The inspiration for this project was the photo of torpedoes being loaded onto Helldivers of VB-2 on the U.S.S. Hornet. The aircraft in the photo is the SB2C-1C version of the Helldiver, and since I had a Pro-Modeler SB2C-4 kit that I had bought[...]
This is an older build, that is totally out of the box. I know the flaws of the kit but all that aside I remember it as a generally satisfactory build and there is no mistaking what it is. The fit was generally good, and overall went together [...]
The second Air Force jet fighter ordered into development, the F-84 was designed by Alexander Kartveli, who had created the P-47 Thunderbolt. After attempting a turbojet-powered replacement for the P-47, Kartveli and his team designed a new airc[...]
During the Winter War of 1939-40, Finland obtained 24 Brewster B-239 fighters, which were the first completely-modern fighters to equip the air force. These were U.S. Navy F2A-1s, and became the first-line fighter after the end of the war in Ma[...]
This is a fairly older model I finally decided to build last year. It sat in my stash for many years. I do apologize for the terrible picture quality, unfortunately they are the only pictures I have left of this model. The model was sold some[...]
The ProModeler release of the Hasegawa kit, done some 14 years ago (unfortunately the model didn't survive the last move, but the photos are still nice).
The Gustav Series:
The appearance of the Gustav series of Messerschmitt’s Bf-109 was due [...]
I just cannot build enough F4U's, especially the later version models such as this "-5N". This particular model was sitting in my stash for over 10 years. I had passed it over many times because it was just a "Monogram" kit and did not give it[...]
My latest completed build. This time last of US Navy dive bomber SB2C-4 Helldiver from Revell. The kit goes together rather well the only problem I have was installing resin replacement wheel bays. I have some gaps to fill where the[...]
Here's another one of my older builds. I am definitely going to have to build a photo light box......... This plane is too big for my current setup, so the quality of photographs are not up to par................ She has some hangar rash and i[...]
Model built straight from the box except for the PE seat belts added.
Some minor details scratch built.
Painted using Tamiya and Gunze acrylic paints.
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