This is Hasegawa's F9F-8 straight from the box. I used the kit decals of VF-61 Jolly Rogers, which held up pretty well, I think the kit is a 1990's boxing. I originally intended converting it to a twogar but then Sword came out with their [...]
Big announcement: Kitty Hawk is no longer S-h-itty Hawk here at Le Chateau du Chat.
I took the plunge last week and picked up a new FJ-2 kit ($50 included delivery from Shenzen China), since the computer views I had seen looked better than [...]
I had all kinds of trouble with the fit of this kit...probably self-inflicted. This is not my best build. There are all kinds of mistakes on it. I used the Pavla cockpit and nose gear well. The cockpit opening is too small and that [...]
My 5th model from Meng (and 6th from the start of my modeling journey). The work was a pleasure (quality!).
This year of the cat build is Swords 1/72 TF-9J Twogar. A bit of a challenge to build[for me] no locating pins, kind of soft plastic, ill fitting in some places, the kit decals tended to curl when you go to place them. I used krylon flat [...]
CNS Almirante Lynch Frigate, 1/350 Trumpeter.
from generic etch Gold Medals Models enlarged and improved set, Gold Medals Models Naval Ship Decals (1/350-1/400), Testors Custom decal System, scratch from Plastruct improvements...fully [...]
1/72 Hasegawa, My first Blue Angel, their seventh, finished in Alclad, MM and Testors enamels with Future over kit decals.
I was also able to secure a copy of the Detail and Scale series on the F9F Cougar a few days ago. Greg Kittinger posted a pretty comprehensive review here, and most of my impressions mirror his. This is my first foray into an interactive [...]
As I was able to secure the F9F Cougar Detail & Scale eBook offered yesterday, I'm posting my review here. Obviously any serious modeler will be familiar with the printed versions of these books, so as to general content I'll not [...]