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by Warbird Kid
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: "Birds of a Feather" 1/72nd Corsair on a Pedestal
Replies: 0
Views: 18

"Birds of a Feather" 1/72nd Corsair on a Pedestal

Another display I'm working on for the Connecticut Air & Space Center is to show (through 1/72nd models) the evolution and history of our particular Goodyear FG-1D Corsair BuNo: 92460. I've already completed the two "book ends" Corsairs from Minicraft F4U-1D models. These are two "Factory Fresh" loo...
by Warbird Kid
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: 1/144th Scale L4 & J3 Piper Cubs
Replies: 1
Views: 42

1/144th Scale L4 & J3 Piper Cubs

My father and I got on a kick a few years ago of scaling down some Fiddlers Green paper model plans to 1/144th scale of airplanes that were (or still are) unavailable in that scale. You can see all the different models here: http://www.fiddlersgreen.net He ended up building four or five different L-...
by Warbird Kid
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: 1/144th Corsair (with Folded Wings)
Replies: 0
Views: 51

1/144th Corsair (with Folded Wings)

In the beginning... of 1/144th scale, there were very few kits to build. For Corsairs, you had two options, both being released in 1973 and woefully inaccurate by today's standards. First you had the Revell Micro Wings F4U-1A Corsair and then you had the Mitsuwa F4U-1 (which apparently my dad had in...
by Warbird Kid
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Pacific Dogfight (Corsair vs Dinah) 1/144th Scale
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: Pacific Dogfight (Corsair vs Dinah) 1/144th Scale

I'd hate to let my secret go but...it's styrofoam. Simple, ordinary styrofoam that you have to cut and shape (I would suggest with an exacto-knife) and paint with water based, acrylic paints. Here is my pride and joy using this method, and I hope to make more using the same process. http://images108...
by Warbird Kid
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Pacific Dogfight (Corsair vs Dinah) 1/144th Scale
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Pacific Dogfight (Corsair vs Dinah) 1/144th Scale

So the reason I got into 1/144th scale aircraft is definitely, with out a doubt, my father's fault. I enjoyed viewing his builds that were (thankfully)safely tucked away behind glass from my destructive hands when I was a kid, and that lead him to building a fleet of planes for me to play with when ...
by Warbird Kid
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: 1/144th Jolly Rogers Airfield - Nadzab, New Guinea
Replies: 1
Views: 386

1/144th Jolly Rogers Airfield - Nadzab, New Guinea

Looks like my dad is getting a little stir crazy at home what with the quarantine and all. 1/144th scale Nadzab, New Guinea https://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z141/Warbird-Kid/144th%20Jolly%20Rogers/IMG_3192_zps9yg56moo.jpg https://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z141/Warbird-Kid/144th%20Jolly%20Rogers...
by Warbird Kid
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: 1/72 Hellcat Drones
Replies: 2
Views: 355

1/72 Hellcat Drones

Years ago the Connecticut Air & Space Center acquired a box of small fragments from Jeff Hayse that were from the F6F-5K Drone Hellcat that crashed during the Battle of Palmdale: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Palmdale We recently put the parts on display: https://i190.photobucket.com/album...
by Warbird Kid
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: 1/144th C-47 "Fat Cat" Jolly Rogers 90th BG
Replies: 0
Views: 695

1/144th C-47 "Fat Cat" Jolly Rogers 90th BG

My dad just finished this awesome 1/144th C-47 known as the "Fat Cat" from the Jolly Rogers 90th BG. The skull and cross bombs were weird looking, so I repurposed the 1/144th B-24D "Moby Dick" tail art for Fat Cat. She'll look great next to the 90th BG A-20 Base Hack and the 5 or 6 Jolly Rogers B-24...
by Warbird Kid
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Filming The Haleiwa Scramble (1/72nd Scale)
Replies: 4
Views: 570

Filming The Haleiwa Scramble (1/72nd Scale)

Here is about 1.3 years in the making... and with the finish line close at hand. Beginnings A classic War-Film if there ever was one, 1970's Tora! Tora! Tora! was a masterful execution of a multitude of practical and special effects to recreate the attack on Pearl Harbor. Since I can remember, this ...
by Warbird Kid
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: The future
Replies: 14
Views: 4384

Re: The future

P-39
Wildcat
F4U-1 (or at least a conversion kit)
Ki-43 Oscar
by Warbird Kid
Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1:18 Scale Comparison Image
Replies: 11
Views: 3178

Re: 1:18 Scale Comparison Image

- 1/144th: Wargaming? Started out as a good scale for large scale aircraft in small size. Basic kits were first introduced in the late 70s and was a pretty small amount up until the mid 90s. More models atarted showing up. Early 2000's saw an explosion from Japan with many more aircraft being relea...
by Warbird Kid
Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: Lets see some of photos of your customs and conversions.
Replies: 85
Views: 22267

Re: Lets see some of photos of your customs and conversions.

pizzaguy wrote:SBD-5 Conversion for a board member.
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He didn't want the CAF "tramp stamp"? :wink:

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by Warbird Kid
Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: 1:18 P-47N conversion???
Replies: 3
Views: 2130

Re: 1:18 P-47N conversion???

