Known as the Fighting Checkmates and as the MiG Killers, with seven confirmed kills and one probable, including both the first and the last F-8 kill. VF-211 was second in MiG kills only to VF-96's F-4 Phantoms. Not a bad kit over all. I added a [...]
Ok, maybe that was a stretch...nah...As I continued on my Monogram Devastator my Hasegawa Kate kept calling me from my stash, so I decided to do a dual build with both being Coral Sea birds. I will need to modify a 1/48 torp I have for her and [...]
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.[...]
Here's another one of my older builds. I am definitely going to have to build a photo light box......... This plane is too big for my current setup, so the quality of photographs are not up to par................ She has some hangar rash and i[...]
Inspired by Dimitry's beautiful 1/72 Airfix Mk1 early Spitfire, I decided to post up one of mine..........
Here's another "oldie" that I built many years ago. It's nothing fancy, but it is a Spitfire, and that's what matters..................[...]
I built this kit as a teen, my late brother was always good about getting me a kit for my birthday and I still remember getting this one when it was the hot new Monogram pressing. A while back I found an original 1974 issue of the kit. The pol[...]
Monogram's Panther first appeared in 1990, the first 1/48 F9F in close to 35-40 years past the Aurora and Hawk kits. At the time, it was the best and most accurate kit of the Panther, and it is still the most accurate (and in my mind, the best) [...]
When I got back into plastic modeling a few years ago, I set a couple of goals for the projects I would do. The first was to model subjects I had never done before, which has proven to be successful as I have yet to build a Mustang. The second[...]
Monogram's venerable F-102 Delta Dagger. I was able to pick up an original boxing from my local hobby shop and the fit was actually quite good. A few spots were the canopy fit and missile bay door fit if you want them closed. The undersides o[...]
This is an older build, Monogram 1/72 F-4J, Microscale decals of VF-101 Grim Reapers .