Finally managed to complete this model!
Had some issues, like having lost a couple of parts (for most of them luckily I was able to duplicate them using Blue Stuff and Milliput, but being tiny little pieces, and being my 1st time casting these t[...]
Hi all, this is a companion build to the TA-4J I posted earlier. I started it with a Hobbycraft A-4C. When the Hobbycraft kits first came out, I bought a B, an E, and two C kits sight unseen (no reviews/photos beforehand). I was a bit disappoint[...]
this is a Rolls Royce Phaeton…the old black buggies in the westerns that the doctors drove…like “Doc Adams” on Gunsmoke were called Phaetons…it basically means open , no side windows…these were called open cars or coachs and this would have bee[...]
The war the fighter-bombers engaged in during the Korean War was a bloody one, a war unrelieved by opportunities for the kind of public acclaim the Sabre pilots received. Writing in “Officers in Flight Suits, The Story of American Air Force Figh[...]
Having gone to flying legends recently at Duxford in UK, and always having a love affair with the cat, it seemed only a matter of time before I made one of these.
This is the old 1/48 scale Revell/Monogram kit of the Catalina with AM decals, and[...]
Ok, first the RFM Panther is a great kit. Some disappointments yep, but really wow! Second, I WANT TO THROW IT AT THE WALL!!!!! So it's time to take a break, as I really want to do the kit justice, but daayyyyuuuum. So my conundrum??? I hav[...]
After a very long pause on this hobby I'm trying to re-start it. Have a lot of kits still on their original boxes, different types and scales.
I'm now assembling and painting the model listed on the title (and at the same time starting also the[...]
The final display, upon which all three kits are nested, needed to be planned to be separated for transport.
My initial idea was a circle with a chevron cut out to resemble the wall at the actual location in D.C. The base would cut into sectio[...]
I wanted to render the last kit as the statue on display in D.C.
The actual statue is not a monotone bronze color, but instead has the uniforms, equipment and weapons colored with epoxy paint. Bare skin areas are left ‘in the rough’ though the[...]
Second of the models (all Gold), I just rushed, trying to accomplish a one day build, resulted in improper fits and the necessity to reposition the mid character on the base - not according to assigned holes. Yep - had to drill my own positionin[...]