Article Directory: Aviation

Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

1/48 SPAD XIII late version

Finished a biplane with rigging for the first time in ages. Lots of fun and challenges. The Eduard kit was great as usual, but has a 3-part fuselage assembly that presented some fit challenges that that led to me to […]

100 years ago today – April 21, 1918

There is likely no fighter airplane better known in the world than that flown by “The Bloody Red Baron of Germany,” as the song “Snoopy and the Red Baron” has it. People who know nothing about airplanes know the all-red […]

1/48 Tamiya P-47D-20 “Vonnie”

This is 1/48 Tamiya P-47D-20 with the markings of “Vonnie” 509 FS,504 FG flown by William McCrystal. Standard Olive drab and Neutral Grey finish with red cowl, wing tips, tail bands and canopy trim. Cockpit modified with Eduard instrument panel […]

1/72 F-4G[B] Phantom VF-213,Early Hasegawa.

Ten F-4B’s were equipped with an automatic carrier landing system and a data link system which both ended up in the F-4J. They were designated F-4G’s. They deployed to the far east in 1966 on Kittyhawk,with VF-213, some wearing experimental […]

Airfix 1/48 Sea Fury

Since there is some kind of “glitch” at Modeling Madness (under repair I am told) I am posting this earlier than usual. The Airplane: Had the Hawker Sea Fury arrived on the scene one year earlier than it did, its […]

Hawker Hurricane Airfix 1/24

The Hurricane was built pretty much out of the box apart from the seat straps and the propeller which was modified and originated from the Airfix Spitfire with some additional filling and sanding. Mr Hobby paints and aviaeology decals laid […]

J-22 Orao wooden desk top models 1/35

here are just finished two models of ex Yugoslav J-22 Orao

Fujimi 1/72 RF-4B Marine Recon Phantom,VMFP-3

Exclusively used by the US Marines,46 built, based on the Navy’s F-4B , with the thin tires and wings[the last 10 having the wider tire/wing] , in service from 1965-1990. Saw service in Vietnam and numerous detachments where needed usually […]

76 years ago today – the Doolittle raid

Newsreel reveals raiders took off from USS Hornet (CV-8)

Revell-Germany 1/48 Me-410B-2

The Messeschmitt Me-410 was essentially a redesigned Me-210, with a lengthened fuselage and DB603 engines rather than the DB605 of the earlier design. This redesign solved the problems of the Me-210, which were so difficult that it was deemed prudent […]