Monograms venerable Phantom kit, using decals from Airfix's old F-4 kit. This is an older build, I still have one left I my stash plus a Fujimi photo bird.
In my stash were some P-39 decals depicting an Airacobra flown by a 2Lt Bill Fiedler, who had the distinction of being the only American Ace to claim all 5 victories flying the P-39. Being a history buff I was curious as to what happened to him[...]
This is "recycled" kit, made almost 15 years ago. It collected vast amount of dust over time and I was thinking of throwing it away considering the shape it was in, but finally I decided to give it a try; after showering the dust away, I peeled [...]
Here's a short article about a build that I did a long, long time ago...............
This one was special to me, since it was my very first attempt at using Bare Metal Foil if memory serves me correctly. It's the old Monogram kit that was re-b[...]
This is a golden oldie that I built shortly after my return to the hobby back in the mid to later 1990's.
Back then I didn't have access to the internet, and I mainly relied on books that I had gathered. I frequently followed the build and ma[...]
I had this kit in my stash for some time. I bought a Cutting Edge engine correction set for it, and didn't think about building it until I saw the release of the Eduard BF110G-2 kit. The boxing I bought was the Wespen release, which comes with a[...]
I always like to share what I am starting in on next, so here it is. This will be my 3rd Monogram kit in a row! I picked up this original issue F-102 at Skyway Hobbies in Seattle. Great shape, molds are super clean and it was less than the cu[...]
My latest effort is the old, but solid, Monogram 1/48 F-8E Crusader.
This classic from Monogram features average fit, with (mostly) accurate outlines and shapes. It has raised panel lines, which also appear accurate compared to drawings and pho[...]
Here is my Monogram 1/48 OA-4M. The kit has been around for years- I thought it odd that they released an OA-4M before a TA-4F or J, but maybe the weapons for a FAC role was what they thought would sell the kit? One curiosity of the Monogram OA-[...]
I have always had an interest in Portuguese aircraft, as my parents are both from the Acores. This diorama was built as a curiosity for my dad, as he had always seen me building kits from my early teens up until I left the house when I got marri[...]