1/32 Glencoe McDonnel XV-1 Experimental Compound Helicopter - Great vintage kit of legendary convertiplane.
Upgraded and detailed interior.
Floquil Old Silver.
Windows a bit fiddly.
This is the Glencoe 1/59 de Havilland Venom FB.4, finished as Fuerza Aérea Venezolana bird. It was build as part of the great "de Havilland Aircraft Company 100 years" Group Build here.
The de Havilland DH 112 [...]
This is my Glencoe 1/35 Piasecki VZ-8P "Airgeep" that I built about 15 years ago.
The Piasecki VZ-8 Airgeep (company designation PA-59) was a prototype vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft developed by [...]
I needed a better looking lifeboat for my Bristol Bay trawler (see my earlier posts) and the hull shape had to be just right for my purpose. That's when I happened upon a Glencoe U.S. Coast Guard rescue boat at a really nice price. I used [...]
This is the horrible ITC Condor kit, represents Richard Evelyn Byrd's expedition plane, "The William Horlick" from 1934.
The kit is a "modeling nightmare" - be aware of the one build can find on the net says: [...]
The Clippers were first flown in 1935. In 1936 the China Clipper made the first ever commercial double crossing of the Pacific Ocean. Trans-Pacific flights spanned 5 days and 60 hours of actual flying. By 1940, two of these aircraft [...]
This is an old kit of a facinating subject, the China Clipper. The Martin Clippers (China/Hawaii/Phillipine) operated from the mid-thirties to the mid-forties, spending a couple years in war camoflage. Decals are provided for all three [...]
This has to be a re-issue of a re-issue, etc. Copyright on the instructions reads "1995". The best part of the kit is the "invisa-clear" Scale-Master decals. This was another 20+ part kit that I built because it [...]
It's Coast Guard Day, August 4, 2013!
I almost forget to honor the founding of my Service's birthday, August 4, 1790.
As one might imagine I do build a lot of Coast Guard subjects (most are kitbashed or scratchbuilt) there are very few CG [...]