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[...]
This is something that I have been wanting to do for a long time now.......................each year passes and I would miss it, so here goes.
Since today is Memorial Day here in the US, and in honor of our fallen veterans, I felt that this wo[...]
Nice little kit but smoothing in the big windshield area was challenging. Built it to compliment a Hasagawa 1:200 C-130. Is a 1:72 next?
The lack of a 1/144 727-100 kit in my inventory made me wonder if I could take Minicraft's 727-200 and convert it to a -100 (to depict Boeing's original, shorter version). My first attempt was a nightmare as I figured simply taking an additional[...]
In keeping with my modelers eye for the usual plane with an unusual paint scheme, I present the Mariner flying boat Air-Sea Rescue version. While as never popular or built in the same numbers as the PBY "Catalina", the Mariner saw service as a p[...]
This Minicraft kit has been around forever, under several brand names, (Airfix, etc.) It is a very simple kit, aout 73 parts, with little filling, and pretty good fit considering it's age. I have two. I had come across this picture from Life [...]
This is the Minicraft Boeing 777-200 which I have converted to the -300ER using Braz and Contrails' parts. Currently there is no injection-moulded kit available of this aircraft, with the only option being the Welsh Models Vacform. I already had[...]
So a co-worker throws this kit on my desk and states I hear you build models, got this for $10 so have some fun. Well who wouldn't want to build one of the most successful reconnaissance aircraft from WWII, and besides I like P-38's. Little did [...]
In my earlier article about the 2014 IPMS Silverwings show ( I didn't point out my discouraging realization that I had only completed 2 projects in 2014. Both picked up 2d place trophies in their respective categories. One was the F-16 I shared[...]