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 and a[...]
This was my very first foray into serious AMS. I hand drilled over 400 #80 holes into this ship. Most of those were for the totally scratch built railings. Every stanchion is cut from thin wire and inserted into a hole drilled into the hull t[...]
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 built rada[...]
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 waist window of "Ph[...]
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 the cen[...]
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 190.
Back in the last century I worked on boats exactly like this in the Gulf of Mexico.
For years I've wanted to convert the Monogram Swift Boat back into what it came from - a Sewart Seacraft 50' crewboat, I finally did.
The conversion entailed rem[...]
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 complica[...]
This is the Otaki 1/48 F6F-3 with a Hasegawa F6F-5N cockpit and radome. The canopy is a vacuformed replacement and the decals are Superscale. The underwing insignia is hand painted around the radome. I enjoyed working on this as the kit feels as[...]