Finally finished this one. Markings are for Captain Ichikawa of the 3rd Chutai, 244th Sentai.
The 1/48 Otaki Ki-61, started back in the eighties and sitting on the shelf since then. The decals are from the Aeromaster "Eagles of the Ri[...]
The largest, heaviest, and most powerful flying boat in the world (1929)
This is my only made diorama, still, that I've finished just a year ago.
Dornier Do X in 1/144 scale. built by old Otaki's kit that I found from german collector. I no [...]
Here's a few pictures of a kit I built as a kid. This model has somehow survived over all of these years....................
Here's the background on the build:
Some dates in time, (for some unknown reason), just seem to stick with you. T[...]
I posted several photos of the Eduard Weekend Edition Hellcat II a couple of years ago when I built it. I added resin wheels, straps for the drop tank from scrap p/e, and p/e belts. This is the best Hellcat kit available today. Very enjoyable[...]
A few of the F6F Hellcat models I've built over the years. All are 1:48 scale and they list as follows:
1st two pictures are Otaki's F6F-3/5 kit, built as a -3, flown by Lt. Alex Vraciu of VF-6, off USS Intrepid, (CV-11) Feb 1944.
2nd two, ar[...]
one for my bucket list...always wanted to build one of these...Al Vraciu...like cashew with a V
An old kit from the 1970s, but went together very well. No putty or filler needed anywhere.
Painted with Gunze-Sangyo acrylics, and markings are from an old Cutting Edge sheet.
The only modifications done were drilling out the gun barrels.
This kit has been in my stash since before I had a stash! At the time Otaki kits were state of the art but this one served to provide a better cowl ring for a Hasegawa build & so just stayed put for years. As I was about to start on an Eduar[...]
This is the first model I've built in seven years! I have been so busy pursuing my career that model building was put on hold for a long time. Aries cockpit, True Details wheels, a bit of scratch building here and there, and a combination of old[...]
Another "whiffie" racer.....these old kits are FUN. and inexpensive. I added a "modern" pilot, cleaned up the the fuselage, and clipped the wings. Looks very lightweight and fragile. The stripes are painted over decals, copied from a Hasegaw[...]