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Italeri 1/72 F-5F Tiger II – Sundowners aggressor

by Greg Kittinger on September 21, 2017 in Aviation -- 3 Comments

This is my first of 2 entries for the Year of the Cat group build. I already had this on my 2017 build plan, so was happy about that! This is an older kit that was recently reboxed with new […]

MPC 1/72 P-39 Aircobra

by Greg Kittinger on August 3, 2017 in Aviation -- 21 Comments

This was a pretty enjoyable project – turning an old “dog” kit into a decent representation. This was the old MPC “Profile Series” P-39 (I understand MPC are re-boxed Airfix kits). I love the pacific theater birds marked with white […]

NASA Archival Flight Footage – Now Released

by Greg Kittinger on July 25, 2017 in News -- 4 Comments

I saw this posted in one of my blog feeds yesterday, and thought I’d pass it along. NASA has basically posted up (or is in the process of completing the postings) of over 500 new videos of archival historical flight […]

1/48 Privateer @ SoonerCon an inspiration for my next build…

by Greg Kittinger on June 22, 2017 in Aviation -- 29 Comments

A couple of weeks ago I travelled down the turnpike to Oklahoma City to attend (and enter) the SoonerCon 2017 contest. This beautiful PB4Y-2 was the belle of the ball, taking 1st in category, Modeler’s Choice, and Best of Show […]

Italeri 1/72 F-111A Aardvark

by Greg Kittinger on June 12, 2017 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

Built OOB except added crew, and swapped out 1000 lb iron bombs for retarded bombs. Was a pretty nice kit – a bit difficult to get the exhaust nozzles snuggled up next to the fuselage once everything was put together. […]

Hasegawa 1/72 SBD-2 Dauntless @ Midway

by Greg Kittinger on June 3, 2017 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

What began as an OOB build turned into something a bit more complex. I had 2 SDB’s in the stash to pick from for the Midway group build, and selected the Hasegawa SDB-3. The Midway decal set I was able […]

Thank you iModeler! Lucky draw prize arrived!

by Greg Kittinger on April 25, 2017 in Uncategorized -- 21 Comments

My first Airfix new-tool kit arrived today, as the random draw award for March. I’m going to have to modify my 2017 build plan to slip this one in, as I’m eager to tackle my first Airfix new-tool kit! Thanks […]

Hasegawa 1/72 E7K1 Type 94 Alf

by Greg Kittinger on March 3, 2017 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

This was a fairly straight forward build. It did require thinking through the final assembly and rigging sequence to make sure I could handle the model carefully while getting all the fiddly bits and rigging installed. Because I used after […]

2017 Build Plan (?!)

by Greg Kittinger on February 15, 2017 in Aviation -- 19 Comments

Well, just for the heck of it, I decided last week what my build objectives are for this year. Part of my problem is that most of my stash is stored in large plastic totes in the garage, and because […]

Special Hobby 1/72 Yak-17

by Greg Kittinger on February 14, 2017 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

Several months ago, a modeler in Tulsa passed away, and his family donated the kits to our club asking that we pass them on to modelers who would build (rather than sell) the kits. We ended up distributing the kits […]