Here's a look at what's been happening on my bench during the past twelve months. 2018 was a bit armor-heavy, appologies for that :-D
A quick fun build to test the AK Real Color line of paints. It's a re-box of the old but venerable Italeri k[...]
This is a British Matilda that was captured by the German forces (note the Balkencreuz) and subsequently recaptured by New Zealand troops (3 December 1941) during the battle to open the corridor to Tobruk in Operation ‘Crusader’.
Staying in A[...]
I give to you the 1/48 Hasegawa F-8E VF-162 . Painted with Tamiya and MRP paints. Decals was off the Afterburner Yankee Station Mig Killers . Nice to have another shelf of doom project finished :)
by b007scott[/url], on Flickr
My latest effort is the old, but solid, Monogram 1/48 F-8E Crusader.
This classic from Monogram features average fit, with (mostly) accurate outlines and shapes. It has raised panel lines, which also appear accurate compared to drawings and pho[...]
This Italeri kit was completed some time back (ca. 2014. The kit was modified to represent a
Philippine Air Force F-8"H" by reworking the nose section (narrowed and sides straightened)and radome- reduced ("H" had a smaller and straight lines rad[...]
This is my latest build,hope you like it.
Even though the copyright date on the instructions state 2011, I suspect this is a re-issue of the 'older' Revell kit, as it lacks in many areas of detail and the pilot figure (not used), is an older two-piece and crudely molded. On the plus sid[...]
This old Fujimi kit had very heavy raised panel lines and rivet detail. I sanded it all off, intending to re-scribe. However, I found I wasn't too adept at scribing, so instead drew them back in with lead pencil. Since I brush paint, I use past[...]
The F-8 Crusader saw service in Vietnam with both the US Navy and Marines. Both fighter and recon birds served in Vietnam with equal distinction from the Gulf of Tonkin, when F-8's attacked marauding North Vietnamese PT boats, to the very end wh[...]
A follow up to the Crusader mini group build we had earlier in the month, I have here the excellent Academy 72nd scale Crusader. Using the Eduards zoom cockpit set and an Aeromaster sheet for the USMC markings. This build I was able to dep[...]