Hi everyone! This time I wanted to make another Corsair but with less weathering. I chose the Tamiya 1/72 one. I spent a while building this last Saturday since I had an online speech and debate tournament. At first, they tried making the tourna[...]
Here's my just completed model of a F4U-7 Corsair in USMC markings and it's not a 'whatiffer' but modeled after one I saw and photographed at the USMC Museum in Quantico, VA in May of 1967. The Vought F4U-7 was designed for and flown exclusively[...]
As I was finally getting around to get started on the fairly new Tamiya P-38F/G Lightning. It's amazing it has been out for over a year. I have been building Tamiya kits in order that starting with Ki-84 Hayate Frank way back in 1992. So to[...]
Bonjour chers iModelers,
I am glad to introduce my latest model, a very classic Corsair from VF-84, but I wanted it on my shelf.
It is the well-known Tamiya kit which is, despite of its age, a more than excellent kit.
My first try with chippin[...]
I have a great deal of research material on the F2G Corsairs that were made in my home town of Akron, Ohio at Goodyear Aircraft Corporation. My father was one of about 1,200 men and women that worked on the Corsairs during WW-II. I got to go ou[...]
Fernando Soto's Corsair, done back in 2003 with the Hasegawa 1/48 F4U-5N kit
A little-known fact of Corsair operations is that of the six air forces that flew the type operationally, two used their Corsairs against each other in the last air wa[...]
Stopped in Hobby Lobby after visiting with my dad one day and decided to pick up this old Monogram Corsair as a bit of a nostalgia build. The age of the molds (1963 © on the belly) showed as I had to spend a lot of time cleaning up flash on near[...]
The first 3 photos are of George Lee with his "scratch built "Keystone Bomber." I took the photos at the annual 1988 IPMS/USA National Convention. George taught me how to scratch-build model parts and how to airbrush different colors of paint.
After I messed up on the wing constitution, I decided to add some heavy weathering to the plane to try to cover up some of the extensive amount of super glue that I used.
This brings us to the end of building this 1/24 scale P-51D conversion to the P-51B model.
I recall drawing the name of "SLEEPYTIMEGAL" on a piece of artist "Frisket" film, then cutting the name out and then applying the film to the model and[...]