Tamiya kit with Two Bobs decals and kit weapons with afterburner decals for the weapons and pods.
Hasagawa 48 scale T-2 Aggressor finished OOB with kit decals. I used the kit decal to make a mask for the Buno on the tails as they are over painted in the lighter camoflauge color and I didn't want it to stand off the model.
Amt 48 scale S-3B Viking. Used was the pargon wing and fin fold as well as scratchbuilt bombay details, and homemade decals for the steel beach intake covers
Another comission build for another Flight Engineer. Hasagawa 72 scale kit with custom made decals for VP-9 and names
This build was one of my first forays into the NMF finish using those buffable metalizers. After spraying the base color, I Futured the entire thing and then set about masking with Tamiya's 'yellow' tape. By spraying different shades of Titaniu[...]
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[...]