My son Parker and I picked up the outstanding new Minicraft 1/700 Titanic at the grand opening of Marshall's new Hobby Lobby recently, and I'm thoroughly enjoying finally getting to work on a waterline Titanic, especially one in my favorite scal[...]
This was another long run. I'm happy to see it finished. I hope you like it...
I had the Minicraft 1/48 P-38J kit- but it sat for a while because I was not sure how I would deal with all the stripes on the tail and spinners.
The decals from the kit sheet and the Hasegawa kit sheet for the coloured stripes were not suitable[...]
This F4U-4B has all the same modifications as my other F4U-4B here on Imodeler, except that the wings are not folded, and I have used a flap set from the Verlinden F4U-4 detail set for the Hasegawa kit.
The weapons are 1000 lb bombs from the Has[...]
I built one of my Minicraft 1/48 F4U-4B kits with Tamiya 1/48 F4U wing fold hinge parts.
I made resin copies of Tamiya 1/48 F4U-1 oil cooler inlets, then cut out 3 of the vanes to modify them to match F4U-4 inlets. They have a much better shape [...]
Here is my modest contribution to the Year of the Cat, and it is simultaneously a legacy build. The former is tenuously justified by the fact that the model in question bears the nickname “Cub” (the PA-14 Piper Cub, to be precise). I have search[...]
This is a works-in-progress layout to assess initial positioning of structures. It's like working on a model of an architectural proposal with a lot more detail.The projected cost overruns of this project make it worthy of a government contract.[...]
1/144 Minicraft, almost OOB, I added some piano wire axels to the main undercarriage, finished in MM enamels with Future over kit and other decals, built 2006 to 2009.
Few pics of my Stratofrighter with scratchbuilt flaps and cowling. Show the last pictures. This kit was not easy to build and need many corrections.
I found the Minicraft PBM-5 to be an enjoyable build but not without its challenges. For the most part, the kit is nicely engineered with clean crisp parts and finely recessed panel lines. On the negative side, I found that the PBM-5 is a re-pop[...]