Hi! I have been building off and on for 40+ years.
I know these aren't exactly accurate, but it was fun to build and play around with markings, colors etc. 019 is the Monogram kit, 014 is the Lindberg one. I hope you like :)
Here is another "desk top" styled gift for a friend who crewed on these in the U.S. Navy in the late 1940's. 1/48 Monogram PBY-5(A) Catalina.
I know this isn't everyone's style, but I like to build models that look like desktop displays. This is a gift for a friend. Standard Monogram 1/48th P-51D. Rattle can paint. NMF is just cheapo silver I hope you like...
I made this display stand from a letter opener (80 cents at a second-hand store) , a Basswood base (79 cents at Pat Catan's), some cut and stick automobile rear view replacement cardboard mirror (Walmart for about $7.00), gloss Black spray pain[...]
This is my latest model, Lindberg F-11 Tiger. I did it as a presentation model.