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My 2017 in Review

by Ray Seppala on January 8, 2018 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

I managed to finish 14 models for the year. Some were a concerted effort to reduce the number on the shelf of doom. The majority are 1/72 except for the Mirage (1/48) and USS Excelsior (1/1000). The C-17 came very […]

Pilatus PC 21, 1/32 Scale Scratch Build, Part 5

by Marc Barris on January 8, 2018 in Aviation -- 20 Comments

Here we go again, did some major work the last few days, as well as spend time with my Family, which was great, so its off to the DRC tomorrow with a stop over in Johannesburg, then an early departure […]

Welsh Models 1/72 Boeing 737-7DT (BBJ) – 34 Squadron, RAAF

by Ray Seppala on January 7, 2018 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

Welsh Models are known for the vacform/resin kits. This kit was a challenge in some areas, in particular getting a solid join between the vacform fuselage and resin wing roots. The other issue I had was the amount of nose […]

Hasegawa 1/48 “Year of the Cat” F6F-5 Hellcat, the first U.S. Navy Blue Angels plane

by Louis Gardner on January 7, 2018 in Aviation -- 27 Comments

Tonight’s presentation is hot of the work bench. It is the second completed build for this year, (but most of the work was done last year…………..). I have been building a set of four Hasegawa F6F Hellcats as part of […]

F-16C Block 52+ – REVELL 1/72

by krzysztof bytniewski on January 7, 2018 in Aviation -- 9 Comments

The F-16C Block 52 + was built by me in 2009, from a very good Revell set. My task was to add some small elements that are characteristic of the Polish version. The model is in painting and marking from […]

Tamiya 1/48th N. American F-51D Mustang Korean War 1950

by Chuck A. Villanueva on January 7, 2018 in Aviation -- 27 Comments

It’s mid July 1950, it has been about a month since the war started when the N. Koreans crossed the 38th parallel invading S. Korea. Cpt James Kerley stands next to his F-51 ready to fly his first mission. One […]

1/48th Hasegawa P-40N

by Jim Sullivan on January 4, 2018 in Aviation -- 37 Comments

Built pretty much out of the box except for seat belts and TD wheels, this P-40N was a smooth, trouble-free build. After-market decals were used to mark the plane as one flown by the 8th FS Commander Ernie Harris. He […]

Pilatus PC 21, 1/32 Scale, Scratch Build, Part 4

by Marc Barris on January 4, 2018 in Aviation -- 23 Comments

Here we go again, I did quite a lot of work since the last post, I want to get some build time in before I make another trip to the DRC, so this is what I have done since the […]

Banff Strike Wing Mosquito.

by Julian Shawyer on January 3, 2018 in Aviation -- 31 Comments

This is the Tamiya 1/48th scale FB Mk.VI Mosquito. I made both the FB Mk VI, and the B Mk IV when they were first released. The FB Mk VI was released way back in 1998. It is painted with […]

Hasegawa 1/48 “Year of the Cat” NAS Daytona Beach F6F-3 Hellcat “Flight 138” 1945

by Louis Gardner on January 2, 2018 in Aviation -- 28 Comments

Well the New Year is off to a great start……………. I just finished up the first model for this Year. Granted, most of the work was done last year, so it only needed some little things completed to make it […]