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Italeri 1/72 F-111A Aardvark

by Greg Kittinger on June 12, 2017 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

Built OOB except added crew, and swapped out 1000 lb iron bombs for retarded bombs. Was a pretty nice kit – a bit difficult to get the exhaust nozzles snuggled up next to the fuselage once everything was put together. […]

Me109G-10 Erla early

by Matija Lisec on June 11, 2017 in Aviation -- 7 Comments

As the one before, Revell 1/32 Aires cockpit, GWH seat belts,Brassin exhaust, new small wheel bulges on wings. Barracudacals marking Yellow 24 6/JG27, sprayed RVT band Also,some pics from the cockpits( one is the modified kit one, the other Aires)

Me109G-10 Erla late

by Matija Lisec on June 11, 2017 in Aviation -- 3 Comments

Revell 1/32. I will not get into details about the kit which has issues. Too many issues to call it a great kit. Passable. Modified cockpit,Aires belts, drilled out exaust,Brassin wheels. The camouflage was interesting to me, a low viz […]

Trumpeter 1/32 P-47N

by Tom Cleaver on June 10, 2017 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

Originally designed as a high altitude interceptor, in which range would not be a major consideration, the P-47’s role changed completely when it was the only American fighter with much chance against the Luftwaffe, and was thus pressed into service […]

Revell Germany 1/48 A-20G Havoc, from late 2012.

Hello all. I´m going to share with you this old project, it took me good 18 months to finish it and so far it has been the longest one for me in a single model, I´m not precisely a “Fast […]

A-4E Lady Jessie onboard USS Hancock – Yankee Station Gulf of Tonkin 1968

by Dirk Derks on June 9, 2017 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

THE STORY OF THE A-4E LADY JESSIE Lady Jessie was married to Fred Beck. They ran the Keno game at Harold’s Club in Reno. They became acquainted with Dick Perry,(She was like an adopted Mother to Lcdr Dick Perry.) who […]

MBB BO105 M VBH, 8054, 16th Anti Tank Regiment FGAA Celle 1982.

by Allan J Withers on June 8, 2017 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

1/72 Airfix, OOB, finished in Humbrol and MM enamels with Tamiya X22 over kit decals. built pre 2004.

1/72 Ilyushin IL-28 Bomber (h-5 Bomber)

by jim wasley on June 8, 2017 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

This is a Trumpeter Kit,I bought on line for $1.99cents,yes cheap,and that’s what the kit reflected,Trumpeter I read took over some kits from Italeri,and this was some of their early tooling.all guide pins had to be sanded,and so many lumps […]

Captain Richard E. Fleming,USMC, VMSB-241, Accurate Miniatures, Vought SB2U-3 Vindicator

I saved this for last of my builds for Midway. A Marine first and foremost, Capt Fleming was fully aware of the limitations of the Vindicator, facing a far more superior force in the Japanese Navy. Faster planes, ships bristling […]

Skymax 1/72d TBD-1 & Airfix 1/72d A6M2

by Rick Wilkes on June 7, 2017 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

I’ve decided to concentrate on the history rather than the models in my Midway GB posts. 12 TBD-1’s of VT-3 led by LCDR Lance E. (Lem) Massey spotted the Japanese carriers at about 1015. Initially the Zeros were kept at […]