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1/48 FW-190F-8

by John Healy on March 19, 2017 in Aviation -- 33 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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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! […]

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1/32 Focke-Wulf FW-190D

by John Healy on November 8, 2016 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

This is the Hasegawa kit built basically out of the box. The decals came from an Aeromaster sheet, seat belts are from Eduard. I don’t build a lot of Luftwaffe subjects and used 25 year old tins of Xtracolor German […]

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July Random Award winner!

by John Healy on August 22, 2016 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

Thank you to the staff at iModeler! I am the lucky recipient of this beautiful Spitfire kit. It will go to good use, I have 25 complete sets of RAAF markings for this plane. I plan on building this one […]

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1/48 Phantom FG.1 (Group Build)

by John Healy on August 13, 2016 in Aviation -- 28 Comments

This is the 1/48 Hasegawa kit built OOB with the exception of the decals, which came from Aeromaster. The 48 FG.1s built for the Royal Navy are the most unique Phantoms of all. The RR Spey engines necessitated a redesign […]