Another "book project creates a model project" from TCWorld. I am currently writing what is becoming a book that looks like it will be "definitive" - "Fabled Fifteen: Air Group 15 in the Pacific War." Just this week I got handed material no o[...]
This is another old build. It's the Roden SE, the Part PE set was not available when I started the kit, so I scratched some detail, and used the limited old set for the Aurora/Monogram kit. The one up to date PE section was the Eduard prepainted[...]
This is my 1/48 MiG-15 from the old 1987 Monogram kit that also had an F-86. It is finished in Floquil Old Silver, with some panels done in other shades of silver or polishing to various degrees. It carries the markings of Russian Capt. Pavel[...]
I built this back in 1987. I had built a Monogram B-17-G before and loved the detail it had. When I bought the Revell B-17-F I was disappointed to say the least with the detail. So I decided to make a try at kit bashing. I used the Revell "Knoc[...]
This is "Ruthie", done from the same Bombshell Decals sheet Steve Towle did "Solid Jackson" from - I sent around the decals I got for review and six of us did models from the decals for a "group review" at Modeling Madness.
The B-25s based on [...]
I got this kit at a club auction, in a plastic baggie, with instructions, but sans decals.
I built it out of nostalgia for old kits, built when I was younger, but with an adult 'eye'. I replaced the missing decals with a borrowed 1/48 kit decal [...]
This is the model that got me back into the hobby after a decade long absence, 1/48 Monogram A-10 with a few tweaks. While being fairly well immobilized by a foot injury, I found two Monogram A-10s in my closet. I gave one to my 10 year old so[...]
Maybe it's my age, well, I was born in 1952 after all, but I really like the jets from the '50s. To me, they just look like a jet fighter is supposed to. It seems that to aircraft designers back then, there was no limit to their imagination. S[...]
This model is one of my favorite Monogram kits. Their B-25 has a typical Monogram fit of being a little loose in the fit dept and is not up to days standards of CAD designed engineered models. However, with some modeling skill,filler and strips[...]
Back in the 60's and early 70's it wasn't uncommon to drive through rural airports and come across an ex-Military aircraft on the tarmack. After WWII you could buy one. And many were bought and flown to airports all over the country.
Some had lo[...]