Lots of aftermarket items added to this build. The engines, cowlings, propellers, control surfaces, cockpit, control panel, guns, and wheels. Foxbot decals were also used to replace the kit ones. I fabricated the pitot head on the fin, the ret[...]
The kit directions have a note that I started putting paint to plastic on July 16, 2020 and I finished the model July 5 of this year. During that time, I did manage to complete one other model that had been set aside, and also started two oth[...]
This is a build I completed a few months ago of AMT-FROG Famous Fighters Series I, No. 3955-130, 1:72 (1967 boxing). I started work on the first plane this past September while involved with two different FB group builds on a totally different[...]
Several years ago, there was a D-Day group build here on iModeler. My submission was an AMT 1/47 A-20G, representing an airplane assigned to the 646th Bomb Squadron, 410th Bomb Group, 9th Air Force. I felt it was appropriate to post this today[...]
I am in Florida, having competed in the Top Gun RC meet a few weeks ago. My son lives not far away from where the meet was held, so we came to visit. It was only supposed to be for a few days, but has turned into a few weeks. It turned out th[...]
My favorite twin-engined bomber of WWII, and probably the most iconic, as in overexposed, livery.
Relatively straight forward and basic kit-another member of the 20/20 club, and another lockdown build.
This is the AMT kit that was originally titled "Caterpillar D8H" but has been re-released as the generic "construction bulldozer." It's a great kit, very detailed, and very much capable of even more scratch-building detail. I limited myself to[...]
I grew up on a farm with green tractors, and as kids my school mates and I used to have tug-of-wars over whether John Deere or IH were the better tractors. Sometime around my early teens I built the Ertl Massey-Ferguson 1155 tractor which was a[...]
I am a big fan of the Lockheed F-104. My father flew the CF-104 with the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) from 1961 to 1964. This model features a commemorative paint scheme for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) 421 Red Indian Squadron. In 1983 42[...]
The 1/72 Esci F-104 kits were re-boxed by AMT. The kits are pretty nice with extra fine recessed panel lines and the option to build the short tail A or C version or the more common long tail version used by most countries except the US and a fe[...]