The Boeing Stearman is probably the most well recognized biplane of all time with plenty still regularly flying today since its inception in the mid 1930’s. Used by the military during WWII, the PT-17 was the primary trainer for both the [...]
Here’s my Revell Stearman PT-17. This was the first time I tried rigging with micro tubing and ring anchors. It was a tedious process but, it sure looks good when done. Better than cleaning up and painting tank bogie wheels! 😆 I think [...]
I'm nearing the end of my Navy dive bomber collecting spree, having just received a Vac Wings BT-1 in the mail, so I turned my attention to Navy trainers for a bit before starting that project. I was pleased to find the following kits [...]
Here is another hanger diorama, this time a small, ag operator's hanger. It's O-dark-thirty and the work day is beginning.
I found this Lionel hanger on eBay for a good price, so I thought I would build it up and see what it looked like. [...]
The Revell Ag-Stearman
The one thing that can be said about ag planes is they ain’t pretty. Leland Snow came close with his shark-nosed, turbine air tractor, but outside of that, ag planes are some of the ugliest airplanes that ever [...]
Typical of Revell Germany kits, good instructions with fairly straight forward parts assembly. A level 5 & 7 hours is what it is. I enjoyed the process & decided to pass on the "rigging" issue. Might revisit it when I get [...]
The Erickson Aircraft Collection Museum is located at the Madras Airport, a 45 minute drive north of Bend, Oregon on Hwy 26 near the intersection of Hwy 97N. The collection was originally founded by Jack Erickson of sky crane and aerial [...]
I have always love the Stearman and all of it's different schemes and variants. For many years I have been frustrated due to the lack of modern quality kits of this fabulous bird in my favorite build scale of 1/48, or even 1/32. Then to [...]
Too long; didn’t read summary: I no longer think I can find satisfaction in quick builds. They can be either quick or satisfying. Never both. Your mileage may vary.
Quick build (noun • /kwik bild/)
A box of sprues you grab, glue and [...]
Here's my just finished Stearman PT-17, a 1/48 scale Revell kit I built 'out of the box'. It is the smallest model I've built. the kit goes together real well, maybe it should be part of Revell's "Pro-Modeller' series. Maybe if they [...]