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 while ago f[...]
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 were avai[...]
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 on The[...]
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 scheme suppl[...]
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 fusela[...]
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 I bo[...]
I always think I'm getting more done than I really am, and was surprised when I looked back at the 2015 completions - until I remember the work it took to finish the Stinger and the MiG-31! I remember when I was a kid I'd build a model on a Sat[...]
This is a 1/32 scale Harvard built from the Kitty hawk kit. I Scratch built the engine and opened the side access panel by the cockpit and added additional detail, I really enjoyed building this icon of South African Aviation.
Although the 1/48th Monogram SNJ / T-6 Texan kit has been around for several decades, it's still a fine kit to work with. I built this model several years ago in the markings of Marine Air Group (MAG) Eleven. I've included a photo of the plane I[...]