I have always wanted a Blue Angels' bird in my hangar, and finally settled on the Skyhawk. I used CAM decals on it and some Eduard photo etch. I know she is not as shiny as it should be, but I didn't want the airframe too shiny so I settled on a[...]
18 years ago I bought a model on the E Day and the wheel bay and interior from Aires. I started to build a model but soon my strength came and the model wandered for a long time in the cabinet. This autumn I managed to finish. I made dirt on the[...]
This is Hasegawa's Blue Angel boxing of the TA-4J Skyhawk, the kit gives you a choice of doing a single seat or the trainer version. I chose to do the dual seat version in the markings of VC-2 [ Fleet Composite Squadron] stationed at NAS Oceana [...]
As the title says, last month I spent with wonderful Hasegawa kit. Model is pretty much out of the box, except I added pilot figure from old "decomissioned" Revell's F-8 Crusader. The kit itself was fun and easy to assemble, only con is lack of [...]
The USS Ticonderoga leaving San Diego for Vietnam on this day in in 1966. While in Vietnam the Ticonderoga launched 11,650 combat missions. She was awarded her second Navy Unit Commendation for services in that conflict.
A year earlier, in [...]
The pride of my collection, my first Skyhawk and sole Cold War era aircraft.
This was built from the 1433 boxing "Falklands Fighter"
Painted with Revell 40/46 and 65. Inside of the flaps were painted with the fuselage colour as per a real life p[...]
Hi all, this is a companion build to the TA-4J I posted earlier. I started it with a Hobbycraft A-4C. When the Hobbycraft kits first came out, I bought a B, an E, and two C kits sight unseen (no reviews/photos beforehand). I was a bit disappoint[...]
This TA-4J kit was sitting for quite a while, and I finally finished it off at the end of this summer. Airbrushed gray but hand brushed tan and green- with brushed touchups on the gray area. I used Afterburner decals although the same markings a[...]
Hi All! This is a result of the excellent 10 part "The Wietnam War" documentary serie ( I've seen recently. Actually this A-4 was around a while just I was too lazy to publish it here and frankly I've been busy recently with work stuffs so model[...]
Jessie Beck ran the keno concession at Harolds Club in Reno in 1957
that's where she met a young part-time dealer named Dick Perry who longed to become a Navy pilot
Dick was accepted as a Naval officer and within two years earned his wings