The temptation was simply too great, and the price was just right with no shipping fees!
How could I resist the temptation to add to my stash.
The Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat will eventually pay homage to Richard Emerson Harmer who flew Wildcats off the USS Saratoga.
The Corsair will also pay homage to him. He flew Corsairs off the USS Enterprise in 1944.
VF(N)-101 Corsair aboard USS Intrepid early 1944
What about this one?
I will probably build it for my grandson.
One small step for a grandfather modeler, one giant leap for a grandson…
I asked my six year-old grandson yesterday if he wanted to glue the wheels of his A-26 Invader.
I put on dab of glue on the end of the struts, and he glued them.
He then decided to play with his snap cubes…
After painting the A-26 with zinc chromate as a base coat, I painted it overall silver for a weathering look later on.
Lo and behold!
A greenish silver A-26.
I quickly covered it with black…
Until I had to postpone this operation for an intruder.
Later, I was able to complete covering the A-26 leaving just a touch of silver.
It’s looking worse than it is in fact.
The right engine wasn’t properly aligned.
Luckily the glue wasn’t set so I removed the engine cowling.
And let everything sit for awhile.