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Doyusha 1/100 Boeing 727-200 National Airlines

by Alastair Barbour on September 10, 2016 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

The Doyusha/Entex B727 kit is an old one and fairly accurate other than the nose and the engines. It’s hard to find a good B727 kit in any scale; this i think is the closest however this one got a […]

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Mach II 1/72 Convair 440 Metropolitan – Continental Airlines Delivery scheme (Update)

by Alastair Barbour on January 30, 2015 in Aviation -- 7 Comments

Update on my previous contribution on the Mach II 1/72 CV-440. Many write-off these Mach II kits, and to be fair, they are not great but very often the only game in town for some subjects. All said, I don’t […]

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1/100 Doyusha Douglas DC-9-15 TWA Conversion

by Alastair Barbour on December 17, 2014 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

These Doyusha/Entex kits are probably the best quality large scale airliners you can get, if you can get hold of them. The DC-9 kits is very accurate in every way although quite a few years old now and long out […]

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Mach II 1/72 Convair 440 Metropolitan – Continental Airlines Delivery scheme

by Alastair Barbour on November 23, 2014 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

Following quite a bit of interest in natural metal finishes on the other Convair (Hustler) I thought I’d give the Mach II 1/72 Convair 440 a go with a similar finish, at least on the lower half and wings. I’m […]

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1/48 Monogram Convair B-58A Hustler

by Alastair Barbour on November 18, 2014 in Aviation -- 34 Comments

This is another favourite of mine, the B-58 Hustler. The Monogram kit is getting on a bit but still not a bad build and intersting in this scale. Pretty straight forward build, raised panel lines are a bit of a […]

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Anigrand 1/72 Vickers VC-10 C1 Conversion

by Alastair Barbour on November 11, 2014 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

VC-10’s are in most aviation enthusiasts top 10 airliners I’m sure, and it is certainly in my top 3 if I could decide between every other classic airliner. I decided to spend the money on this resin kit after reading […]

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1721 Lockheed EC-130V Hercules USCG 1/72 Italeri Kit

by Alastair Barbour on November 11, 2014 in Aviation -- 28 Comments

This is a heavily modified C-130 from Italeri in 1/72 using parts left over from a E-2 Hawkeye that was coverted to a C-2 Greyhound. Seemed a waste to have the radome spare and not use it on a Herc. […]

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Academy 1/48 F-14B Tomcat VF-14 Tophatters

by Alastair Barbour on November 10, 2014 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

An oldie from the ‘loft insulation’. I built this a while ago but it still looks good. Not a bad kit and would argue better than the Hasegawa kit for the price. Certianly less complicated. When you don’t spend big […]