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Tamiya 1/48 Bf-109E-3

by George Henderson on March 30, 2017 in Aviation -- 5 Comments

I started building this to be marked with the kit decals but a photo on the web blew me away. This is more of a study in interpreting B&W colors than being correct so this is my take right or […]

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AMK 1/48th MIG-31, Part 1

by Halvar von Flake on March 29, 2017 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

Inspired by Boris’ magnificent two-parted building report of Airfix’ P-40 here on iModeler some weeks ago, I’m following in his footsteps and give the same concept a try with my recent MIG-31 project. Please see part one here, part two […]

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And now for something completely different… A “What If”, a “Definite Maybe”, and a “Just Because”!

by Roberto Silva Cuevas on March 28, 2017 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

Hi Everyone… Today I finished up the Mitsubishi J2M in the colors of an actual Ki-61 that was captured by the U.S. Marines during WWII. I think it catches the spirit of the “What If” without going to overboard. Next […]

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RAN De Havilland Sea Venom FAW.53 cockpit (yes, another one…)

Time for another black cockpit, been a while now. Although I have filed a Sit-Around from a RAN Sea Venom before I think you can take one more. This time it´s the very nice cockpit from from the WZ 939 […]

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Tiny Hunter

by Scott Nelson on March 28, 2017 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

I think the Hawker Hunter is one of the most esthetically pleasing aircraft ever to fly. I’ve made Revell’s 1/32, 1/72, and, now 1/144 Hunters. I have to say I like this 1/144 kit the best. If I can find […]

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Lindberg 1/48 XF-88 “Voodoo”

by Joe Caputo on March 27, 2017 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

The XF-88 “Voodoo” , first flown in 1948, was an under powered version of came to be the F-101. It was designed to be a long range fighter to escort B-29’s. The kit really shows it’s age and outside of […]

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Tamiya 1/48th Mitsubishi A6m2 “Zeke” Type 21 PTO WWII

by Chuck A. Villanueva on March 27, 2017 in Aviation -- 31 Comments

One of my older builds from the mid 90’s. I started building my current stash back in the early 90’s. Living in the East Coast I started picking up more kits to bring back with me when I returned home […]

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Minicraft 1:144 C-130 gunship

by Dennis Meyers on March 26, 2017 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

Nice little kit but smoothing in the big windshield area was challenging. Built it to compliment a Hasagawa 1:200 C-130. Is a 1:72 next?

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Eduard 1/48 Mig-21 MF

by Michael Booth on March 26, 2017 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

As the profipack, the kit comes with extra detail and of course masks. Only problems occurring was a tiny gap in the wing root, flimsy front landing gear and a slight bent nose aerial. Painting was done in Tamiya and […]

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1/48 Airfix BP Defiant

by Michael Drover on March 26, 2017 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

This is the newish and quite nice to build Airfix 1/48 Boulton-Paul Defiant Mk I. The markings it’s dressed in represent 264 Squadron circa the summer of 1940 in the traditional colours of dark green, dark earth all over sky. […]