Article Directory: Aviation

Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

1/48 Tamiya Mosquito

Hi All, The Mosquito is my favorite aircraft and I would love to be able to get behind the stick some day. I won’t be able to add much to all the things said about this Tamiya kit other than […]

Hurricane Mk.I early (Airfix 1/72)

Hi everybody! I have some issues with abnormal craving for early versions of a well-known aircraft – two-blade props, strange canopies like on an early Spitfire, strange camouflage patterns, and so on. And this is a very early Hurricane version […]

Tiger F-5E Swiss Air Force J-3001

From 1973 a systematic analysis of the aircraft market and evaluation of several types took place. At an early stage, the Federal Council decided to focus the evaluation on one aircraft, the Tiger F-5E. After thorough testing, the Federal Council […]

Battle of Kasserine Pass Group Build: 1/48 Eduard P-39L Airacobra

My last last contribution to this group build. Thanks again to David Thomas for stating this GB, it’s been a lot of fun and the selections presented here by fellow iModelers have been truly inspiring. Great historical narratives and some […]

North American X-15 A2 in 1:48, Special Hobby

Dear Modeling Friends, enclosed a few pics from my recently finished project, the X-15 Rocket Plane No. 66671 from Special Hobby. Building this (resin) kit was a nightmare, but after the paint-job and applied Decals I was convinced that this […]

John Glenn – almost a MiG ace

My entry in the Nose Art group project. John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, had several incidents occur in his life that could be seen as “indicators” of his later achievement. As a Marine pilot in the […]

The Making of A Demon: WIP Hobby Boss 1/48 F3H-2 Demon

This particular model has certain sentimental value to me because it is the last model purchased by my mother prior to her passing. For years now, really since I have been married with kids, I no longer get any fun […]

Dassault-Mirage 2000-N Escadrille 2/4 Lafayette. 1/72 Heller

As I wanted a relative strait forward build in between the groupbuilds, so I started working on this old Heller kit which I picked up second hand during one of the modelshows I visited in recent times. I have a […]

1/48 Hasagawa Harrier: The VTOL Warrior of the USMC

Always loved the USMC Harrier II version of this famed jet so a few years ago I decided to build my 1st Harrier. I apologize that I cannot say to much about my build experience b/c I built this some […]

1/48 Piaggio XSP-2 “Super Veloce” (1938)

Piaggio started in the aeronautics field in 1915. As with most Italians, racing was in the blood. The 1920s served as an important time in the company’s history when, Piaggio Aero brought on Giovanni Pegna and Giuseppe Gabrielli, two aeronautical […]