Wow how the world has changed since I last posted on here! Hope this finds everyone safe and healthy. Anyway, here is my latest build. The masterful super kit by Tamiya of the Douglas F4D-1 Skyray, in 1/72. I choose to paint mine in a s[...]
We all run into those kits that for one reason or another turns into a challenge to complete and takes much longer than anticipated. Well this one turned out to be one of those for me. I won’t bore you with the details except to say that Walthe[...]
First build for 2018. I would have had on e finished back in December of 2017 but it was scraped back to some major issues i had. This is OOB except for the Furball decals. Model finished with Tamiya paints and Mig washes . Hope you all enjoy :)[...]
It's hard to believe this kit has now been out for 18 years.
The Douglas F4D-1 Skyray was the first Navy fighter capable of that could exceed Mach 1 in level flight. It was the first carrier-based fighter to hold the world's absolute speed re[...]
This is my second Tamiya kit to finish and it was well-engineered and thoughtfully designed. I started this Skyray about three years ago, only to put it aside about half finished. I returned to it about a month ago and pronounced it finished l[...]
The Douglas F4D-1 Skyray was the first Navy fighter capable of that could exceed Mach 1 in level flight. It was the first carrier-based fighter to hold the world's absolute speed record, and was the last fighter built by the Douglas Aircraft C[...]
F4D-1's of VF-141 "Iron Angels" were aboard USS Bon Homme Richard CVA-31 during the time I was aboard in 1957-58. They came aboard in June for a West Pac cruise. This was the first deployment of a West coast squadron equipped with F4D-1's. Durin[...]