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What was your first model?

There's an interesting thread over at The Other Place in answer to the question, what was the first model you built? I'll start. My dad built my first models for me: a Strombecker solid wood B-29 and B-24, both painted silver. The first plasti[...]

Museum Piece

This is my fourth and final(!) Lindberg Jenny project. It was love at first sight when I discovered the internet photos of Curtiss Jenny 4983 at the Air and Space Museum - the paint scheme, the unique markings, and the weathering all appealed t[...]

The “Topaz” an 85 ft. 1960’s Yacht

My Covid 19 project (everyone has one) was to convert an old Lindberg Coastal Patrol Boat (USCG) into something a little different. I had already done the original version (50's), and a PG Patrol Motor Gunboat (70's) , and had a spare kit t[...]

S.S. Venture at Scull island, Lindberg Q ship.

This is Round 2's reissue of the old Lindberg Q ship kit. I made it into a tramp steamer resembling the ship seen in the 1933 King Kong movie. It's about 1/400 ish scale. All I need is a King Kong figure.

A dive-bombing Jenny?

In researching the origins of US Navy/Marine dive bombing, I ran across this little gem of a story: In early 1919, a United States Marine Corps (USMC) JN-4 was credited with executing a "dive bombing" attack during the United States occupation [...]

Gee Bee GA (Ground Attack)

So.. Found this horrible Lindberg kit at a discount store. I have long been fascinated by the GeeBee, and this kit was like candy to me. Could NOT resist. I imagined it would be amusing to build this kit in a dystopian sort of Mad Max mashup [...]

1/48 Scale Lindberg XF-91 Jet/Rocket Experimental Fighter

Lindberg made an excellent starter kit for the "Advanced" modeler like me, so I went full-bore on the project by scratch-building just about everything. All 3 landing gears were made out of aluminum and styrene. I cut in the wheel wells and bui[...]

Jenny I got your number

In doing research on the history of dive-bombing, I discovered that the venerable old Curtiss JN-4 actually did service in combat zones, specifically with the US Marines in Haiti around 1920. I was taken by the camoflage scheme and determined t[...]

Lindberg 1/48 Curtiss BFC-2

Due to Robert Knaack's article on November third I was motivated to get off my butt, order some EZ Line and finish my Goshawk. It also got me excited to build the FBC-2 from Freedom Models! The problem was I, like many others have been put off [...]

Lindberg 1/72 Coast Guard Tug Boat

This ol' girl has been around for decades. Not to be confused with the the Lindberg 1/87 Diesel Tug. (pictured last, and in an earlier article). It's a relatively simple, almost toy-like build. The instruction sheet has "color call outs" w[...]