This Wildcat is finished in the VF-42 markings of the machine flown by Scott McCuskey at the Battle of Coral Sea, while shipped aboard the USS Yorktown. The KMC -3 wings fit very nicely, but cutting and filing the mating surface requires [...]
"one of the greatest prizes of the pacific war. "
As part of the greater battle of Midway, this Zero flew from the Ryujo and took part in a raid on Dutch Harbor in the Aleutians. The Zero was damaged in that raid and made a [...]
Started with the best of intentions to be a straight forward OOB build, the urge to add a few extra details began as I realized how well the rather basic kit captured the shape of the Hellcat. The discovery of an aftermarket resin cockpit [...]
This kit was a total hoot to build. No interior to worry about, just slap it together, and then have fun with the painting and detailing. I added the bracing wires for the wing floats, the two radio antenneas and the totally scratch [...]
Back in 1997, various air museums were having "Grumman flights." Out at Planes of Fame, they pulled off the Grumman Flight to end all Grumman Flights: F3F-2, FM-2, F6F-5, F7F-3, F8F-2, and TBM-3. I got this shot out of the [...]
If it's an X-Wing, why are they called S-Foils?
Fisher conversion added. Ce MB Mk5 Seat, Eduard color etch, Mr. Color and Floquil paints. Flame holder was scratched, and I did the center wing myself by removing the hump and filling/ reshaping with Magic Sculpt. I was not fond of using [...]
Built OOB...just like the F9F-8 Cougar a fantastic resin kit! Paint was Mr Color, and gloss was Mr Color out of the rattle can.
It's been 3 years since I last indulged in my obsession, I mean hobby.
I decided to make up for lost time by bulding 3 at a time.
They are almost done, apart from the aerial wires, some weathering and the armoured headrest on Nowotny's [...]
I recieved this kit as payment for a brake job from a good friend. I built it out of the box as a review for our local club's news letter. Overall it was a blast to build, with excellent overall detail and generally good fit. It is a [...]