Bob Johnson has agreed to come to the November meeting and give a presentation on model kit design. Bob has worked at Monogram and later Revell-Monogram as a draftsman/designer, Hobby Product Manager and Director of Marketing and Product Development. The “Outside your comfort zone” club contest is being pushed back to the December meeting.
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 […]
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 […]
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?!!! […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]