some scoops and bumps and pitot tube, The kit decals [...]

General Dynamics F-16XL,Monogram 1/72

Got this online awhile back, I think its been in my current stash the longest. Always liked the aircraft, built it wheels up because some of the gear pieces were broken , replaced missing wing tip missile rails ,loaded out for air to air, borrow[...]

Ryan STM S2 Dutch seaplane

While researching for the water wings group build I happened upon this video, hope you like it.

M-109 S.P. Howitzer,1/48.

Another attempt at armor, this I've had around I don't know for how long. It's Aurora's last issue[1976] of the M109, where they added the long gun option, I added rudimentary recoil spades in the rear, the kit provided one massive unit that cov[...]

2016, some thoughts

I was contemplating reviewing my builds I've shared with you this past year but I've realized between the old builds, rebuilds and strictly new builds that I've posted a lot, maybe to much, and I've only been on the site for one year. Any way it[...]

Fleet’s In.

First up Airfix's Rommel converted to USS Richard E Byrd 1/600 scale. Both were of the Charles Adams class DDG, with differences in radar and mast layout. Second- Zvezda's November class nuclear submarine.1/350 scale Third- Revell's reissue of[...]

Final checker, and more.

Some shots I took on Kennedy CV-67, in the late eighties. and a view of a F-4 you don't want to see in your rear view mirror.

Tarkus II, M60A1 1/48 kit bash. Kitech & Monogram

Not knowing what was in the Kitech kit ,it was supposed to have reactive armor per the USMC [ it did not] it also was a motorized kit, which made the running gear less accurate than the snaptite kits. I decided to try to make it represent a US [...]