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1/48 Sukhoi Su-11

by John Healy on September 29, 2017 in Aviation -- 26 Comments

This is the recent Trumpeter kit. This project was just plain fun! I never thought we’d see a mainstream Fishpot, let alone three. Trumpeter has kitted the -9, -9UM, and the -11 that you see here. I was fascinated by […]

1/720 USS Ronald Reagan

by John Healy on August 12, 2017 in Ships -- 21 Comments

This is the Italeri kit in 1/720 scale. I haven’t had much time to model this summer, but did manage to build this over the last two months. My local hobby shop owner asked me to build it for a […]

1/48 Macchi MC. 205

by John Healy on April 23, 2017 in Aviation -- 30 Comments

This is the Hasegawa kit from the mid 1990s. They did both the 202 and the 205 back in ’94-’95. I built the 202 straight away, and this one ripened in the stash for 22 years. I built it pretty […]

1/48 FW-190F-8

by John Healy on March 19, 2017 in Aviation -- 36 Comments

This is the mid ’90s Tamiya kit that I’m ashamed to admit has lurked in the bowels of the stash since at least 1996. I’ve shied away from WW2 German stuff because I’ve never been very happy with my mottled […]

1/48 P-40N

by John Healy on February 23, 2017 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

This is the old AMT kit from the mid 1990s. All of the AMT P-40s are still solid kits. Each seperate version also has its issues. The cockpits are weak, but the canopies build up well in the closed position. […]

1/48 P-40B

by John Healy on February 23, 2017 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

This is the latest, and greatest P-40 kit. The brand new Airfix P-40B! What’s not to like about this one? I built it out of the box including using the excellent decals provided for Lt. Welch’s Pearl Harbor a/c. I […]

1/48 E.E. Canberra B.2

by John Healy on January 26, 2017 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

This is the recently reissued Airfix kit finished as a 1970s era Rhodesian example. It’s a simple, straightforward kit to build. As it is a bit light in details, I installed an Eduard PE instrument panel and cockpit set, along […]

1/48 F-89C Scorpion

by John Healy on December 10, 2016 in Aviation -- 23 Comments

This is the Revell kit from 1999. It was a modification of the original F-89H released around 1989. This is one of those kits that I kind of wanted, but passed up when they were available. Naturally, I’ve really wanted […]

My Hellcats, all in 1/48.

by John Healy on December 7, 2016 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

I posted several photos of the Eduard Weekend Edition Hellcat II a couple of years ago when I built it. I added resin wheels, straps for the drop tank from scrap p/e, and p/e belts. This is the best Hellcat […]

1/72 Bristol Blenheim Mk.I

by John Healy on November 10, 2016 in Aviation -- 25 Comments

This is the recent Airfix kit. I built it straight from the box and finished it with Humbrol enamels. I did use an Eduard masking set to help deal withe many small canopy panes. They really are tiny in 1/72! […]