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[...]
Here's the mate to my last P-47 article................I built this plane about 10 years ago.
I built this one at the same time as "Fiery Ginger" as flown by Colonel Kearby. These two planes were my first attempt at working out the kinks in [...]
Here's a kit that I built almost straight from the box about 10 years ago or so...............
The only change I made was with the leading edge of the wings, and how the .050 caliber weapons were oriented along the edge. On a Thunderbolt, if[...]
An enjoyable build! Almost decided not to make the little Tri-plane, but decided what the heck. The body of the car is Tamiya flat red coated in multiple coats of Tamiya clear red. The chrome was mostly all re-done with Alclad chrome. Declas[...]
Well, I think I probably built this kit about 69-70, second run that had the Tri Plane in it. The first issue did not include it, and modelers especially the target age of 8-12 year old boys, wrote in to Monogram that there was a Fokker Tri-pla[...]
Well here she is, mostly out of the box, I did use a squadron main canopy, Eduard ignition harnesses, and a Cheyenne tail turret from the Monogram Pro Modeler kit, graciously donated to me by a Hyperscaler. I did not build her as any particular[...]
1/72 Monogram, I shortened the fuselage and removed some things to convert the kit back to the original X15, hinged the rudder and elevators also scribed the panel lines, finished in Revell and MM enamels with Future and Xtracrylix flat over kit[...]
On June 3,1944 the Japanese began their offensive against American forces station in Alaska, at Dutch Harbor. Most of their bombs fell into the harbor and little damaged occurred. They would return on June 4th and set oil storage tanks on fire, [...]
Number 8-T-16 was another of the aircraft lost the morning of 4 June, 1942 during the Battle of Midway. This is the aircraft of the C. O. of Torpedo Squadron Eight, (VT-8), Lt. Cdr. John Waldron. During the Battle, Lt. Cdr Waldron led fifteen[...]