The fingers of one hand are enough to list the representatives of an extremely rare group of aircraft: those that have been converted from a seaplane to a land plane! If one narrows this group even further to those constructions that have [...]
I've built a lot of clean models this year, and what better excuse to make a beaten up bird than a Japanese subject? I ordered this while waiting for some supplies for other projects to arrive and have had fun beating up this big 1/48 [...]
Here is the old 1/48 Hasegawa N1K2 Violet Lightning-Improved (Increased) straight out of the box. Made the tail decals for prototype #3 in Illustrator and, for some reason thought the 3rd prototype was the first with the larger but thicker [...]
Every once in a while I stray from my "keep it simple" path and travel down the less-traveled road. Bear in mind that I have reached an age where I got rid of most of my 1/72d scale kits because I could neither see or accurately [...]
Model represents an aircraft from 407 Hikotai,343 Kokutai, Matasuyama 1945. Upgrades include SBS cockpit, Master gun barrels and Aeromaster decals. The engine cowling gills were thinned and moved to an open position with scratch actuator [...]
This was is a great build for an old kit. No filler used at all, even the pesky fuselage/wing join. I used Rising Decals "Dying Sun Pt.III and they worked great. For chipping I first laid down some Tamiya Flat Aluminum and the painted [...]
Just finished this one up today. It is painted with Tamiya acrylics and weathered a bit with silver pencil, oils and pastels. It is pretty much OOB. I drilled out the gun barrels and added an antenna wire from Uschi super fine rigging [...]
It has been a while since my last post, almost one and a half year.
I had a very rough time the last 1,5 years... in a nut-shell; burn-out, divorce, got sacked after 17 years... but I'm doing very fine right now.
Well this is my [...]
An excellent fighter in the hands of a skilled pilot. A design that has it's origin from the Kyofu seaplane. Kawanishi saw the potential in it's performance on paper and with that and without the authorization of the Navy decided to [...]
Hello all! Here is my Hasegawa Shiden-Kai, built straight from the box. The only add on was the EZ Line antenna wire.
Once assembled, I sprayed Testors Metalizer Aluminum from a can as a primer coat, then I used Tamiya IJN Green acrylic [...]