Built Models Scifi, Planes and Others - 2
are pictures of older built up models I have done, going
back to the 1980s. Models I've assembled over the years,
before I really took a lot of pictures like I do today.
of the images are less than perfect, some are even from
Poloroids, so bare with me here.
old but not forgotton.
1/48 Williams Brothers Pitcairn Autogyro. Built straight from
the box, except for a small mod I made to keep the upper blades
in position, and I think I substituted the thing fishing-line
with stiffer wire. It's painted a Testors Blue and Testors Yellow.
This was a very good kit, and an interesting subject.
Monogram Babylon 5 Starfury ship. This is an interesting kit,
but the seams are massive to fill and fix. But I would build another
one (or two) if it was reissued. I heavily weathered this one.
It's painted with a Testors light grey color. The decal sheet
includes several choices for squadrons.
Monogram B17. Built straight from the box with some mild weathering.
The paint is a Testors military green color. This kit is fairly
large. The plane has a full interior, though it's hard to see
once the plane is assembled.
Bell X-1, built straight from the box. Painted with Testors Orange.
The kit includes the rear rocket engine, though you can't realy
see it once the plane is assembled. It also inlcudes the broom
handle stick that Yeagar used to open and close the hatch. (he
had an injury from horseback riding, but continued with the testing).
Monogram Cigarette boat model. I used Fred Cady Budweiser decals.
I also converted the engines over to Ford (502) bigblocks. The
paint is Testors Red.
AMT Hemi Hydro boat kit. The model includes the trailer. I swapped
out the Mopar engine for a Ford Boss 429. The Budweiser decals
are from Fred Cady, and a few are from spare decal sheets I had.
The front upper deck has a large seam that has to be filled and
smoothed, but overall, a fun kit to build.
Star Trek Bridge model. Built straight from the box. The center
area doesn't include a floor, so I used a piece of fine sandpaper
and painted it black.
1/144 diorama with an F14 Tomcat. The kit is small, but included
the deck and all the other parts shown. It's built straight out
of the box, with a lot of detail painting. I don't remember who
made the kit.
drone plane, painted with Testors Orange and then Dullcote. These
planes were remotely flown and used as target practice and for
testing. This build was influenced by a photo cover of Fine Scale
Star Trek Deep Space Nine shuttle. I believe I reversed the upper
pod as I thought it looked better that way. It's stock out of
the box, with a lot of detail painting. The big drawback to the
kit is it has no full interior unfortunately.
Williams Brothers Ford Flivver airplane model, built straight
from the box. I used Testors Blue and Silver. It's a small simple
kit, but an interesting subject.
Battlestar Galactica Viper model. Built straight from the box
with some weathering added.
is an AMT Klingon ship model. The later movie version of the D7.
I like the raised panels on this kit, and painting them made the
model more interesting. It as some mild weatherig as well.
guessing this is an AMT kit, it's small, about 3 inches. But I
don't really remember where it came from or who made it. I painted
it a medium green color, and weathered it some.
AMT Klingon Bird of Prey. I think this version had the option
of posing the "wings". But it's not the later version
that included newly tooled landing gear. I painted it green and
used chalks to weather it some.
AMT Klingon Battlecruiser kit. Built straight from the box. It's
painted green with some weathering using chalks.
think this was a Testors kit. A Travel Air Mystery Oil race plane,
built sraight from the box. Painted with Testors Gloss Red and
Black. I probably painted the black stripes by hand, I don't remember
any decals to replicate those. I think it was 1/48 scale.
Star Trek USS Enterprise-D. Built straight from the box, with
a lot of detail painting. This kit is made to allow you to separate
the saucer section from the secondary hull. It's painted an overall
color of flat white.
Hasegawa 1/32 P-51 Mustang model. Built straight from the box.
This kit includes an engine (though it lack details) and a removable
cowl. It's painted Testors Blue with a silver color (unknown)
Monogram Seaquest submarine kit. It's built straight from the
box, with a flat Testors grey color. The spots I painted by cutting
a template out of a sheet of cardboard (and using a hole puncher)
and then shooting a lighter shade of grey through that.
old MPC 1/72 Space 1999 Eagle kit.
Built stock out of the box.
Tamiya German Tank model. I don't remember what kind. Built straight
from the box with mild weathering. Painted with various tan colors.
UFO model kit. This has been reissued by several companies, this
is probably a Glencoe one. The alien pilot figure glows in the
dark. I painted this with a bright green color, but I don't remember
what kind of paint. I thought the crop circle decal was humorous.