Before Spitfirepalooza, there was “I Like Jugs.” My 1/72 Spitfire collection is a bit larger than my P-47 one but, my 1/48 P-47 collection wins (for now, those Eduard overtrees I just bought will turn the tide when done). This is Hasegawa kit. I[...]
After squadron (and Air Force) transfer, "The Ole Cock III" (seen here, a beautiful work from Chuck Villanueva : became this wolf-headed beauty...Hasegawa 1/48 kit...hope you like it.
My son was nicknamed bug when young so "The Bug" was a must build for me!
Superscale decals and Ultracast wheels and seat
Tamiya / Mr Hobby paints, Future Gloss and Xtracyrlix Flat
405th Fighter Group, 510th Figh[...]
Tamiya 1/48 kit, built OOB with the exception of Eduard seat harness. Gunze-Sangyo aqueous acrylics used. SuperScale decals.
P-47 Thunderbolt 42-27181 coded 2Z-D. White theater recognition cowl band. John Drummond held the rank of captain and p[...]
This was a fun build! I've never had much luck with Academy's decals, so when I found the cool Hawaii ANG sheet, I was set.
Although maybe basic by some standards, I think the cockpit builds up nicely after a wash and drybrushing. Same with t[...]
an old Monogram Razorback,finally finished as a British Thunderbolt.
Hope you like it.
This is the old Monogram kit. Originally released in 1967, I built this one from a 1993 reissue. I robbed the big Lockheed wing tanks from a Tamiya kit, and relocated one bomb to the centerline station. The big fuel tanks are a common sight o[...]
This is my latest off the bench and one that gave me lots of problems. Most if not all of the issues were self inflicted. The kit supplied cockpit is OK but wanting more I found a True Detail set a.k.a. Victor, that I was really happy with and [...]
This is the 43 year old Monogram “Razorback” that was based on their 1967 “Bubbletop” kit. I found this original 1977 issue of the kit at a recent show and bought it for $5. The deal of the century! I realized while building it that it is the[...]
Latest off the bench is LTC Robert Rowland's "Miss Mutt" which also carried the marking Pride of Lodi, Ohio. Rowland's birth place was in fact Lodi, Ohio, where he was born in 1917. He graduated in 1935 and then attended Ohio State University an[...]