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 [...]
These are kits my father built during his retirement before he passed and returned to Mars in 2012, he had a lot more but I couldn't keep them all. Each one has a little elec. motor in the nose, he installed little leads to run it up by an outsi[...]
The box art says 1967 ! This has to be one of the oldest kits I've built in a long time. I picked it up at an estate sale, and thought it would be an opportunity to add a "Betty" to my recently started WWII Japanese "collection".
How about a little love for those old Lindberg automobile kits. The armored car is one I posted a while ago. It was derived from their Mercedes Benz racer. The new blue car is their Stutz racer with the Benz body grafted on. The windscreen is fr[...]
The Lindberg Coastal Patrol Boat, which I had posted much earlier, was a good beginning for this conversion. Reference material was somewhat limited. The Squadron publication, "Riverine" by Jim Mesko, gave me a decent start. The back cover s[...]
When my wife picked up a Lindberg Tugboat for her collection, I noticed the scale was close to the "1/72" boats I had been doing. I thought I'd give one a try, however I didn't want to do the usual, colorful boat on the boxart, and I wanted it[...]
I heard you wanted to see more car stuff. I am experimenting with Tamiya TS17 Gloss
Aluminium, TS Candy Lime Green, and Testors 1113 Dark Metallic Green on a very inexpensive Lindberg Chevy. This is really a (how much Future floor wax does it t[...]