I have a certain fondness for radial engines. This is understandable, seeing as how most of my 2700 hours was spent behind or alongside one or more of these mechanical masterpieces of aeronautical technology. This prompted me to purchase sever[...]
As you can see I am a simple builder, nothing fancy out of the box no weathering. I also build model rockets, balsa airplanes and older plastic model kits. I like these old kits because I can pick them up pretty cheap and they are what I used [...]
Finished this model a couple of weeks ago and just now getting around to posting it. Picked this old Monogram kit up at of all places a model train show for $5. After I purchased it wondered what I was going to do with it. Consequently, I purcha[...]
Subject: the story so far........
The year is 1949, and the Goodyear Trophy Races, are at their peak, with speed records being set almost weekly.
The "stars" of the "show" are what's now known as the "Goodyear Midgets"
Tony LeVier, a test pil[...]
well here she is my 1974 issue Monogram TBD-1. I painter her as a bomber from the USS Yorktown at the Battle of the Coral Sea. Scratchbuilt seats and interior details, Eduard seat belts. One of the interesting things I discovered while buildi[...]
When I was a very early teen I was into control line flying models. I began building and flying models and belonged to a flying club called the "Aerobats". We got together, young and old, and built and flew control line. I continued to do so unt[...]
With all of the excitement this week about the Lexington find, I was inspired to dig into my deep storage facility in search of the blue/gray VT-8 TBD you see here. I ‘ve built five of these kits since they came out in 1974. The blue one is num[...]
This Monograms A-H1F cobra in Operation Desert Storm colors. You might recognize this from my fathers AH-1F. We used the same decals and kit but I cut out the canopy door on the gunners seat so you can see the interior. I had a lot of fun with [...]
I just cannot build enough F4U's, especially the later version models such as this "-5N". This particular model was sitting in my stash for over 10 years. I had passed it over many times because it was just a "Monogram" kit and did not give it[...]
I've been wanting to do a Panther for a while. I had a stillborn attempt back when I was in high school when the kit first came out. I was impressed at how well it went together and have always wanted to try again. I had a few troubles with thi[...]