It has been a while since I have posted and I have finally finished a kit to offer. My two WIP albums haven't changed but I did finish my first aircraft kit since childhood and thought I would put it up to show my highs and lows and open it up [...]
promodeller 1997 vintage...the decals exploded upon impact with the water so i cobbled them from the the stash...didn't have too many white codes so i stole them from a Korean war corsair...the wing fold went very smooth...had it done in an hour[...]
Inspired by Tom's posting the other day of an "Essex" Helldiver, here's mine from VB83.
I built this one basically OOB with some minor scratch built additions to the cockpit. Construction was simple and straight-forward, I was given a heads up[...]
This day in history: 11 November 1944
In the summer of 1942, on his 21st birthday, Alfred Theodore Graham, Jr., a small-town newspaper reporter from Jacksonville, New York, enlisted in the U.S. Navy. After training as an aerial gunner and radio[...]
Hasegawa's "Golden Age" 1/32 kits - the F4B-4, P-12E, P-26A and BF2C-1 - stand the test of time. They are outline accurate with surface detail that is far more representative of the real thing than what would be the case had they been designed [...]
Out of the box expect for the prop which was lost, raised detail removed and marking from Yellow Wings Decal sheet for the movie Dive Bomber. Purchased in 1984 finished in 2007.
The Pro Modeler kits are pretty good built this oob of course it did come with PE and Resin so I guess oob isn't exactly accurate This is a fictisous squadron late in the war
All from the Monogram kit.
The SB2C-1 is the Accurate Miniatures release, corrected to be an SB2C-1 (what they provided was kinda/sorta an SB2C-1C), with 4 50s in the wings, the rear glass in the pilot's canopy, correct 3 blade prop, correcte[...]
Another "book project creates a model project" from TCWorld. I am currently writing what is becoming a book that looks like it will be "definitive" - "Fabled Fifteen: Air Group 15 in the Pacific War." Just this week I got handed material no o[...]