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Modeling by Wayne Landis

Friendship 7 MA-6. Atomic City Mercury Spacecraft in 1/12 Scale

by Wayne Landis on June 2, 2017 in Aviation -- 5 Comments

This is a build of the Atomic City Mercury Spacecraft in 1/12 scale. The escape tower is also included but I wanted to do an in-orbit configuration. The model represents MA-6, Friendship 7 and the first orbital Mercury flight. John […]

Eduard 1/48 Israeli Air Force Spitfire IX

by Wayne Landis on March 13, 2016 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

The aircraft is ex-Czechoslovakian AF and has RAF camouflage scheme. The Phoenix carrying the Spitfire was painted while in Czechoslovakia to provide good fortune for the young pilots ferrying the plane to Israel. The aircraft was delivered to the IAF […]

Just arrived, new Airfix Spitfire Mk Vb

by Wayne Landis on December 2, 2015 in News -- 5 Comments

For winning the random draw for the last month I received the Airfix Spitfire Mk Vb. Here is the box up on my Spitfire shelf in the study. The molding is excellent and the instructions appear to be CAD generated. […]

Tamiya 5th Air Force F-16

by Wayne Landis on October 11, 2015 in Aviation -- 19 Comments

The aircraft is my interpretation of F-16CJ Block 50 CCIP 92-3895 that serves as the commander’s jet for the 5th Air Force based at Misawa AB, Japan. It is the Tamiya kit with Afterburner decal set 48-015 with the Eduard […]

Desert Storm F-15C in 1/72 Scale

by Wayne Landis on August 31, 2015 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

This is a model of F-15C 85-0104 58TH TFS.33RD TFW based at Tabuck AB, Saudi Arabia in January 1991. While flying this aircraft Capt. Tony Schiavi shot down a Mig 23 on January 26, 1991. The aircraft now flies out […]

P-47D Uncle Tom’s Cabin

by Wayne Landis on June 7, 2015 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

Here is my attempt to model the P-47D of Thomas E. Bowers (65th FS, 57th FG) based at Grossetto Italy in March of 1945. This is the 1/48th scale Tamiya P-47D kit with Ultracast seat with belts, Ultracast tires, and […]

Apollo 17 Orange Soil December 12, 1972

by Wayne Landis on March 21, 2015 in Figures -- 20 Comments

This is the New Ware resin figure set depicting the discovery of the orange soil during the second Lunar traverse. Eugene Cernan is in the suit with the red stripes. Harrison Schmitt is in the plain suit and is holding […]

Accurate Miniatures Corvette Grand Sport (Revell Boxing)

by Wayne Landis on February 22, 2015 in Automotive -- 9 Comments

This is a model of one of the Corvette Grand Sports raced at the 1964 Sebring 12 hours. The parts are classic Accurate Miniatures with typical Revell decals. Although the kit has a reputation of being over-engineered I found no […]