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Tamiya M-60A1 Plus

Part of my shelf reduction plan. The diorama I'd planned for this did not work out so 'tis an easy guess where it ended up. Therefore, after about six years on the shelf I did up a simple base for it as well as the little Iraqui guy and [...]

Building 6 1/32 scale Harriers for the USMC Blacksheep Squadron

Announcing my biggest model project to date. I have been asked to build 6 AV8B II Plus Harriers to celebrate the Blacksheep Squadron. I am completely honored to build this beautiful aircraft (times six) for such an historic squadron. I [...]

1/32 Scale Tamiya F-4 Phantom II VMFAT-101 SharpShooters

Hello again! Here is my latest build for a former F-4 pilot and member of USMC VMFAT-101. This kit is the Tamiya 1/32 scale kit. From what I can tell this is an older kit, but still a fairly straight forward. Added a real aluminum exhaust [...]

1st LT Walter "Tiger" Thomas Mayberry, USMC Reserve, VMF-123 F4U-1 "Birdcage" Corsair Bureau Number 02351, March, 4th, 1944 Tunnel Hill Massacre near Rabaul Tamiya 1/48 Corsair

This is a true story about one of our local hometown "Daytona Beach" men, who went to War, and never made it back home. His name was Walter Mayberry. He was a very gifted and talented "American" football player (not [...]

19 - 1/72 Italeri RAH-66 Comanche

What a fun build this was, the Italeri 1/72 RAH-66 Comanche Only 2 prototypes were ever made and the one was black and the other Helo Drab. I decided to do something a little different and created a What if US marines version. This [...]

...from 1989, Monogram McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B Harrier II

The F-102 is my most recent finished model and when it went to the airport, it was accompanied by another photo-virgin, this AV-8B Harrier II. Done in Marine markings, she was built during the spring of 1989. It was the fourth model I [...]

1/72 Academy F-8E Crusader

Another of my 2020 builds, this is the Academy F-8E built again straight from the box with the included decals, which are OK but not great. White is Revell SM301 and gull grey is Model Master.

HobbyBoss F4U-4 Corsair, 1/48. A Small Build Review of Sorts.

The Hobbyboss kit is proof that newer isn't necessarily better, but as an old Hasegawa F4U-4 was the first model I built upon returning to the hobby I felt that 3 years later it was time to have a stab at another F4U-4. In fact, I decided [...]

Monogram F4U-5

Stopped in Hobby Lobby after visiting with my dad one day and decided to pick up this old Monogram Corsair as a bit of a nostalgia build. The age of the molds (1963 © on the belly) showed as I had to spend a lot of time cleaning up flash [...]

Tamiya 1/48th Scale Corsair

Well while we try and stay coronavirus free I am doing a lot of model building. Here is my finished Tamiya 1/48 scale F4-U Corsair. I have to say this was the worst fitting Tamiya kit that I have built. Weak wing assemblies, weak landing [...]