What we have here is your basic, run-of-the-mill Wildcat....nothing special about it other than the fact I just fashioned a new tarmac base from an old piece of poster board and wanted to see how it would look. Thank you for your indulgence.
Well after a move up the coast, trauma from incompetent movers, lots of work the smaller West Seattle man cave (Man cubby?) is ready to build in. Flipped a coin between the USS Livermore and the great 109 kit I won here last month, and as the fa[...]
start with this'un, a 57th FG "Scorpion", a Hasegawa "K". I believe the pilot's name was Overcash, a successful Ace. Turns out this decal sheet I used was not entirely accurate, but the skull is still cool. This Sand over Olive Drab scheme is f[...]
This model is special to me, because I actually flew in the real one several times "back in the day." "Seashell-5" (her call sign) was with VP-40 for most of her career. I most particularly remember the most interesting mission the Marlin ever[...]
Restarting a long stalled project from the "Shelf of DOOM"....
After building the Hasegawa kit, (Which is a fine model by the way) I decided to get into THIS kit, because other than the old Revell offering, it's the only 1:32 scale 'Razerback" T[...]
This is another one of my "Jugs" that currently reside at the American Airpower Museum in Farmingdale, NY. I think between Koppos and myself, we have a few there... ;).
It's a big model, so before you get into building her, make sure you have [...]
Another fine model from Tamiya. I won't go into a whole bit about HOW great this kit is, but suffice to say, it's awesome.
The upper surfaces of the model are painted in Model Master Enamels, in a very VERY dark blue, which looks almost black. [...]
Here are two other models done by my father a couple of weeks ago. The first and the second Short Sturgeon prototypes.
These are the final photos
Short Sturgeon RK787 - First Prototype
This is a model done by my father (Raul Jose Hrubisko) one month ago.
It is the Waco CG-13As. Two of this were used at the Airborne Forces Experimental Establishment for trials in 1945.
Since there is no kit for this model he has started mo[...]
1/48 Tamiya P47D
Eaglecals Decals EC104
Tamiya & Alclad Paints
Ultracast Seat & Wheels