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WNW 1/32 R.E.8 “‘Arry Tate”

Have I mentioned I looooooove WNW kits (thank you Sir Peter and Richard Alexander for letting me review them). I don't know why, but I have always thought the R.E.8 looked neat since i ran across Wylam's drawings in Model Airplane News way back[...]

Cybermodeler 1/350 USS Laffey (DD-459)

One of the great Cybermodeler (Dragon) smart kits. An easy build that looks really great when completed - I only wish the instructions were as easy to follow as the kit is to build once the instructions have been puzzled out. Laffey was truly [...]

Trumpeter 1/350 USS San Francisco (CA-38)

When I was an 18 year old sailor, I stood on the ruined bridge of USS San Francisco there in the park in the city whose name she bore, thinking to myself what might I have done had I been there that terrible night off Guadalcanal. USS San Franc[...]

Trumpeter 1/350 HMS Hood

So, what do you do when you haven't built a ship model since you were in Junior High School (back in the early Triassic)??? Why, go out and get one of the most complicated kits ever, get all the photoetch possible, and dive right in! This sort[...]

WNW Albatros D.V

Another great WNW kit, with Pheon Decals. Rowan invented the "fitted lozenge" decal WNW started using with their Pfalz D,XII. It makes doing a lozenge scheme totally easy.

WNW Hansa-Brandenburg W.29

One of the great Wingnut Wings kits, the first one to sell out (so where are all the other built-ups???) As with all the other WNW kits, commit the revolutionary act of actually reading the very good instructions and following them, and you can[...]

Blackburn Roc

Built a few months ago (reviewed in detail at Modeling Madness), using the A2Zee conversion set for the Special Hobby kit (which had been sitting around since 2007 till I got this set which increased the interest level). The big deal was to dri[...]