So, here's my next project. It is an F-14 from Italery in 1/48 scale. As a kit, it's not very accurate, but that's to be expected, because it's just a pretty old kit. Definitely missing some riveting panels are quite simplified. As for the accur[...]
My penultimate build for 2020 is the new tool Airfix A-4 Skyhawk. It’s not my best work but, it’s a decent 3 footer. The panel lines on top of the fuselage were very soft so I rescribed them. I tried shading panel lines with water colors which w[...]
This is the Airfix Sea Harrier FA2, kit no. A04052 in 1/72 scale. Built OOB with the kit decals. It one of the few kits of the Harrier in 1/72 scale that has the dropped in auxiliary intakes included with the kit parts.
This is a conversion of the Monogram F4B-4 kit which back-dates it to the earlier F4B-1 using the RareBits vacuform fuselage and a Radial Engines & Wheels resin Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp radial engine. Not overly difficult and the res[...]
A pair of the venerable Monogram Boeing F4B-4 kits, first released in 1968. This is one of the easiest biplane kits to build, the landing gear legs and fuselage struts are molded as part of the fuselage halves with results in a strong assembly [...]
The Sparrowhawk was designed as a “trapeze fighter” to be carried by the airships Akron and Macon. Their primary means of recovery was to hook onto the underside of the airship and be hoisted into an internal hanger. When operating over water [...]
This is the Monogram kit from 1968 in 1/72 scale. Even though it is over fifty years old the kit still compares well to recent releases, featuring some very nice surface detail and clever engineering which ensures correct alignment and easy con[...]
It took me about 8 months to finish this Bronco in my favorite navy camouflage. If you wonder why I made up this scheme - this is my last build for my friend and he did not want to get Bronco in desert or boring gray camouflage scheme. I know he[...]
Revell's quite recent kit of the F4U-4 which has some short cuts and emmisions due to being offered as both an F4U-1 and F4U-4. I didn't bother with most of the inaccuracies and built the kit mostly out of the box. The overall shape however is v[...]
Fujimi "Sunday Punchers" Boxing of their wide range of A-6's in 1/72. Straight from the box with kit decals, which weren't the best (as usual with Fujimi) and were very thick and difficult to comform to compound surfaces.