Builds: Aircraft

Shenyang J-15 Chinese Navy Fighter

Shenyang J-15 Chinese Navy Fighter

  Background During the 1970’s Russia started the development of modern carrier borne fighter aircraft. The Sukhoi design team started with their basic Su-27 Flanker and added such carrier items as tail-hook, folding wings and structural improvements plus a set of forward canard wings to produce their proposal, the Su-33. The Shenyang company of China […]

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Hasegawa F6F-5E in GLORIOUS SEA BLUE…or “Another one rescued from…….wait for it……..THE SHELF OF DOOOOOOMMMM!

Hasegawa F6F-5E in GLORIOUS SEA BLUE…or “Another one rescued from…….wait for it……..THE SHELF OF DOOOOOOMMMM!

This is the Hasegawa F6F-3 that I screwed up while TRYING to remove the plastic for the windows behind the cockpit. After a time…long time, I decided to fix it and build a -5 version. After looking through all of my Hellcat pics one, the -5E, jumped out at me and said “BUILD ME” (Maybe […]

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Pro Modeler & Revell of Germany 1/48 F4U-5N and -5NL in gorgeous GSB!!! OR Two more off the SHELF OF DOOM (add echo effect).

Pro Modeler & Revell of Germany 1/48 F4U-5N and -5NL in gorgeous GSB!!! OR Two more off the SHELF OF DOOM (add echo effect).

I decided since I had two of these kits I would build em both at the same time as it would make things easy…..right? Both are out of box except the True Details cockpits(Very, VERY nice set) and both are in Korean War era markings. Really, is there anything more lovely than Gloss Sea Blue?!!! […]

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Builds: Space/SciFi

Revell Star Wars Episode 7 Millennium Falcon

Revell Star Wars Episode 7 Millennium Falcon

Revell Star Wars Episode 7 Millennium Falcon SnapTite Kit #85-1633 by Martin Schultz I had heard that there were going to be some new kit releases covering a range of skill levels to “Tie” in with the new movie coming out in 2015. I stopped at my local Target store and they had one of […]

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Star Trek: Voyager USS Prometheus By Martin Schultz

Star Trek: Voyager USS Prometheus By Martin Schultz

This is the third Furuta kit that I have built. I purchased this along with the other two kits  on ebay and this one cost me $14.99. This kit was also part of the volume 2 release and scales out at 1:2975. Like the other kit, it came in a simple black bag. There are 4 […]

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1:1250 Scale Jem’Hadar Attack Ship by Martin Schultz

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1:1250 Scale Jem’Hadar Attack Ship by Martin Schultz

Well, for those that have been staying tuned, it’s been 9 months since I posted my review of the Furuta USS Voyager.  This is the second Furuta kit I have built.  I picked this up on eBay for $6.99 at the same time I bought the USS Voyager and the USS Prometheus.  This kit was […]

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Builds: Ships/Subs

Hobby Boss 1/700 USS Los Angeles Submarine

Hobby Boss 1/700 USS Los Angeles Submarine

This is the Hobby Boss 1/700 USS Los Angeles Submarine.  I bought this back when Great Models was still around and they had it on clearance figuring it would be something simple to build and get something completed.  It’s a really simple build, consisting of something like 10 or 11 parts of which 3 are […]

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Matchbox HMS Tiger

Matchbox HMS Tiger

Matchbox 1/700 scale HMS Tiger Kit#PK-164 This is another kit for the “Animal” Challenge that got done late.   I was given this kit by a good friend Sgt. John H. S. S. Smith.  He and I worked in the Data Maintenance Shop at Pruem Air Station, West Germany in the early 1980s.  John before […]

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Tamiya 1/700 IJN Yubari

Tamiya 1/700 IJN Yubari

I enjoy building models of WWII Japanese Navy ships.  This kit was no exception.  This is a quality waterline ship model for all ship modelers.  The Yubari is a Light Cruiser.  I have built others and this is the best looking ship of her class.  She is much smaller than US Light Cruisers and has […]

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Builds: Vehicles

1/12 Tamiya Ducati 916 Motorcycle

1/12 Tamiya Ducati 916 Motorcycle

Ducati 916 1/12 Scale Motorcycle kit from Tamiya Background The Ducati 916 was an Italian sports motorcycle manufactured by Ducati from 1993 to 1999. It was considered to be a Superbike and competed very successfully in the Superbike World Championships. These races are open to motorcycles that are tuned versions of motorcycles available for sale […]

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Works in Process

Star Trek USS Enterprise 1:2500 scale by Martin Schultz

Star Trek USS Enterprise 1:2500 scale by Martin Schultz

Well, it’s time to document another build.  This time it’s the USS Enterprise NCC-1701 from the 1960’s TV show Star Trek.   My kit came from the AMT 3 piece Enterprise Kit #6618 which contained the original series NCC-1701, the NCC-1701A from the movies and the NCC-1701D from Star Trek: The Next Generation TV show. You […]

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1:72 P-47D by Martin Schultz

1:72 P-47D by Martin Schultz

8/24/12 Update #4 I’ve inverted the article so the newest stuff is at the top.  Hope it doesn’t confuse anyone.  On to the final assembly!  I used a Burnt Sienna wash on the gear struts,  then attached the wheels and gear doors and  put the plane up on it’s gear.  Then I installed the seat […]

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KSM Group Build B-17G, 1/48th Scale

KSM Group Build B-17G, 1/48th Scale

Since January, I have been working on a Revell 1/48 scale B-17.  This kit was given to me as a Christmas present by the person that got me into plastic modeling way back in 7th grade.    I am just working on this kit just during the Club’s group builds.   It has been many […]

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Builds: Miscellaneous

Sweeping Forward: Developing & Flight Testing the Grumman X-29A Forward Swept Wing Research Aircraft

Sweeping Forward: Developing & Flight Testing the Grumman X-29A Forward Swept Wing Research Aircraft

I received notice of this e-book through a CAE newsletter I get at work.  Available for download in several formats from the nasa.gov website.  Take a look if you are interested in X series aircraft. http://www.nasa.gov/connect/ebooks/sweeping_forward_detail.html#.U5uicPldWJi  

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ModelCave Hobby Shop

ModelCave Hobby Shop

12/8/11 Recently Steve Nelson mentioned that he had heard there was a new hobby shop in Ypsilanti called the ModelCave and he wondered if anyone had been there yet.   The silence that followed indicated that a mission had to be undertaken.  It just so happened that I would be coming through Ypsilanti on my way […]

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