I normally shy away from anything with the Revell name attached to it (old habits die hard), but I wanted to do a Red Tail version and this kit seemed [at the time], just the ticket. The raised panel lines and rivets (lotsa rivets) made the NMF[...]
This was my first attempt at a large scale figure (and horse). I wanted to build this for my son-in-law who is a big fan of the Civil War history living a short distance from Gettysburg. This is a resin model so the parts were glued with CA. I u[...]
This Monogram offering was another dream to build. No fit issues, top-notch quality, details and ease of assembly. I attempted to display the OD in varying subtle shades in order to replicate variances due to weathering, replacement panels and [...]
Another of Monogram's excellent kits. I had done the "G" model earlier and the operation of the canopy, together with the swept wings, harkened me to add her sister ship. The NMF was (again) accomplished with Model Master buffable metalizers in [...]
The venerable Monogram kits were, in my opinion, hands-down the best quality 'domestic' model one could get "back in the day". This was, of course, before the "Japanese invasion". They make practically everything better these days (and I'm not[...]
This is my recenly built Airfix Mk I kit witht the 3-D conversion kit to make a MK II. (the subsequent Airfix release gives you the Coffman starter bulge to build a Mk II as well). A very nice kit to build some may say the panel lines are too de[...]
Here are some 1/48 Hasegawa F-16's I completed during the Christmas season last year. I am a teacher, so do most work on my break times. I used the Dr Pepper resins WAR hud for the CG, and aftermarket decals for both the kits. One is the[...]
This, along with Tamiya's P-47M, has got to be one of their best efforts. If there were ever that "perfect kit", these have to be amongst the forefront. The fit, detail and quality are par excellance - my opinion of course. But I think most (if [...]
This video shows how to use a sponge, an airbrush and Humbrol Maskol to simulate heavy chipping on armor models.
(please disregard the music...)
Tamiya 48 scale Sky Raider built OOB with some scratch building on the seat.