Back from a posting hiatus,with a kit which fought back all the way.Punched me hard sometimes,but it is finally settled down...about the aircraft:
And the pics:
Again, next to no "in-progress" building photos. The windscreen was painted on the inside then it was glued onto the fuselage by using Future Floor Wax, (FFW). I coated the seam with thin super glue and sanded the outside from [...]
This 1/72 scale F7U-3 Cutlass model was made by Fujimi.
It's been 31 years since I built this model and it was my first attempt to use the new "SnJ Spray Metal Aluminum" paint.
While attending the IPMS/USA Sacramento, California [...]
This is my second model on this site, but realized before the Demon. As you can see, I am very enthusiast about US Navy aircrafts, especially during the 50s and 60s.
The kit is the horrible Hobby Craft kit. I added a cockpit [...]
This is the old Kitech (Hobbycraft) F7U-3M Cutlass in 1/48th scale. I'm sure a lot of you recognise this kit as being pretty crude, devoid of much detail, and just about everything else that modellers these days desire in a model. That's [...]
well it's about time for me to post some pictures of one of my latest projects. This is a rather big project where I took photos from the very start till the finish and finally my good friend Albert took several photos in his [...]
This was an old bag kit I finally got around to building. It was a nice kit, easy build, with a decent fit. I used the original decals.
When I reported aboard BHR in 1957 this aircraft was on the flight deck. It was the only one on board and appeared to have been left over from VA-212. I have no other information on this except that it was lifted off and where it went is [...]
I built the 1/48 Hobbycraft Cutlass many years ago, and so far it's my first and only attempt at a natural metal finish. The Cutlass had a very short career in the fleet for several reasons, mainly due to it being dangerously underpowered. [...]
The Vought F7U Cutlass has always been one of my favorite airplanes, but getting a nice one in 48th scale is tough; the choices are limited, with the Hobbycraft kit, with all its faults, probably being the best one. I realize that there [...]