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Monogram B-17 Flying Fortress, “The Swoose -1944 Model” 1/48th

Well my first completion of the new year, and one that I have been working on for a longer period of time than I would like to admit. I did a build blog in the Aircraft work in progress . I could have just as easily done it in the SOD build g[...]

Monogram 1/48 F-80s from the shelf of doom…

Original edition of the venerable Monogram F-80 Shooting Stars. I started these two back in the early 80s with he intention of building Minimum and Maximum Goose. I finally finished them using and old set of Aeromaster decals and Model Master [...]

The First “Bulldog”

Another busy roadbuilding season is at an end and my "essential worker" status is on hold until spring, therefore it is back to the modelling studio for a few months. I present to you my very first paid "commission build"! My well liked fleet su[...]

1991 Desert Storm Air War. 30 Years ago today. Monogram 1/48 F-117 “High Tech” kit Toxic Avenger

Hard to believe this event happened 30 years ago............. but it did. Time sure flies, and it flies by even quicker the older you get. 30 years ago today I was in the US Army recruiter’s office filling out paperwork trying to get back in……[...]

My 2020 builds…

2020 was an odd one for me. After 33 years, my airline job succumbed to the virus and I decided to retire rather than wait it out or take a furlough / layoff and risk losing my benefits. I second guessed that decision for quite a while, but in[...]

Martian War Machine, 1953. 1/48 Pegasus, imodeler at the movies.

This is Pegasus's Martian War Machine 1/48, from the 1953 movie War of the Worlds. A very simple kit to build, I included a bit of a diorama also. If I had the skill set would have wired the machined. David Leigh-Smith started this group build [...]

British Typhoon

A very nice model by Monogram that I built back in 2007. I wonder if the kit is still out there as it was a joy to put together. All I really wanted to post was the first two photo's showing how I applied two colors of paint on the spinner. I us[...]

1/48 Monogram T-6 Mosquito Korea: The Forgotten War GB

History The 6147th Tactical Control Group originated at Taejon, South Korea, within the "operations section" of the Joint Operations Center. Three pilots, and two Stinson L-5 Sentinels, were assigned as airborne forward air controllers. On 9 Ju[...]

The saga of 63-7544, F-4C, 1/72 Revell/Monogram.

F-4C-19-MC BuAer No. 63-7544, roughly the 141st F-4C manufactured, originally delivered In the gray/white scheme and with the Navy style inboard pylons. Apparently it had a short life, part of the 8TFW, and the 480th TFW, 366TFW. where it was lo[...]

Boeing F4B-1 Conversion in 1/72 Scale

This is a conversion of the Monogram F4B-4 kit which back-dates it to the earlier F4B-1 using the RareBits vacuform fuselage and a Radial Engines & Wheels resin Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp radial engine. Not overly difficult and the res[...]