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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
A beutiful kit by Kitty Hawk, I recomend it to everyone who is looking for detailed and quality helicopter kit. For $40 it includes detailed cockpit panels, colored paint/decal instructions and PE parts for seatbelts and fuselage details. [...]
By the end of November, 1950, the Navy knew that its main fleet fighter, the Grumman F9F-2 Panther, was seriously outclassed by the opposition. LCDR William T. Ament of VF-112 had shot down the first MiG-15 confirmed by the Soviet [...]
Another Abrams, this time I built Tamiya's 1/35th M1A2 Operation Iraqi Freedom kit into a USMC M1A1 in Norway for Exercise Reindeer II in 2016. Tamiya includes the Marine M1A1 as an option in this boxing. I added a bustle rack extension [...]