Modeling by Kipling Mitchell


1/48 Scale Monogram F6F-5 Hellcat

by Kipling Mitchell on September 9, 2016 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

The Monogram F6F-5 Hellcat is one of those 1960’s aircraft models that had working parts (in fact, this model was made the year I was born, 1963). The wings fold back, the wheels move and can be retracted, and the […]


1/48 Scale Revell He-111 H-6

by Kipling Mitchell on September 9, 2016 in Aviation -- 7 Comments

The Heinkel He-111 is a more modern molding from Revell. The original model came out in 1995, and it was heralded as being a rival to anything Tamiya or Hasegawa were putting out at the time. I did get one […]


Monogram 1/48 P-39D1 Airacobra

The Monogram P-39 Airacobra kit was first put out in 1969. At that time, it was one of the most detailed kits out there, and in some respects, still is. It can be built into a number of different versions, […]


Monogram 1/48 A6M5 Zero

by Kipling Mitchell on March 3, 2016 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

The Monogram A6M5 Zero is a very simple model. It has no real cockpit detail, a one piece canopy, and you can see through it looking from below through the wheel wells, when the landing gear is down. But when […]


1/48 Scale Monogram P-51D Mustang

by Kipling Mitchell on March 1, 2016 in Aviation -- 8 Comments

Well, after over 40 years of building aircraft models, I finally got around to doing one with a natural metal finish. I have always had reservations about doing NM, as I am a brush painter, and I have always heard […]