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Fletcher Class destroyer DD-446 USS Radford

I recently built Tamiya’s 1/350 USS Fletcher Class destroyer. I made it with the USS Radford’s number 446. I chose it because it was the ship that picked up my uncle and a few hundred other survivors of the USS Helena when it was sunk in 1943 by[...]

A “Ford” I Like

We all run into those kits that for one reason or another turns into a challenge to complete and takes much longer than anticipated. Well this one turned out to be one of those for me. I won’t bore you with the details except to say that Walthe[...]

A-7E Corsair II, Trumpeter 1:32

As many successful constructions, also Corsair is real beauty beast - robust, durable, reliable, serving in many countries can deliver deadly ordnance to whatever target. Its upperwing allowing to carry large variety of bombs, rockets, electroni[...]

1/72 F-14A VF-32 Mig-killer “Gypsy 202”

Kit: Hasegawa 1/72 Grumman F-14A Tomcat "USS John F. Kennedy Fighter Squadrons" History: On January 4, 1989, two US F-14 Tomcats of VF-32 Swordsmen downed two Lybian Mig-23 floggers. The Tomcats were AC-207 flying lead and AC-202 as wingman. *i[...]

1/72 HobbyBoss F-14D Super Tomcat VF-2 Bounty Hunters

1/72 HobbyBoss F-14D Super Tomcat. I went with the VF-2 Bounty Hunters CAG bird (the kit has 3 decal options!). Overall the kit was a really nice build that went together well. No major issues at all. A couple of areas needed just a bit of putty[...]

1/700 scale USS Sacramento AOE-1 (Trumpeter)

Greetings , This is another naval build which was an OOB. The 1/700 scale kit is from Trumpeter which is the only manufacturer to date to produce this class of vessel. The kit overall was satisfying to build the fittings and detail look good f[...]

F-4J Phantom Tamiya 1/32

Its been quite a while since I have posted anything so thought maybe time to do some more. I have been modelling away and frequently visit this and other sites. Maybe I been inspired! I have always loved the F-4 Phantom and managed to get the T[...]

USS Laffey Survived waves Kamikaze off Okinawa (1/700)

1/700 Scale Gearing (Snowman Model) Detail-up used photo-etching only for radars and handrails. And I referred to the link below.

World War II Dive Bombers

For several years I had a goal of building 1/48 scale models of all the Navy dive-bombers that saw action in WWII. I'd been fascinated with dive-bombing ever since I read Walter Lord's book "Incredible Victory", and saw the movie "Midway" in th[...]

1/35th US Navy Riverine Command Boat

Greetings! A kit I haven't seen built a whole lot is Tiger Model's 1/35th CB90 Combat Boat. Rumors and the internet have it that Tiger is coming out with a US Navy version but I am impatient and decided to convert their existing kit into a Riv[...]