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It’s a Banshee

by George Williams on July 26, 2017 in Aviation -- 20 Comments

Yes, folks, this is the Kittyhawk 1/48 F2H-2 Banshee. I don’t think I need to go into the history of the plane as you guys already know far more about it than me, suffice to say that it’s a jet […]

1:1 Scale Boeing B-29 FIFI

by Tom Bebout on July 26, 2017 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

The Commemorative Air Force dropped into Lunken Airport to sell some rides on FIFI, one of two B-29’s still flying today. The other newly flying B-29 is DOC, named for the Disney character, and is based out of Wichita, Kansas. […]

1/72 USAF 173rd FW A-10a Thunderbolt II “Warthog”

by Kitti Tatsumaki on July 24, 2017 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

A little of What-if since the Sentry Eagle 2016 is only for ORANG F-15c. It’s an 1/72nd scale kit of Academy. For this build I mainly focus on trying out new techniques on weathering and color fading, and also some […]

1/48 Pro Modeler P-47N “Too Big – Too Heavy, Short Snorter” 333rd FS / 318st FG, Ie Shima

by Louis Gardner on July 23, 2017 in Aviation -- 23 Comments

Having been inspired by Neil Foster’s recent P-47 build (which is excellent), and as a follow up on my last two P-47 postings, as promised, here’s my rendition of the “Pro Modeler” kit. I built this kit when it was […]

SU-2 ,Scale not sure, maker ….no Idea

by neil foster on July 23, 2017 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

Some of you may remember my request recently for help with this kit,just to quickly recap I bought a PR Spitfire kit (Fujimi) at a club day and found the box also contained this little oddball kit ,it appeared to […]

P47n “Chautaugua” Revell 1/48

by neil foster on July 23, 2017 in Aviation -- 25 Comments

Here is the second of my Revell P47n Thunderbolts,it was a fun little build though not particularly inspiring ,I improved the kit by adding True details gun barrels and wheels and an aftermarket decal set from Warbirds.Chautaugua was based at […]

Tamiya Mustang IV..

by stephen leslie on July 22, 2017 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

This is my Tamiya 1/32 P51K done as a Mustang IV of 3 Squadron RAAF in Italy 1945. There are no decals on this model whatsoever as I wanted to try HGW’s wet transfer stencils and I can say that […]

Mar. 9 1953 USS Bennington CV-20

by Robert Royes on July 21, 2017 in Aviation -- 7 Comments

Just found these on a site honoring The Bennington and her crew, The full story is related there, apparently the Panther missed the cables.

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 […]

1:16 Model Airways Sopwith Camel F.1: Top Wing

by Rob Pollock on July 21, 2017 in Aviation -- 7 Comments

The individual sections of this build are complex and, as with the all-metal engine (with air-screw) recently, I’m only posting completed sections, to avoid it spooling into a never-ending WiP. This is the top wing completed, with the exception of […]