Article Directory: Aviation

Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

Airfix early Spit….

When this kit first came out I was happy to get an early model Spit with a two blader, my favorite version. It turned out to be kind of toylike, “soft” looking somehow. I dunno maybe my head is soft. […]

1/48 Spitfire Mk.I

This is an Airfix kit finished with Humbrol enamels over Tamiya lacquer aluminum. The roundels are from Superscale. The kit is a bit thick and chunky in areas, but is an easy route to a very early Spitfire. Built with […]

Look what the UPS man brought!

Finally broke down and got the new Academy F-4B, I had been waiting for a state of the art Phantom for years, and this looks to be it. I know this bird has been reviewed to death, but one thing […]

Hasegawa 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf109-G6

Purchased this kit when it was first released somewhere in the mid nineties (I think). It was my first experience with using resin detail parts. Cockpit is the OOP KMC kit which was absolutely fabulous in that it just dropped […]

1/48 Tamiya Spitfire Mk.1b

An early version of Spitfire from the past which is still one of favourite pieces of my Spitfire collection. This is 1/48 Tamiya Spitfire Mk.1b with the markings of No 92 Sqdn. during the summer of 1941. One of the […]

Hobby Boss 1/72 HH-60H Rescue Hawk [Late Version]

Recently, I have been working on helicopter kits, but this is my first one in 1/72 scale. I uysed Model Master enamels thinned with lacquer thinner through a Grex airbrush, buffing metalizers on the rotor blades, Future brushed on over […]

Airfix 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I (Pre-war)

For my first contribution to I present Airfix’s nicely retooled 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I / IIa kit. Since returning to the hobby I’ve had a few fails and it feels really good to complete something for the display shelf. […]

Longest Non Stop Combat Mission of WWII

Here is a link to an article in the AirForce Magazine about the longest combat mission of WWII. Flown by my father Lt. Thomas A. Bell in his B-29 Double Trouble in June 1945. I have seen his medal and […]

Tamiya 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire Mk I

My first time posting here so I thought I would share one I built some time ago. This is the Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire Mk I with a Cutting Edge resin cockpit. I added some scratch-built details and finished her with […]

1/32 Fisher F9F-2, F9F-5 Panthers

As anyone who has seen any of Paul Fisher’s kits knows, they are among the best resin kits made, worth every penny they cost. They are so well-designed that any modeler with any level of experience who takes their time, […]