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Convair XFY-1 Pogo, A What-if – Lindberg 1/48

by Jaime Carreon on June 25, 2017 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

In another universe not so far away… Marine Lieutenant Wally Warren was not a happy camper in the spring of 1968. His plan to avoid being sent to Southeast Asia by becoming a flight instructor had come to a screeching […]

Who can identify this kit ?

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

O.K guys ,everyone likes to be a smarty pants ,a know it all, an expert ,so lets see if anyone can identify this aircraft, I’ll give you as much information as I have. A couple of years ago I was […]

BAe Harrier GR 3, XV804, 233 OCU RAF Wittering England 1970.

by Allan J Withers on June 24, 2017 in Aviation -- 8 Comments

1/72 Fujimi, I modified the cockpit, nose wheel bay and engine fan, finished in Humbrol and MM enamels with Future and Xtra flat over kit decals, built 2013.

FM-1 Wildcat in 1/48

by Tony Prince on June 23, 2017 in Aviation -- 20 Comments

This is the Hobby Boss kit which I picked from the stash as something easy……. You’ve probably done that: Parts fit was excellent, detail sharp & restrained but the undercarriage; that’s another story; very fiddly & the prop needed some […]

1/48 Privateer @ SoonerCon an inspiration for my next build…

by Greg Kittinger on June 22, 2017 in Aviation -- 28 Comments

A couple of weeks ago I travelled down the turnpike to Oklahoma City to attend (and enter) the SoonerCon 2017 contest. This beautiful PB4Y-2 was the belle of the ball, taking 1st in category, Modeler’s Choice, and Best of Show […]

F-14A Tomcat Wolfpack 1/72 Academy

by Dimitris Bellas on June 22, 2017 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

A very low quality kit but at least i tried numerous new techniques. I hope you like it.

Special Hobby 1/32 Bristol M.1C

by Maxim Bylkin on June 21, 2017 in Aviation -- 22 Comments

Excellent model from the Special Hobby, which I tried not to spoil)). Decals are spoiled, so I took up the striped coloring. This option is not out of the box. A little fuss with scotch – and here is a […]

Hawker P1127, XP836, flown by A.W.”Bill” Bedford, Dunsfold England 1961.

by Allan J Withers on June 20, 2017 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

1/72 Airfix, I modified the engine intake and compressor, the pitot tube, adjusted the undercarriage and sanded off most of the rivets, finished in MM metalizer with MM sealer over kit decals, built previous to 2007.

1/48 Hasegawa F6F-3 Hellcat, The Great Mariana’s “Turkey Shoot” Lt. Arthur “Payne” Whiteway, VF-16 “Fighting Airedales” USS Lexington

by Louis Gardner on June 19, 2017 in Aviation -- 33 Comments

Today and tomorrow marks the 73rd Anniversary of the Mariana’s “Turkey Shoot”, which happened on June 19th and 20th, 1944. It is sometimes called the battle of the Philippine Sea, where the Japanese lost an estimated 550 – 645 aircraft, […]

Rotachute Mk III (Fly 1/72)

by Dmitry Stropalov on June 19, 2017 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

I would never knew about this project without somebody from Fly company, who decided to create a model of this strange flying thing. Rotachute had no engine and it was using a well known autorotation principle. During WWII there was […]