Article Directory: Aviation

Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

HobbyBoss 1/48 Bf-109F-4

My first experience with Hobby Boss models. I decided to step away from modern era models and take a trip to WW2 machines. I choose a cost-friendly, $23 Hobby Boss kit. I encountered absolutely no problems assembling the plane. Level of details [...]

Tamiya 1/48 Avro “Type 464 (Provisioning)” – 100th Anniversary of the RAF Group Build

Little needs to be said about the Lancaster, one of the truly legendary “greats” of the Second World War. A product of brilliant improvisation when the twin-engine Manchester proved underpowered and unreliable, Avro took the airframe and provid[...]

1/48th Boeing B-52H Stratofortress

Evening all, I thought you may be interested to see my latest 'work in progress' - Sanger's 1/48th scale B-52 vacuform. I've been plodding on with the engines and wings, and the accompanying pictures show my progress so far. The basic engine na[...]

Karaya 1/48 Ansaldo A.1 Balilla – VVS RKKA, 1924

Hello! I represent a fresh model, still the paint has not dried up)) - Ansaldo Balilla from Karaya. The model is not bad, but it's going to be a little more complicated than, for example, their Martinside. Mainly because of the braces. The opti[...]

Airfix Stuka 1/48

I've been following this site for some time and have decided to join in the fun. This is my recently completed Airfix Stuka. A great all around kit. Good detail and fit, nice decals , easy to follow instructions and reasonably priced. Painted[...]

Bristol Beaufighter

Bristol Beaufighter Type 156 Beaufighter Bristol Type 156 Beaufighter ExCC.jpg A Beaufighter Mk X with rockets. This Beaufighter is NE255/EE-H of No. 404 Squadron RCAF, of RAF Coastal Command at Davidstow Moor, 21 August 1944.[1] Role Heavy fig[...]

War Above the Trenches: Caudron G.IV (Late)

The Aircraft The Caudron G.IV was a French twin-engine biplane widely used during World War I as a reconnaissance/bomber aircraft. Its tailplanes were mounted on an open latticework structure normally associated with pusher aircraft, yet the e[...]

Airfix 1:72 B-25C/D as a USMC PBJ-1D

this is the new Airfix B-25C/D. the early Mitchell in 1:72 scale has been one of my "holy grail" kits for a long time. Airfix finally answered my prayers earlier this year with this release. fit and detail parts are excellent. I think Airfix ca[...]

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress….Meng 1/144-ish Nose Art Group Build

No nose art forum would be complete without a B-17 in it, as that airplane is pretty much the poster child for that genre. Look for nose art on any search engine and chances are the first hit you'll get will be a B-17. After the Monogram Musta[...]

1/32 Trumpeter SBD-3: Battle of Midway

I would like to present my completed 1/32 Trumpeter SBD-3 Dauntless in the Battle of Midway configuration. The model took me approximately a month to complete working on it almost daily. The base kit is constructed very well with loads of deta[...]