Like many concepts that appeared in the 1950's the jet powered seaplane fighter came and went. Underpowered, problems with the ski design, and the prototype disintegrating in flight, the Navy stop development in 1955. There was to be a [...]
Convairs 990 and earlier 880 were their answer to the 707 and the DC-8. The 990 was considered the fastest nonsupersonic aircraft of its time. Powered by four CJ80523Bs,a civilian version of the J-79. without afterburner, and the addition [...]
What became the F-102 marked a major change in design and development of fighters. It was the result of a recommendation made on October 8,1948, by the Air Force Senior Officers Board that the service organize a competition for a [...]
As the Dakota, the mighty Convair B-58 "Hustler" is a good subject to show how aluminium foil gives such birds an absolutely realistic metal finish. As all Monogram kits, the model is easy to build and I did it o.o.b. To foil [...]
This is 1/48 ProModeler F-102A Delta Dagger (Case X) with TuAF markings in 4th Main Jet Base at Murted-Ankara circa early 70s.
Cockpit modified with Eduard instrument panel and Quickboost seat.
Additionnaly I have used Quickboost resin [...]
In my early teens I was a very dedicated, and active cadet in the Rhode Island Civil Air Patrol (CAP). I had the best time and experiences as part of this very professional organization which is the official auxiliary program of the USAF. [...]
In another universe not so far away...
Marine Lieutenant Wally Warren was not a happy camper in the spring of 1968. His plan to avoid being sent to Southeast Asia by becoming a flight instructor had come to a screeching halt when he had [...]
1/72 Kovozavody, I modified the propellers, pitot tube and seat, finished in MM metalizers and enamels with MM metalizer sealer over kit decals. built in 2007.
Another of my Meng F-102A's, this one is straight from the kit with the exception of a Master nose probe and Pavla seats. Overall FS16473 using Xtracolor - the color is not quite right but as close as I could get.
Decals are by Draw Decal [...]
This kit was a bear to get together...must have been slightly older kit because there was quite a bit of flash and some parts warped. It didnt want to fit to well either. I have always wanted to build an F-102 from the 4780th ADW at [...]