The Water Wings Group build has ended, so here is a quick recap of the models that have been submitted so far. 22 members in the group built the 11 models you see here, though I suspect there are a few more to come. All in all, it was a succes[...]
A legacy of my unfinished book project that I had been working on previously is that I find enjoyment in browsing and researching historic archives on the web. Having a few spare hours today I found a wonderful photo collection from the National[...]
This was a fairly straight forward build. It did require thinking through the final assembly and rigging sequence to make sure I could handle the model carefully while getting all the fiddly bits and rigging installed. Because I used after marke[...]
I just finished this for the Water Wings group build. It's the Brengun kit with the brengun Photoetch set for the cockpit and the ladder on the side. I also took the exhaust and oil cooler from a sword spitfire kit. The paints are all xtracryli[...]
This is a reissue of the Cessna 180 with EDO floats, not sure of the actual scale, used rattle can white. spare decals.
My contribution to the Water Wings group build is this ancient Monogram kit introduced in 1957. Props that rotate, gear that retracts,and a little life boat with downed crew. What kid wouldn't want to build this. Grumman built over 400 Albatross[...]
1/72 Eastern Express, I modified and added a few things, plastic tube for propeller, cockpit details, brass bracing wires, adjusted the float struts, lead shot in floats, finished in Humbrol and MM enamels with Future over kit decals.
1/72 Hobbycraft, I modified a few things, brass wire to propeller shaft, clear sprue landing light, engine cowl and added some antennae and static dischargers, finished in MM and Humbrol enamels with Future over Max and other decals.
1/144 Airfix, OOB except for landing lights from clear sprue, finished in Humbrol, Revell and MM enamels with Future over kit decals. This aircraft carried President Franklin D. Roosevelt back from the Casablanca conference of January 1943.
Deadline is upon us, so start posting those builds! It looks like we had a pretty good turnout for this one and I'm pretty excited to see what turns up, even after keeping up with the build logs. Again, no worries if you're not quite done with [...]