Suprises can come to you from a very unsuspected source...
As it happened I visited a model train fair yesterday together with a longterm modelmaker friend.
He spotted between all scale trains an old Revell 1/32 scale Spitfire, one of the earlie[...]
The XF-88 was designed to fill a USAF requirement for a "Penetration Fighter", a new class of aircraft for long-range escort of USAF bombers. Two XF-88s were ordered (S/N 46-525, 526) in 1946 and the first flight was on 29 October 1948. [...]
Greetings fellow modelers!
This time I brought to you a rare jet from Lindberg: the F-11F Tiger.
It's a comission, but I found it to be really interesting. I've never built anything from Lindberg, and the only thing I knew from this brand was t[...]
This is a real vintage kit I built some time ago. I always love these pre-war Naval aircraft and try to build all the examples produced in a main-stream kit regardless of how old, and vintage it is. I had this one sitting in my stash for a lon[...]
This is a works-in-progress layout to assess initial positioning of structures. It's like working on a model of an architectural proposal with a lot more detail.The projected cost overruns of this project make it worthy of a government contract.[...]
Trivia question: What post WWII US Navy aircraft had no tail hook or wing walks?
Thanks to Jaime, I finally took this one from the stash and got busy. What was supposed to be a "group" build, sort of went by the wayside, with a couple of the [...]
The XF-88 "Voodoo" , first flown in 1948, was an under powered version of came to be the F-101. It was designed to be a long range fighter to escort B-29's.
The kit really shows it's age and outside of filling out my Voodoo collection, is not[...]
This is the old Life-Like, Ideal, Lindberg Gloster Gladiator. In it's time (long ago) it was a decent kit. I modified it a little, to make a "stunt" plane out of it. The prop was from the Mk.I kit, and the seat/pilot/interior/windscreen wer[...]
Designed in 1927, the Lockheed Vega was the first of the Lockheed "Stars" - Altair, Sirius and Orion - and was the Learjet of its day. Aerodynamically clean and constructed of wood with a fully-cantilever airframe, it was capable of 230 mph. A[...]
Thought I would try something a little different as well as to try some kit bashing with this build. The Meteor was designed by Roscoe Turner, a very flamboyant pilot, and was build by Matty Laird. During the planes career it would have several [...]