I bought a 1/48 FM (Fonderie Miniature) Cougar years ago in my pursuit of building one of each of the Blue Angels display aircraft in 1/48. In time I learned that it was essentially a Monogram 1/48 Panther kit that had been modified [...]
So, years ago I invested in a Collect-Aire 1/48 F9F-8... At the time, the only 1/48 kits around of the F9F-8 were the Lodella/Revell kit (1/50) and the FM kit. I actually got both (then sold the Lodella/Revell), but later I learned about [...]
Years ago, I carefully sought out 1/72 kits of all the Blue Angels Display aircraft, which led to also looking for 1/72 transport aircraft, then I went on to 1/48...you get the idea. Well, in my focus of getting the 1/72 kits, I [...]
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 [...]
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.