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Kaman Seasprite HH-2, Airfix 1/72

by Robert Royes on July 19, 2017 in Aviation -- 9 Comments

This is the Airfix SH-2 Seasprite backdated to a SAR version used from large deck destroyers off the coast of Vietnam to rescue downed aircrew . Besides leaving off all the ASW gear I added a left main cabin door […]

P-36A Hawk (Academy 1/48)

by Vjekoslav Ranec on July 19, 2017 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

This P-36 is the new Academy re-release of the relatively old Hobbycraft kit. This kit has pretty good moulding and recessed panel lines, but it is pretty rudimental in cockpit and engine/engine cowling area. The plastic is moulded in light […]

1/32 Tamiya Mosquito FB Mk.VI, No 305 (Polish) Squadron

by K. J. Bricknell on July 19, 2017 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

A warning, gentlemen: there’s some outrageous and unashamed name-dropping in the following piece, so I’ll apologise for that in advance. Imagine that you are a very young man about to graduate from advanced pilot training at RAAF Base Pearce in […]

Northrop F-20 Tigershark – 1/72 Hasegawa

by David Mills on July 18, 2017 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

The F-20 was of course the last of the famous Northrop F-5 line. Regrettably the F-20 did not go into production despite being a superb aircraft In 1983/4 the RNZAF sent a team to the USA to evaluate the F- […]

Monster Triplane Wit a bit of Tinkering

by Paul Nash on July 17, 2017 in Aviation -- 25 Comments

As threatened previously, here are some pics and the background to what started out as one of those Hachette (very expensive) part works that claimed to give you a 1/8th scale model of the Red Baron’s Fokker Triplane. An old […]

1/48 Revell / Monogram P-47D Thunderbolt “Bonnie”, Major “Bill” Dunham, 460th FS, 348th FG.

by Louis Gardner on July 16, 2017 in Aviation -- 42 Comments

Here’s the mate to my last P-47 article…………….I built this plane about 10 years ago. I built this one at the same time as “Fiery Ginger” as flown by Colonel Kearby. These two planes were my first attempt at working […]

Airfix 1/48 Hawker hurricane -D. Bader

by Predrag Ivanovic on July 16, 2017 in Aviation -- 9 Comments

Tamiya 1:48 Nakajima A6M2 Rufe

by David A. Thomas on July 14, 2017 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

When I was a kid I lived on Monograms from Kmart. But after staring at a Tamiya Rufe in a local hobby store, my imagination got the better of me, I weighed a 3 for 1 value trade, and I […]

The new Airfix Me 262 in 1:72

by Alan Price on July 14, 2017 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

Here are a few photos of the new Airfix Me 262 which is featured in the new issue of Airfix Model World Magazine. This is a superb little kit, detail is excellent. This should be in the shops by Autumn […]

Wessex Queen’s Flight

by Emre Tuzun on July 14, 2017 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

This is the Revell’s 1/48 Wessex Queen’s Flight. To be honest, not much to say. Having seen the original one Colindale RAF Museum, I  decided to  build one. Phase one was being patient and searching on Ebay. Took a while […]