Tuesday, December 28, 2010


So now that the Corsair is done I've been booted from the dining room and had to build a workbench in my grungy basement. Threw this together last night. 4 2x4 studs and an 8x4 piece of 3/16 hardpressed ply. Moved all my model stuff down there but haven't organized it yet. Back to work on my A-10 here soon and will be starting my extensive B-17 projects. Hell I may even b buying yet another one from someone.

Thursday, December 23, 2010


I wasn't happy with how clean the Corsair was so I took out the pastels and went crazy.
Looks a hell of a lot better now.
I don't want to give it away.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

1/32 WW2 planes

F4U-1 "Big Hog"

Didn't really weather it so it's fresh off the assembly line. Minus a tailhook that broke and was too thick anyway. Resin flaps, resin wheel wells, resin main tires, Verlinden resin cockpit set, EagleCal decals. Took about 2 months from start to finish.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

F4U-1 update

Getting there. Only 8 days remaining. Not much left to do but the hardest parts are left.

Friday, December 3, 2010

F4U-1 1/32 Xmas present

So I'm building my father a Corsair for Christmas. He built this exact kit probably 30 odd years ago. It's still sitting on the shelf in their basement and still looks pretty good but I decided it was time for an upgrade. I went all out on this kit using a resin cockpit upgrade, resin wheel wells, resin lowered flaps, and a photo etched kit for many upgrades. Been about a month so far in construction and it's finally nearing paint stage. I'm building it as the "Big Hog" from VF-17 Jolly Rogers. This plane was involved in a famous altercation where he was shot by friendly fire while coming out of cloud cover during a battle. You can see the patches in the plane in the photo and where I tried to replicate this with some scrap PE metal on the model. This has been an ambitious project but it's turning out superb and should be museum worthy upon completion.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


So I joined a modeling forum, ARC, and since then I've been building, buying, and selling models like crazy. I've wanted to do a 1/48th B-17 for a while now since I built one many many years ago but the kits all cost abour 45$ and I hadn't bought one yet. So on the forum a guy posts that he is selling 3 B-17Gs and 1 B-17f 1/48th kits complete with a bunch of upgrade sets as well. Mine for 67$ after shipping!!!
Box arrived today and I laid everything out in the living room and was blown away. I plan to build 2 of these and use the others for parts and or sell one back to the community.

Friday, November 12, 2010

F-86, basically done

Still have to fit the small bits of the front gear doors and the wing pitot tube. Also a little trimming of the wing decals. Otherwise it's done so I will use these as the finished pictures.

Friday, November 5, 2010

CH-53 1/144th scale

The decals the decals the decals! There were over 100 for this lil bird and they went on beautifully. I did have one major F up though in that when completed I covered it with clear and set aside. Apparently it got knocked on it's side somehow and the HEER decal on the left side came off and was irreplaceable. Oh well.


1/72nd Hobbycraft F-86F Sabre. Had this lying around. Tried to sell it but no interest so am building it real quick. Actually a very nice model with great fit and good detail. I'm trying my hand at a metal finish for it so I have been in the buffing stage for a few days now.

1/144th CH-53 from Revell Germany. This is actually done (finished yesterday) but I haven't taken pics yet. Again a very nice model for being 144th scale and the decals were superb. There were over 100 decals for something not even 4 inches long. I screwed up one of the rotor blades trying to bend them down to simulate gravity's pull so I cut them all off and folded them back. Looks cool and saves on shelf space. Finished pics to follow shortly.

F-104 cockpit. More pics

More pics of the 1/12th F-104 cockpit. Also at friend's house/museum.

Pro Modeler B-25 1/48

Also built a couple years ago. I think this is one of the better ones I've done. It also resides at my friend's house/museum. Better for him to have to clean it then me.

ME262 2 seater

1/72nd scale. This was built a year or two ago and resides at my friend's house/museum.

A-6 Decaled

Extremely Lo-vis decals. I have since added the centerline tank and am in the process of fitting bombs. Should be complete next day or two. I have to get some dullcote though as it is too shiny.