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[...]
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[...]
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 [...]
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[...]
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 [...]