Here are two kits that I've been wanting to build together for a long time. Years ago, I build the Monogram Bearcat just a few years after it was released and a few years after Frog released their Bearcat, but this was a hard one to catch [...]
After the French Corsair, my dad has finished the next French subject.
Hobbycraft kit, Barracuda Studios wheels, Eduard seatbelts, gunsight from the Hasegawa F4U-7 kit, EZ Line for the antenna wire, plastic rods for the two whip antennas, [...]
This is one of the US-Navy cats that I like really more, due to its aggressive looking, powerful engine and operational history.
The kit is the old Monogram released in 1976 in a new Revell box with new and good decals. Despite the quality [...]
I went into this build just wanting to use this kit as a practice but fell in love with this plane, it was designed to be a massive upgrade to the flying forces in WW2 but got there 2 weeks to late.
Because of the lack of it's service I [...]
The real aircraft was not a "racer." I went to what we call here in the U.S.A. as an "Air-Show" which had several airplanes, along with many other airplane related items.
Mike is a fellow modeler from our IPMS/USA San [...]
Do I have the right "id" number on this model? I added some "PE" parts to the cockpit, but left out the "PE" parts for the wheel wells. I must have had a photo and/or a drawing of the wheel wells, otherwise I [...]
My first photo show's a black & white photo that I took out of Reed Kinert's air racing book. The paper back book had a red cover, but I don't remember its' name. I just cut out dozens of photos and scanned them into our Apple p.c. [...]
The black and white photo was in one of my many airplane books and one day I went searching on the web for a model kit that had these beautiful decals. I found the blue cast resin model by "Hi Planes" which was located in [...]
Drone control Tigercats served the fleet along and well, their excellent performance continuing to give them capability to work with with newer hight-performance target drones as they entered service in early 1950s. on December 1956, the [...]
Here’s my grimy looking Blue Angels’ F8F-1 “Beetle Bomb” Bearcat circa late 1949 as it might have looked after a hard weekend working an airshow. Note the attached photo of the actual plane.
By early 1948 the Blue Angels were [...]