This is my take on a Navy transport version of the Beech 18. A simple kit from Hobbycraft, the last of my Dad's old stash. spare stars and bars, the rest home made decals.
1/72 Tasman / Hobbycraft, started in 2005, finished for the Year of the Cat GB, with MM enamels and Future over Tasman and High Planes decals, the last pic' is of another similar build. -------------
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This is the old Kitech (Hobbycraft) F7U-3M Cutlass in 1/48th scale. I'm sure a lot of you recognise this kit as being pretty crude, devoid of much detail, and just about everything else that modellers these days desire in a model. That's true e[...]
The pride of my collection, my first Skyhawk and sole Cold War era aircraft.
This was built from the 1433 boxing "Falklands Fighter"
Painted with Revell 40/46 and 65. Inside of the flaps were painted with the fuselage colour as per a real life p[...]
A commission build complete earlier this year. Not a bad kit, but at 1:32 it is really lacking in detail in the cockpit...very basic indeed! The pilot figure was added from aftermarket. I had to reshape the carburettor intake as the kit offering[...]
This was the first kit I built after a 4 year hiatus in model building. Its the Academy reboxing of the Hobbycraft kit, which at the same time looks very similar to the Hasegawa version.
The only trouble I had with this kit was that the tailplan[...]
This gallery for my Bell Aircomet that was completed some time ago mid April. This is kit from Hobby Craft, that I upraded by adding some spare PE in the cockpit and resin wheels. Kit goes together straight forward, not to many parts[...]
Yet another kit that had languished on the shelf of doom- a hangar queen that was on pause for too long. I had always wanted to build a Mig17 in VPAF markings- and back in the day of collecting kits I saw this one as an opportunity. It was a sec[...]
I grew up near a large Naval Air Station, Quonset Point NAS in Kingstown, RI. Prior to its shut-down in late 1975 I would get to enjoy the many Naval aircraft, which where stationed their, fly over my house. Some of you may have read my articl[...]
Well, sports fans. I’ve finally finished my 1/48 Hobby Craft Boeing P-26 Peashooter. I built it as gift for my wife Kathy and jokingly call it the “Fabergé Easter Egg of Fighter Planes. The late 1930’s and the run up to WWII truly produced some [...]