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1/48 Dassault Rafale M

by John Healy on January 15, 2018 in Aviation -- 27 Comments

This is the very nicely molded Revell kit. The Rafale is my favorite modern jet and the kit has been in my stash for years. I waited to build it until I found an eye catching set of markings to […]

1/48 Yak-28P construction photos.

by John Healy on November 9, 2017 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

I hope you guys find these pics useful should you choose to build this kit. One thing that I forgot to mention in the main posting is that the long radome is a tad wider then the fuselage where it […]

1/48 Yak-28P

by John Healy on November 8, 2017 in Aviation -- 29 Comments

This is the new Bobcat (former Xuntong)Models kit. This kit was a real surprise and a treat. I never expected to see a high quality, 1/48 Firebar kit, but here we have it! The model really went together well and […]

1/48 Morane-Saulnier “N”

by John Healy on October 31, 2017 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

This is the Eduard kit built straight from the box. Stainless steel wire rigging, lead sheet seat belt, painted with Humbrol enamels. You could call the “N” the world’s first fighter plane. Enjoyable project if you can find a kit. […]

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 -- 19 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 […]