Article Directory: Aviation

Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

1/48 Spitfire PR.19

This is the new Airfix kit that I built last month. In my opinion, it’s their best Spitfire yet. It surpasses the Mk.22/24 and Seafire 46/47s from the 1990s due to better detailing and nicer moldings. Others on this site […]

For Stearman Lovers Everywhere

As winter turns into spring (sort of) here in Washington, it is time for our Stearman’s annual inspection. Good thing that way we know it will be safe for a sunny season of flying. Since all the access panels are […]

Minicraft 1/144th B-52

I hardly ever attempt anything in this [small] scale, but this was “big enough” to allow my shaky fingers and failing eyesight to have a go. It was a pretty basic [read: easy] assembly and paint job, but I’m pretty […]

Airfix Lynx 48th scale

For my first post I am just utting up a work in progress of the 48th scale Airfix Lynx to which I am adding three Eduard photo etch sets…hopefully my enthusiaum will keep the project going !!!

Hobby Boss 1/48th Scale North American FJ-4 Fury

While I’m usually a “propeller” guy, I enjoy building early jet subjects from time to time for a change of pace. The FJ-4 was North American’s “Navalized” version of their famous F-86 Sabre. The kit was built for a good […]

1/32nd Hasegawa FW-190-D9

Built some time back, this particular Luftwaffe bird came out pretty well for a fumbly-fingered old guy – me. The colors are probably wrong, but hey – who knows…there might have been a paint scheme like this, right? I used […]

21st Century Corsairs

Two 21st Century Corsairs, one modified with the Montex conversion set as an F4U-1 “birdcage” Corsair, one done as Ike Kepford’s F4U-1A. Both used Eduard photoetch for the cockpits and SAC metal gear legs. One major problem with the kit […]

Grumman OV-1A Mohawk

It was the Eduard cockpit set that inspired me to build this model…. That and the fact that I had access to the real aircraft. The American Wings Museum is located in the Twin Cities in Minnesota and was created […]

21st Century Corsair

Added a quick boost seat, photo etch panel, left over trump corsair cockpit parts, left over corsair wheel well parts………O’ a superscale decal I think is older than I am lol……fixed the wing sit/ resribed the fold line, wiired the […]

Old Revell P-47

Thanks for the welcome, everyone, I sure appreciate it! Felt kind of funny not having anything to show, so I decided to load these pics of a 1/32 Revell P-47D that I did a while back. The build took twenty […]