A pair of the venerable Monogram Boeing F4B-4 kits, first released in 1968. This is one of the easiest biplane kits to build, the landing gear legs and fuselage struts are molded as part of the fuselage halves with results in a strong [...]
My recently completed Monogram F4b-4 with Mark’s Models and Toys EZ Rigging, decals, and resin cockpit.
Built from 1928-1935, with tube steel fuselage, wood wings with fabric covering, ailerons of corrugated aluminum. The US Navy began heavily investigating the tactic of dive bombing in the 1920s and 1930s. Of aircraft in current service at [...]
The last bi-plane on my workbench was a Hasegawa F4B-4 in 1/32 scale; in the 1970's!
I still have it & it is still awaiting rigging...Why knock myself out on another & in 1/48 scale as well? The answer lies in the superb moulding [...]
I had this model sitting in my stash for over 20 years. Never gave it much of a look due to its age, and many other more modern models waiting to hit the workbench. But one day between projects, and commission builds, I needed to do [...]
The Hasegawa P-12E, done with kit decals for the B Flight leader of the 6th Pursuit Squadron in Hawaii, circa 1932-33. Kit was modified with a tail skid, and the wingtip lights were changed from the Navy version.
Further proof of how good the Hasegawa 1/32 "Between the wars" kits are. The raised panel detail on this kit is dead-on, comparing it with the 1:1 P-12E (painted as an F4B-3) at Chino. My old friend the late Dick Best (the man [...]
Here are a few snaps of my latest completion, the old, but very good, 1/32 Hasegawa kit painted as the 4th section leader of VF-6's aircraft.
I worked on this model on-and-off (mostly off) over the past 3 years and 9 months, and in that [...]