Things seem a little slow here at iModeler, so I’m reaching back into the past for an oldie but goodie.
I present to you my 1/48 Monogram P-47D, with drop tanks, bombs and prop from the Academy kit. Decals by Superscale #48-624 for the 79th FG.[...]
Had an unfinished Hasegawa kit and finally decided to complete it in the fierce markings of Lt Arlie Blood "The Bug",which was shot down by Flak when attacking ground targets,its pilot surviving the ordeal...
The mouth decal took partially off [...]
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[...]