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A Trio of Hasegawa Macchis

by Kevin Thompson on December 3, 2012 in Aviation -- 2 Comments

Hasegawa’s 1/48 scale Macchi C.202 and C.205 kits are probably the best 1/48 kits of any WWII Italian aircraft to date. Accurate, well-detailed and well fitting, there are many different decal options available for this series of kits. I did […]

Italeri 1/48 Macchi C.200 Saetta

by Kevin Thompson on December 2, 2012 in Aviation -- 4 Comments

Italeri’s 1/48 Macchi 200 Saetta (serie VII) is a welcome release. Previously, there was the old Artiplast (later SMER) kit in 1/50, and Czech short-run derivatives such as Pacific Coast Models (which is also good, but resin and PE fiddly). […]

Hobby Boss 1/48th F4F-3 Wildcat ‘Wake Island Defender’

by Erik Wade Whipple on December 2, 2012 in Aviation -- 7 Comments

This model went together with no trouble at all. The fit was very good and I experienced no problems with alignment. Paints were Floquil Navy Blue Grey, and US Navy Grey mixed with Concrete from their Railroad Colors line. I […]

Confederate States Air Force Mirage F-1

by Gary Brantley on December 2, 2012 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

What if? What if the Confederate States of America had survived the American Civil War? What if the CSA had survived right up into the present? Well, that’s the premise behind this aircraft. I created a scenario in which today’s […]

1/48 Nichimo Ki-51 Sonia

by Kevin Thompson on December 2, 2012 in Aviation -- 4 Comments

This is the 40 year-old Nichimo Sonia kit just finished a couple weeks ago. This kit was way ahead of its time with its quality and detail. Hope you enjoy the pics!

Tamiya 1/48 scale P-51D Mustang with Custom Markings for a Christmas Present

by George Tufnail on December 2, 2012 in Aviation -- 3 Comments

This idea hatched in August, 2011 when my sister expressed her love for the Mustang!! “It’s shiny and sounds so cool”!! Little light bulb in my head went “Ping!” and this was the result. It is my first time playing […]

Chino’s MiG-15 in flight

by Tom Cleaver on December 2, 2012 in Aviation -- 2 Comments

Proving just how good a pilot Steve Hinton is, here he is flying formation with a Cessna 210, from which I took these pix. And in case you want to ask “How close was he?” these photos were taken with […]

Nichimo 1/48th Ki-45 ‘Toryu’ OOB Dual Build

by Erik Wade Whipple on December 2, 2012 in Aviation -- 2 Comments

This pair of Nichimo Ki-45s was built with no extras other than seatbelts. These had been in my stash for years and I’d also obtained the Hasegawa kit, so I decided to build these first since I was in the […]

1/48th ProModeler by Revell-Monogram Bf-110G-4

by Walt Babst on December 2, 2012 in Aviation -- 3 Comments

I thought since I posted pictures of my Cyber Hobby Bf-110 that it my be interesting to also post pictures of my Revell-Monogram Bf-110G-4. I built this one a while back and have to say I really enjoyed the kit. […]

Ki-61

by Seth Marshall on December 1, 2012 in Aviation -- 2 Comments

Hasegawa’s 1/48 Ki-61. I finished this one a couple of years ago. OOB.