I don't normally build airliners, and I never build anything that has a natural metal finish, but I wanted to do something for the SAS 75th Anniversary Group. I had the Minicraft C-54 kit lurking around, and I was able to find some decals [...]
Calling it done. Lt. Alex Vraciu’s F6F-3 Hellcat with VF-6 on USS Intrepid (CV-11) in June 1944. Minicraft/Academy 1/72 scale kit with aftermarket resin/photoetch cockpit by Aires and decals by PrintScale. Only at the last minute did I [...]
I wanted to try the Zimmerit stickers from Tamiya and see if I can avoid using putty. The result turned out to be better than expected. As the stickers are for Tamiya kits, there was some misalignment, but it wasn't difficult to fix. You [...]
Fresh off the workbench is Minicraft's gem-of-a-kit, that is, their Long-Nose XF5F... schemed-out in a what-if 1943 Tri-tone Blue. This is my third Navy whiffer and I can say I'm happy with the slightly esoteric and (for me anyway) [...]
QANTAS obtained 4 EX-RAF Consolidated LB-30 Liberators from BOAC in 1944 to supplement the Catalinas servicing the Kangaroo Route (or Double Sunrise route) to Colombo in Ceylon. They did the trip 5 hours faster and could carry 4 times the [...]
Here is a 1/144 Minicraft B727 build.
The QU-22 was another civilian craft adapted by the military. Based on the Beechcraft Bonanza of which 27 being modified. It seemed that if it had wings they'd find a mission for it. Flown by 553/554 Recon. Wing Det. 1,Based at Nakhon RTAB [...]
Minicraft made a very nice 1/144th scale "C-97 STRATOFREIGHTER" model, which had next to no flashing on any of the kit parts.
It's an O.O.B. model and all I added to it was some small black "b-b's" in the nose, however [...]
Take notice of my first photo and you will see that the decals are breaking up while still on the decal sheet. I got out my "MAT's" decal sheet and chose to use the other "USAF" decals, so it was "goodby" to [...]
Memories of the J-3 Cub.
There was a time during my childhood the name “Piper Cub” was pretty much synonymous with the word “airplane.” In those days, a young boy might see a C-124 passing overhead whereupon he would exclaim, [...]