I'm also converting a P-47D to an CT ANG P-47N. I don't have spare wings and I'll probably be using sheet styrene.
by Warbird Kid
Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: Replacement Metal Landing Gear
Replies: 9
Views: 3970

Re: Replacement Metal Landing Gear

Any plans for the other WWII birds? This would be amazing!
by Warbird Kid
Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: What Is Your Favorite Twin Engine Aircraft ?
Replies: 27
Views: 5842

Re: What Is Your Favorite Twin Engine Aircraft ?

B-25
B-26
PBY :shock:
F7F Tigercat
V-173 Pancake
XF5U Flapjack

Make em all!!!!!!!
by Warbird Kid
Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: What ever happened to U.S. Navy and Air Force prototypes?
Replies: 17
Views: 4649

Re: What ever happened to U.S. Navy and Air Force prototypes

Is their a list somewhere of all the compiled 1/18th scale aircraft both production AND prototypes?
by Warbird Kid
Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Corgi Announces a BF-109E and P-40B
Replies: 3
Views: 1972

Re: Corgi Announces a BF-109E and P-40B

Great! Noe scale em' down to 1/144th scale.
by Warbird Kid
Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: 1/144 P-36 UPDATE Finished
Replies: 19
Views: 5198

Re: 1/144 P-36 UPDATE Sunday 11-8-15

Not too much on the Diorama front, but I'll share the updates. Sorry in advice for the lack of photos, I'm not as good as my father with the step by step process. I start rolling on a project and forget to snap shots! Anyways... So a couple of important pieces for this diorama: Lt. Taylor quickly pu...
by Warbird Kid
Wed Oct 28, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: 1/144 P-36 UPDATE Finished
Replies: 19
Views: 5198

Re: 1/144 P-36 UPDATE 10-26-15

There was a short run of decals of Taylor and Welch's P-40s from a guy in the UK. He was selling them on Ebay. I purchased a few 1/144th decals of them. I think he also had them in 1/72nd scale. Since then it looks like there out of print. But if you want any custom decals I'd recommend, CanMilAir D...
by Warbird Kid
Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:11 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: 1/144 P-36 UPDATE Finished
Replies: 19
Views: 5198

Re: 1/144 P-36 UPDATE 10-26-15

When I first started to research the real Haleiwa, I was a bit surprised to see where it was located. No I didn't take any of these shots, I found them online. The P-36s at Haleiwa were OD, but some at Wheeler we're bare metal like Rasmussen's P-36. http://warthunder.com/upload/image/News/Rasmussen/...
by Warbird Kid
Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:29 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: 1/144 P-36 UPDATE Finished
Replies: 19
Views: 5198

Re: 1/144 P-36 UPDATE 10-26-15

Not to hijack my father's post but, here is my end of the project, the diorama base: The concept is simple: Scramble at Haleiwa! With the planes destroyed at Wheeler, they called Haleiwa Field to get two P-40s ready. Haleiwa Field was used as an emergency airport and had only an unpaved landing stri...
by Warbird Kid
Wed Sep 23, 2015 6:51 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18th Scale WACO Glider
Replies: 9
Views: 2509

Re: 1/18th Scale WACO Glider

There is a 1/18th scale Waco Glider on display at the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, CT. Maybe someone has a picture of it?
by Warbird Kid
Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:40 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Is Kickstarter a Means of Getting Our A-10 ?
Replies: 33
Views: 7805

Re: Is Kickstarter a Means of Getting Our A-10 ?

I'd probably buy one. But it would be great to see it in this scheme:


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by Warbird Kid
Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:30 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: 1/144th Scale AT-6 Repaint
Replies: 2
Views: 1608

1/144th Scale AT-6 Repaint

One of the new F-Toys 1/144th Scale AT-6s currently undergoing a repaint by my father. The nut even cut the canopy to the open position and added seat belts. Still need to apply the letters. I still can't believe we finally have a cheap plastic 1/144 AT-6 / SNJ / Harvard now. The only other examples...
by Warbird Kid
Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:28 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Beginnings of my 1:144 aircraft fleet
Replies: 752
Views: 112544

Re: Beginnings of my 1:144 aircraft fleet

We need to get you a showcase! My suggestion… Craigslist. If you don't know how to use it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEeqgWU-BGM

Ive been able to get a ton of cases on behalf of the museum, and some for myself too. Usually very cheap considering. Hate to see all those models get dusty!