This was a fun build! I've never had much luck with Academy's decals, so when I found the cool Hawaii ANG sheet, I was set.
Although maybe basic by some standards, I think the cockpit builds up nicely after a wash and drybrushing. Same with t[...]
I came back to scale modeling and re-started from scratch. Since then, I've taken in a couple of shows and I am slowly expanding my range of supplies and sources. I have found these 1/72 scale kits to be a great chance to practice, experiment [...]
Finished early in the Lockdown, this was quick and easy for a vac conversion. The required Revell/Monogram donor was easy to locate, in this case a "razorback".
Koster provides a fuselage, resin prop/hub assembly in one piece ( there IS a god!),[...]
an old Monogram Razorback,finally finished as a British Thunderbolt.
Hope you like it.
This is the old Monogram kit. Originally released in 1967, I built this one from a 1993 reissue. I robbed the big Lockheed wing tanks from a Tamiya kit, and relocated one bomb to the centerline station. The big fuel tanks are a common sight o[...]
This is my latest off the bench and one that gave me lots of problems. Most if not all of the issues were self inflicted. The kit supplied cockpit is OK but wanting more I found a True Detail set a.k.a. Victor, that I was really happy with and [...]
This is the 43 year old Monogram “Razorback” that was based on their 1967 “Bubbletop” kit. I found this original 1977 issue of the kit at a recent show and bought it for $5. The deal of the century! I realized while building it that it is the[...]
Latest off the bench is LTC Robert Rowland's "Miss Mutt" which also carried the marking Pride of Lodi, Ohio. Rowland's birth place was in fact Lodi, Ohio, where he was born in 1917. He graduated in 1935 and then attended Ohio State University an[...]
1/48 Tamiya P-47D “Bubbletop”
This is the Tamiya 1/48 scale P-47D “Bubbletop”. It was detailed using Edusrd’s BigEd set and the scheme is Thunder Cals decal set number 48006 using the “Ozark Queen” of the 84th FS/78th FG from the 8th Air Force[...]
At the end of the year, it's always nice to see everyone's , 'Year in Review'!! I do have a couple that are close, but they won't count, because this article deals with completed kits.
All these kits are 1:48 Scale, from multiple [...]