I thought that I would do a quick 1 week build of a plane which impressed me the first time I read up on it – the D4Y Judy.
This Fujimi Kit C-16 is labelled as a D4Y1-C which, according to Google/Wiki, was the first D4Y variant to see combat deb[...]
This project began shortly after i took GYPSY 203, a VF-32 Tomcat built for John Lawler, to the IPMS Nationals in Phoenix. Having enjoyed building the Tamiya Tomcat, i wanted to build one for myself.
I was inspired by an issue of SCALE MODELER[...]
Fujimi "Sunday Punchers" Boxing of their wide range of A-6's in 1/72. Straight from the box with kit decals, which weren't the best (as usual with Fujimi) and were very thick and difficult to comform to compound surfaces.
The Aichi Ryusei (Allied reporting name “Grace”) was a Japanese carrier-based attack aircraft which was intended to serve as a torpedo-, dive-, and level-bomber aboard the Taiho and Shinano. Both ships were sunk before the Ryusei could be embar[...]
The Lotus Esprit is one of the most famous luxury sports cars in large part because it was one of the vehicles driven by James Bond. The Esprit was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro for Lotus in 1975 as a compact mid engined sports car[...]
The Navy converted a number of F-4N's into drones, Utilizing them not just as targets but also to test new equipment and weapons. Capable to fly with a pilot or NOLO, no live operator. At the end of it's useful life, about 5,000 hours it would t[...]
I haven't posted anything new for a long time, I finished the project more than 5 months ago, but I couldn't publish the final process, many things were added, all the helicopters, railings, stairs, lifeboats, effects, details, etc. were finishe[...]
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 annual model [...]
Great kit with perfect fit.
I used Zero 2K primer, Zero Nordic Gold and Gravity 2K clear.
All my models can be seen on Flickr:
I have built a bunch of the "toon" tanks, planes, and ships over the last few years, usually as a way to decompress from some of my more intricate builds. I had previously built four Meng "toon" ships before and really enjoyed them, so when I [...]