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FM-1 Wildcat HobbyBoss 1/48

Hello Everyone! This is my second completed kit of the year of many more to come. I knew that the hobbyboss is quite a good kit, I found it at a really good price in a hobbyshop and I couldn't resist. I detailed the cockpit with some copper wir[...]

Tamiya F4F-4 Wildcat VF-6 “White 18”

This build is the first of a series of Grumman 'cats that I plan to build in time. The kit is the revered Tamiya offering with the pronounced rivet details. This kit went together exceptionally well, no surprise there. I finished this one a fe[...]

1/48 Scale F7F-Tigercat

Sometime in the early 1990's I met up with "Pylon Dave Jone's" who lived in Oklahoma/U.S.A. Dave sent me over 500 color 3-1/2" x 5" prints. I scanned in all of the photos, including several black and white prints then made a "master" CD disk a[...]

The Class of 2019: Completions, and a couple major repairs…

Hey Folks! At the end of the year, it's always nice to see everyone's , 'Year in Review'!! I do have a couple that are close, but they won't count, because this article deals with completed kits. All these kits are 1:48 Scale, from multiple [...]

24-hour build: Airfix 1/72 Wildcat

On one of the other modelling forums I frequent, there's an annual Group Build in which participants build an unstarted kit of their choice in a 24-hour period. Frequent updates have to be posted, with progress photos taken including a timepiec[...]

1/48 Tamiya P-51B

The Bebout Curtiss P-40 factory decided it was time to build another pony. Actually, I started this model as a duel build along with my P-40M Wairarapa Wildcat. However, disaster stuck as the Tamiya decals broke into hundreds of little pieces [...]

F4U-1A Corsair Arii 1/48

Hi all , it's been a while since my last posting but here we are. This is an Arii kit of the brilliant F4U Corsair, it seems strange for me to say that as a lifelong modeller I've never built one of these before in any scale so when I saw it on [...]

On This Day…June 5th.

Stanley Winfield ‘Swede’ Vejtasa’s first assignment was with Scouting Squadron 5 (VS-5) aboard the carrier USS Yorktown from August 1939 to May 1942, during which time he shot down 3 Japanese fighters and damaged 1 while flying an SBD-3 Dauntl[...]

On This Day…June 4th.

There’s not much left one can say about Midway. My approach to this singular conflict is try and set up this first day of battle proper, and let the images tell the rest of the tale. Early on June 4th, Vice Admiral Nagumo launched his attac[...]

On This Day…May 29th.

29th of May 1940: Vought-Sikorsky Aircraft Division test pilot Lyman Bullard, Jr. took the U.S. Navy’s new prototype fighter, the XF4U-1, Bu. No. 1443, for its first flight at the Bridgeport Municipal Airport, Bridgeport, Connecticut. The hull[...]