Another old Monogram kit, with an option to build the two-seater. While it shows it's age, it still holds up pretty good, as do most of the older kits, with a little work. As I dip into the stash, I recall why I bought these in the first place.
As promised, a few shots of the A-26 on a base with her pilot. George, it only took 11 weeks this time....!
The base is a scrap piece of 3/4 oak plywood I had lying around. The edge was routered to make it look a little nicer. The concrete i[...]
Another OOB from the old file stash..... nice kit, but shows it's age.
Another oldie but a goodie ! OOB all the way. It's a nice kit that never got much attention.
This model represents the first production single seat fighter to which air-to-air missiles replace the classic gun armament.
The Monogram kit is built out of the box and I do not recall any fit issues. I used several shades of Alclad paint loo[...]
Someone had mentioned that you don't see too many of the Blue Skyraiders of the late WWII/Korean War Era. Well I built one a year ago for the ARC 100 year Naval Air Anniversary GB. One of 3 kits I completed. I decided to go with a USMC Skyra[...]
This is a version of Monogram's 1:48 scale PBY- 5A. Most builders construct this kit in typical WWII fashion but I wanted my plane to present a different appearence. The USCG started flying Catalinas in the 1930's, (the flying boat version) and [...]
Hey, can I jump in here also. The is the naughty scheme for the a P-39 of the 36th FS, 8th FG,out of New Guinea, 1943. I built for a guy that loved the markings. Overall the Monogram is still a very good kit. Particularly for it's age and price.[...]
Col. Stirm is another member of our little "Military Mafia" lunch group that meets each week to solve the worlds problems. It is indeed my privilege and honor to know him and call him my friend. Our lunch group has an interesting cross section o[...]
Here is my Monogram 1/48 F-14D. It started life with the markings out of the box, which I found out later were incorrect- it can't be stressed enough- look for pictures of the aircraft you are modelling! Nowadays with the internet, it is really [...]