After the Beriev and the Rufe, here´s my dad´s next finished seaplane.
The good old Monogram kit. First released in 1966, this is the "Hi-Tech" version from 1993 which includes PE parts.
Built mostly oob, the thin main float to fuselage[...]
Monogram OS2U converted to an N-1 by saying N instead of U. It might be more complicated then that, but yolo.
The Naval Aircraft Factory took on building Kingfishers after Vought was told to focus on Corsairs in '42. This one served with Scout[...]
The ancient Monogram Kingfisher is still a very nice kit. The boxart on Revell/Monogram's last re-issue is an artist's conception of the aircraft in the photo, I discovered well after I had started my kit. My interpretation of the same aircraft [...]
Hi all, Presenting a recently completed diorama/vignette.
The Story (please allow my fictional, artistic license)….A USS Arizona Kingfisher crew out scrounging supplies for the Saturday night party back at the O-Club….Dec 6, 1941. I think we [...]
This is a full scratch catapult and a old Monogram Kingfisher with a lot of hand made improvements by my own.I hope you like it
Designed in 1937 by Rex Beisel to meet a requirement for a shipboard observation seaplane to replace the venerable Curtiss SOC Seagull, the Kingfisher was the first of Vought’s aircraft to feature spot welding of the aaluminum skin, which would[...]
The Kingfisher took to the air in 1938 and quickly became the Navy’s eyes of the fleet on any ship that had a catapult. I was fortunate enough to hear a talk given by one of the few who flew this aircraft and still remember some of his recol[...]
Here is my Kingfisher, Revell (Monogram (c) 1967), 1/48, just drug up out of the water it seems. I can't do any more for it... or to it! So...Yay!
The poor old girl was suffering from a 2" abdominal fracture in the left rear fuselage and a comp[...]