Kit: Czechmasters (1:72)
This is the Czechmasters Armstrong Whitworth FK 10 quadraplane. I replaced the
engine, m/gs and the prop with spares from Roden and Toko kits.
Kit: Pegasus (1:72)
Built with minor improvements. Tubular structure was added to the interior,
as well as seat belts and a sling for the rear gunner. All decals are from the
kit. The model was finished in six days and rigged with Ethicon stainless
steel. Special thanks to Ken Henderson for the kit, and to Andrei, Diego and
Karl for their constant support and encouragement. The model was rigged in
accordance with the instruction sheet and with help from the pictures on the
Kit: Olimp (1:72)
Basically the same as the other "JN" series with extended wings, and a
centerline float. Built OOB with lead foil belts added. Rigging is Ethicon
stainless. Special thanks to Oleg at Olimp for the replacement decals.
Kit: Scale Planes (1:72)
This is the Scale Planes 1/72
vac kit of the Dufaux. The kit was very simple and straight forward. The only
"add-ons" were better wheels, seats and a better prop. The vac seats
were too wide to fit inside the fuselage, so new ones were fashioned out of brass
sheet. The wheels and prop came from the spares box, as did the national markings.
The roundels are from a Micro Scale sheet. Rigging is Ethicon stainless. Special
thanks to Steve Perry for the technical help and the photos. Also thanks to Dave
Rhuling for the kit.
This is the Olimp JN4 1:72 kit. After suffering a couple setbacks, I managed to
The model was painted with Model Master paints, and rigged with Ethicon
stainless. The only things added were seatbelts, and some rigging detail to
the upper wing.
Decals are from the kit. The rudder stripes are painted.
This is the 1:72 Olimp JN-4H USMC version.
This is an OOB build. Only seatbelts and Ethicon rigging were added. Rigging
took less than two hours.
This is the 1/72 Pegasus JN-4. It had been sitting half finished in the
cabinet since 1997. I figured seven years was long enough to wait.
It has lead seatbelts added and the control sticks move in tandem. Ethicon
stainless steel was used for the rigging. All decals are from the kit. The
rudder stripes are painted. The struts and control horns are Contrail stock.
The l/g is a spare from the Olimp kit.
This is the Olimp JN4 trainer version from Love field Texas
This is the Olimp Jenny U.S.M.C.version
Kit: ICM (1:72)
Several modifications have been made to this model the least of which is not
the new horizontal stabilizers. These were suggested in an article by
Michael Kendix. I had all the Woodman drawings so "cloning" them was easy.
New gas tanks were also scratched per the Woodman drawings. The kit
supplied tanks were unusable.
In addition to the horizontal stabilizers being replaced with scratch-built
parts, the gas tanks, tail skid and windows have also either been replaced or
upgraded per Harry Woodman's drawings. The model is rigged with over twelve
feet of Ethicon stainless steel. The single seat Sikorsky is used to compare
the size of the Muromets
Kit: Maquette (1:72)
Several improvements have been
made to this kit. A new tailskid, gas tanks, and the "fruit stand" at the
rear of the plane are all scratch built per the Woodman drawings. There is
twelve feet of Ethicon stainless rigging on this model. The national
markings are from Rosemont. The paint is MM ANA Sand.
Kit: Dako (1:72)
This is the Dako Sikorsky S-16. Built OOB. Painted Radome Tan, and rigged with.005
surgical steel. The model was all but destroyed in a recent move, and recently
re-assembled, and re-rigged. All new struts were scratched from Contrail stock.
Kit: Toko (1:72)
Toko Sopwith 1 1/2 strutter. Built OOB with .010 surgical wire rigging. The kit
took two days to build, from start to finish. Highly recommended for the beginner
Kit: A-Model (1:72)
This is the Amodel SPAD SA4 in 1/72 scale. The kit was built OOB with added
foil seatbelts and Ethicon stainless rigging. The front scarf ring is
scratched from copper wire. All decals are from the kit. The project took
three days to build.
he model was built OOB with
added lead foil seatbelts and Ethicon stainless steel rigging. Actual time
spent working on the model was three days. Thanks to Diego Fernetti for all
his help in providing photographs and other very valuable information. All
national markings are Micro Scale.
Kit: Flashback (1:72)
1/72nd Flashback kit. Built OOB, but rigged with .010 surgical wire. The p/e seats
were replaced with Rosemont generic resin seats. Only the roundels are decals...all
other markings are painted on. The fuselage was stuffed with lead, and the blocks
the seats sit on were replaced with lead cubes as well. This is the only thing
that keeps it from being a "tail sitter".