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Lockheed LC-130F Hercules

This is the 1/72 Italeri C-130 kit (Testors boxing) built as an LC-130F of the United States Navy. It represents LC-130F 148321 of VXE-6 which crashed in 1971 at an ice runway 860 miles (1,380 km) from McMurdo Station as a result of two [...]

Mr Goodwrench Goes to WarEduard 1/48 FM-1 Wildcat

My latest attempt at model building is this 1/48 scale Eduard FM-1 Wildcat. Of the six or so different paint schemes, I chose this one representing VC-1 stationed on the USS Block Island (CVE-21) in 1943. On May 29, 1944, Block Island was [...]

Yellow Wings...1/48 Grumman F4F-3 (early) Wildcat, VF-72 "Blue Burglar/Wasp Air Group", USN

So, here´s my dad´s fifth and last yellow winged chubby naval fighter. Hobby Boss kit mostly oob, added seatbelts, antenna wire with EZ Line, fuselage code decals were to large and upper wing numbers way too small, used some decals from [...]

Yellow Wings...1/48 Brewster F2A-2 Buffalo, VF-2 "Flying Chiefs", USN

My dad´s yellow wing theme still continues. Also this is his first contribution to the Jim Sullivan Memorial GB. As usual some glitches but all in all not bad for a 75 year old man and a 49 year old kit Tamiya kit, early 90ies edition, [...]

Yellow Wings...1/48 Grumman F3F-2, VF-6 "Fighting Six", USN

After the F3F-1, here´s my dad´s next little chubby yellow winged fighter. Accurate Miniatures kit, decals from this kit, the F3F-1 kit and the sparesbox, fuselage painted with Mr Paint White Aluminium, wings with AK RC Yellow and [...]

Tamiya A-1H Skyraider, 1/48 scale

Hello iModeler! Here is my Tamiya Skyraider for your review. OOB aside from ordnance - Mk. 82 bombs from AMK, 4-shot Zuni rocket pods from ICM and the Zuni rocket warheads are 3d modeled and printed by me because I just did not want to [...]

Tamiya F4U-1C, 1/48. The Sky Pirates.

One omission from the plethora of Corsair models out there is the F4U-1C, in fact there isn't even a company that offers a resin conversion set for this type. Not wanting to miss out on the only -1 variant I haven't yet built I decided to [...]

Tamiya F4U-1A Corsair, 1/48. Ira Kepford's Jolly Roger.

I've always loved the Corsair, particularly the mid-war four-tone scheme, and last year I built my first one which was Tom Blackburn's 'Big Hog'. A year later I wanted to do a new Corsair because I felt my skills had improved and I wanted [...]

1/700 USS Miami CL-89

This is a resin kit that included a few sheets of PE details that I built almost completely out of the box. I did add after-market 5"/38 guns and turrets as well as 40mm Bofors, and 20mm Oerlikon guns. I've found that photoetch AA is [...]

Aquatic Eyes in the Sky...1/48 Vought OS2U Kingfisher, US Navy

After the Beriev and the Rufe, here´s my dad´s next finished seaplane. The good old Monogram kit. First released in 1966, this is the "Hi-Tech" version from 1993 which includes PE parts. Built mostly oob, the thin main float to [...]