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Tamiya 1/48 F4F-4 Wildcat VMF-221

by Frank Steffens on January 15, 2017 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

Here’s Tamiya’s 1/48th Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat in the colors of 1st Lt. James Swett of VMF-221 at Guadalcanal in 1942. Paint is Tamiya Acrylic thinned with Mr. Color Leveling Thinner. The National Insignias and “77”s were Montex masks. This was […]

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Tamiya 1/48th F4F-4 Wildcat VF-22

by Frank Steffens on January 15, 2017 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

Tamiya’s 1/48th Scale F4F-4 Wildcat in the tri color scheme worn by VF-22 aboard the USS Independence, late 1942. Paint is Tamiya acrylics thinned with Mr. Color Leveling Thinner. Decals are from the kit and the only additions are some […]

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Tamiya 1/48th Fw190 D-9 Dora, Luftwaffe WWII ETO

by Chuck A. Villanueva on January 15, 2017 in Aviation -- 19 Comments

First completed model for the new year. Tamiya’s D-9 is an excellent kit. Straight forward build. Added just Eduard’s cockpit zoom set and Eagle Strike Decals for the scheme of RLM 82/83/76. Really like this late camo scheme the Germans […]

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B-25 Mitchell 1/32 HK Models

by Artur Domanski on January 14, 2017 in Aviation -- 22 Comments

B-25 Mitchell 1/32 HK Models ProfiModeller barels Paints Gunze, Alclad Eduard wheels, pchoto-etched G-factor landing gear Paasteela mask

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North American P 51K Mustang 4, KH791, 3 Sqn RAAF Cervia Italy 1945.

by Allan John Withers on January 13, 2017 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

1/72 Hasegawa, I modified the prop’ with brass tube, added some Academy bombs, finished in MM, Humbrol and Tamiya enamels with MM 10000 and 30000 acrylics over kit and Aussie decals.

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He-111 Night Blitzer

by Ralph Clements on January 13, 2017 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

Here is my recently finished He-111, done in the suggested ‘Blitz Version’ night scheme – This is the 1990’s Monogram 1/48 kit. The decals promptly fell apart on contact with water, but I cobbled some together from extras and thy […]

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Supermarine Spitfire Mk. IX C 1/144 Eduard

by Artur Domanski on January 13, 2017 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

Supermarine Spitfire Mk. IX C 1/144 Eduard Brengun photo-etched, vacu canopy Master metal barrel Paint Gunze, Tamiya Decal Fiedotow

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Supermarine Spitfire 9c, MK260, 453 sqn RAAF RAF Hawkinge Kent England 1945.

by Allan John Withers on January 12, 2017 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

1/72 Italeri, I modified a few things, brass wire and tube to the propeller, clear sprue for nav’ lights and larger gun blisters, not happy with these at first, finished in MM and Humbrol enamels with Future and Xtra flat […]

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1/100 AH-64

by Phil Steele on January 12, 2017 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

I got this as a gift from my Son, a laser cut model by Metal Earth. Two frames with 40 or so parts (some spares) It took about 6 hours to build. Parts had to be cut out and bent/folded […]

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Hawker Tempest Mk. V Special Hobby 1/32

by Artur Domanski on January 11, 2017 in Aviation -- 20 Comments

Hawker Tempest Mk. V JN752 03.07.1944 No. 3 Squadron Tempest V JN752 JF-S Fl/Sgt. Domanski Operation: V1 Patrol Date: 3rd July 1944 (Monday) Unit: No. 3 Squadron Type: Hawker Tempest V Serial: JN752 Code: JF-S Base: RAF Newchurch Location: Cliff […]