"Operation Granby" represented the British contribution to the military response to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in August 1990, carried out by an international alliance and under the title of UN Resolution 678. Better known are [...]
This was a special build of one of my favourite plane's, bought for me by a friend as a surprise.
The scheme I decided on was of course the Italian one - and its a plane with a story, the only Italian aircraft that was shot down it the [...]
This is a rather old kit, but did include engraved panel lines. My experience with Hasegawa engraved lines is they can be a bit too shallow to hold panel line wash well, so I deepened them a bit. The intakes are just solid blanks, as the [...]
This is my Airfix 1/72 F-16A, finished as ANG's #79404 bird, based at Al Kharj Air Base in Saudi Arabia, during Operation "Desert Storm", 1991. The model was an entry to Chuck Villanueva's @uscusn "Desert [...]
So, my dad has finally finished his mojo killer.
The Kitty Hawk kit looks good in the box but is no beginners kit. Many parts don´t fit good, pins don´t fit in their holes...so if you build it, dryfit everything.
Well, it didn´t turn [...]
Next up is this Italeri re-pop of Testor's old F-117A. This kit's boxing provided decals for a Ghost Grey version of the Nighthawk that has been often seen about in the jet's official post-retirement age. I initially thought that it would [...]
Hard to believe this event happened 30 years ago... but it did. Time sure flies, and it flies by even quicker the older you get.
30 years ago today I was in the US Army recruiter’s office filling out paperwork trying to get back [...]
This is my entry for the Desert Storm group build. I added details to the cockpit - some bulkhead at the rear deck, boxes, cables, ejection handles, etc, knowing it would be pretty visible under that expansive canopy. Nothing extra to the [...]
Here is my Iraqi Army T-72M completed as part of the Gulf War/Desert Storm Group Build. I corrected the 1/35 Tamiya kit with a more accurately-shaped SBS resin turret, including supplied photo-etched details for the searchlights and [...]
During my USAF career, I had the honor and pleasure to fly the A-10 Wart Hog for twelve years. It was a joy to fly…and to say that shooting the GUN was a thrill is an understatement.
I built this kit for an old fighter pilot friend of [...]