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Glamorous Glennis in 1/72

by Jeff Thomsen on September 10, 2017 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

Finally finished this one – the old Tamiya kit – and it was a pleasure to build. Fit was generally very good and the cockpit and landing gear really looked the part. I added some Brengun photo etch, some miscellaneous […]

Alekseyev KM “Caspian Monster”

by Jeff Thomsen on August 1, 2017 in Aviation -- 27 Comments

(I finally finished this one a few months ago. It was one of those projects that you are inspired to start, then get distracted by something else, but eventually come back to.) The Alekseyev ekranoplans were designed to fly in […]

1/72 North American XB-70A

by Jeff Thomsen on July 21, 2017 in Aviation -- 38 Comments

Two XB-70As were produced by North American Aviation toward fulfilling a US Air Force requirement for a supersonic long-range bomber to replace the B-52 by 1963. As surface-to-air missiles became more of a threat to bombers (even supersonic ones), the […]

The First Guppy

by Jeff Thomsen on November 14, 2013 in Aviation -- 36 Comments

Here’s a conversion in 1/72 scale of the “Pregnant Guppy”, the first of Aero Spacelines’ series of “Guppy” outsize cargo airplanes. The Pregnant Guppy, Super Guppy, and Mini Guppy were based in my home town and they were fascinating to […]