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.