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PBY-5A Catalina – Black Cats VP-81 ‘Nite Life’ – New Georgia 1944

This is the 1/48 Monogram kit, purchased as the -10A post-WWII Rescue version. I thought a colourful scheme of internediate blue-over-white finishes, with bright red and yellow bands, would make a big impression as a scheme. When I opened the b[...]

Egads! Another vacuform! Falcon Models 1/48 Hawker Seahawk FGA.6

The Falcon Seahawk first came out in around 1988-89. This was done in 2003, using decals scaled up on an ALPS printer by a friend to do the seabird squadron marking of 899 Squadron with other decals from the dungeon. The kit itself is not easy[...]

Wooden concept models of proposed Orbiter carriers

I was contacted and asked to restore two wooden concept models, I was told, that the models were made by Jack Conroy, the designer of the “Guppy”. Both of the models are very skillfully made and show the real talent and skill of the model maker[...]

Ferrari air racer

Back in the 1980s, I thought of doing a model of a hypothetical Ferrari air racer. I used the 1/48 Monogram F-105G kit, one of the 2 seaters, removing the 2nd cockpit. I had already done this to make the F-105D, as Monogram had not yet released [...]

Wingnut Wings 1/32 Gotha G.IV

Here are some images of my Wingnut Wings Gotha G.IV. Despite its size (almost 30 inch wing span) and complexity, this kit goes together amazingly well. It has to be the best engineered model I've built. It is built mostly out of the box; the onl[...]

The First Guppy

Here's a conversion in 1/72 scale of the "Pregnant Guppy", the first of Aero Spacelines' series of "Guppy" outsize cargo airplanes. The Pregnant Guppy, Super Guppy, and Mini Guppy were based in my home town and they were fascinating to watch fly[...]

HK Models 1/32 B-17G – the Big one!

So far so good - but time consuming to pick out all those parts and paint individually. Hopefully some of the work is seen after I close up the fuselage!!

Dynavector 1/48 Hornet F.1

A further demonstration from Ron's Skyshark of how good Dynavector vacuforms are. This being the Dynavector 1/48 deHavilland Hornet F.1, which I think is one of the best looking twin piston engine airplanes ever made. The initial concept of th[...]

USS Shark

This the 1/72 scale kit from Mobius .No mods just a good piece of wood to mount it on.

VB-83 Curtis SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/48 Pro Modeler SB2C-4 Helldiver Inspired by Tom's posting the other day of an "Essex" Helldiver, here's mine from VB83. I built this one basically OOB with some minor scratch built additions to the cockpit. Construction was simple and strai[...]