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 to bui[...]
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 on near[...]
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 gear a[...]
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. Parts [...]
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 reco[...]
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 from [...]
I can hear Bernie now Not a Marine diorama
This is special build for my friend and his colection. The kit is avegare quality, big advantage is perfect fitting of all parts and clear instruction sheet, plus there is full buffet of weapons you can put on.
The kit offers also opening of som[...]
After completing my Iwo Jima diorama for the customer, I had three DML Marines sets left over with various original parts, i.e. Guadalcanal with all the figures intact and a mix of all the remaining two sets with lots of left over arms, etc. I t[...]