1/72 Special Hobby, built December 2019 to August 2020, finished in Pollyscale - 505248, 505244 and 505246 with Pledge and Xtra flat over kit decals.
The Northrop BT-1’s claim to fame is being the proof-of-concept aircraft that led to the development of the famous Douglas SBD Dauntless. Entering US Navy service in 1938, the BT-1 introduced the hydraulically actuated perforated dive flaps whi[...]
Beatiful kit with very small amount of putty. Painted it with AK colours with leveling thinner. Just amazing colours. The only extra is an Aires seat.
When I saw a pic of the Malaysian scheme in a magazine, I had to build it. I ordered a couple different sets of after market decals (none for an F-5), but they didn't fit the size of the model. I was surprised when I opened the box that it incl[...]
In 1990, I was an instructor pilot and wing staff officer assigned to Randolph AFB in San Antonio, Texas. At the time, the wing was flying T-37's and T-38's. I was on my way back from a meeting and happened to pass the wing paint shop and noti[...]
How to use up your old car and bike decals... Buy the cheapest 1/72 kit from your local shop, then put your own stamp on it. This is the NASA X-29 air racer! Based on the legend of the Sauber Mercedes silver arrows. Maybe this could be a future[...]
I'm saving the Cam Ranh Bay post for last, so skipping ahead in sequence to post-Vietnam. Dad was posted to the Air Force Academy as his next billing, but the only reason he joined the air force was to fly (he had his pilot's license before he [...]