This is a resin kit that included a few sheets of PE details that I built almost completely out of the box. I did add after-market 5"/38 guns and turrets as well as 40mm Bofors, and 20mm Oerlikon guns. I've found that photoetch AA is rarely as[...]
Back in 1992-1993 I used Larry Gertner's article on accurizing a Hasegawa Essex kit to represent the Lexington (CV-16) in June 1944. After finishing that model in 1993, I wanted to build one that was as different as possible, and bought one of [...]
I have always been fascinated by the Spruance and Ticonderoga class ships. Today it is not easy to get a kit that I would like to build again. This kit is from Revell, 1/700 scale and I was pleasantly surprised compared to other brands. I have b[...]
Today is the 79th anniversary of the climatic day of the Battle of Midway so here is a review of a build in honor of today. FYI, I did publish the original photo as part of my collection of PTO models but did not submit the entire review (the o[...]
Now the PT boat is finished I have started to build the Airfix 1/72 RAF Rescue Launch.
I will be building it as No 172 as seen at Malta and rearranging the kit supplied number 127 to 172. Looking at a B/W photo it looks to have the yellow deck &[...]
I have been working on this kit for the past 2 months and am now calling it completed - my 1/72 Revell PT boat.
Safety rope and rope holders are added using pins, copper wire and thin rigging thread as these are not supplied in the kit.
This model of Russan navy battleship Oriol was built with a 1/350 kit by Zvezda, photoetch by White Ensign Model and the wooden deck by Artwox. The torpedo net was built using a protective net for air conditioning ducts that I found on Amazon a[...]
Saw a couple of these dioramas on FB and just had to give it a go. Hope you like it
Trumpeter – Grumman F6F Hellcat
1 x Trumpeter – Grumman TBF-3 Avenger
Eduard PE (53070)
North Star Models USN Bofors Quad mount crew (NSA350522)
North Star Models Life Buoys (NSA350505)
Shapeways USN Combat Set (201), KAPOK Officers[...]
Dear friends, I just finished my last project, Tamiya IJN I-400 in 1/350 scale with the upgrade kit by Infini Model. These are the photos.