This next completed build has been a work in progress for many months. The kit itself is the "Reno Racer" version of Monogram's venerable T-6 Texan. I found this kit for $6, and a set of Aeromaster decals for just a bit more, [...]
This one started as a decal sheet. Friend Tom Bebout had some decals left over from his T-6 build and he kindly sent me the markings for a second airplane, an FAC bird named "Night Train". I didn't have the model yet, so I [...]
The South African Air Force operated over 1250 Harvard's from 1942 to 1995.
SAAF received their first Harvard's in October 1942. By July 1944, 633 Harvard Mk IIA's and III's had been shipped to South Africa with another 555 (379 MkIIA's [...]
After my fellow countryman Roland Sachsenhofer posted his Italeri (Occidental) French Texan I looked through my foto albums and realized that there were only very old pics of my father´s Austrian T-6 that he built with the same kit a [...]
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 [...]
For the last five years, since we moved to Encino, these guys come right overhead on right-turn departure from One-Six-Right over at VNY, which is about a 10 minute drive from my house. So I finally decided I ought to do a feature article [...]
This vignette, “Let me at-em”, I completed about two years ago, portrays an excited trainee and an old-hand instructor just back from a training flight. The build includes the 1/32, Kitty Hawk, T-6 Texan kit, using the SNJ [...]
This was built for a customer and it reflects a scheme from 1940. The actual airplane is a restored T-6 and is done up in this fashion. The restored a/c and the photos of the original show that it had a 94th Pursuit Squadron emblem on the [...]
1/72 Academy, I modified a few things, finished in MM and Tamiya enamels with X22 over RP Machado decals.
Here are some pics of my latest project. I,m pleased with the final result, but it was no mean feat getting there.
First of all, big respect to KittyHawk for actually producing this aircraft for us. When it first appeared [...]