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Eject! Eject! Eject! Jolly Rogers F-14A continues

Chuck has an excellent review of this kit today, and I can tell you it builds like a dream. One area it needs attention from though is the seats. I bought Eduard Brassin seats, modified the cushions to the non-ribbed type, added a few missing [...]

Tamiya Grumman F-14A Tomcat, 1/48th in Review

The iconic F-14 has been retired since 2006 from USN service. 13 years ago, doesn't feel that way. Iran still flies the few they have left. And here is the "new " Tamiya F-14A kit, and yet it has been out into our hot little hands since 2[...]

Monogram/Revell 1:48 A-6E Intruder

A-6E of VA-115 (Eagles), Atsugi Naval Air Station, 1996. I saw the movie, Flight of the Intruder, in 1991 and I was immediately hooked on the A-6. Yeah, it was a cheesy movie with over the top lines but the real history underlining the movie i[...]

Grumman F-14A Tomcat; VF-41 Black Aces (FineMolds 1:72)

F-14 Tomcat doesn’t need special introduction. Being the main star of a Top Gun movie, the aircraft was designed in late 1960’s after the failed F-111B project. Featuring twin tails, twin widely spaced engines and swing-wings, this fleet defe[...]

Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat 1/48 Tamiya Kit

F4F Wildcat depicts an Aircraft used for carrier qualification aboard USS Tripoli ( CVE 64) while on a shake down Cruise in late 1943.

F6F-5K Hellcat + XAAM-N-2 Sparrow I (1/144 Platz)

Here we are in late 1940s / early 1950s, Point Mugu Test Center - Naval Air Station west of Los Angeles. First Sparrow, named XAAM-N-2 (X for experimental, A for air launched, another A for air target, M for missile, N as Navy and 2 - well - num[...]

Hobby Boss 1:48 Scale, F4F-3 (Early) “Wildcat”

Hey Folks, It's been awhile since I last posted, but I have been busy building a lot. It's been a regular, "Fighter-Pa-Loozah" here on the Island and I have managed to finish a couple kits, This HB kit is not a bad model. In fact, in my opin[...]

Tomcat continues

One thing I must say about Tamiya, really they know how to engineer a kit. The cockpit is a marvel of simplicity. Just enough detail where aftermarket is not really needed. I did tone down the decals for the screen displays, as really if the [...]

F6F-3 Hellcat Eduard Weekend 1 /48

Hola a todos!!! Después de bastante tiempo sin publicar en i Modeler, por fin he terminado este modelo. Es un Hellcat que he montado al mismo tiempo que estoy dando un curso de pintura sobre este avión. No ha sido un modelo complicado de montar[...]

Arghhhhh thar be Bones a comin’ fer ya

I first encountered the F-14 Tomcat in The Mediterranean as an Airman Apprentice assigned to the Line Division of "Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron One Hundred Twenty Four" VAW-124 the world famous "Bear Aces". It was at night, I had nev[...]