Article Directory: Aviation

Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

Roden 1/32 Nieuport 24

The Roden Nieuport 24 kit done as the airplane flown by Charles Nungesser. This airplane is hard to track down because the superstitious Nungesser kept the rudder (with serial “1895”) from his Nie. 17 and put it on all his […]

1/48 SPAD XIII

This is a DML kit modified to the early rounded wingtip configuration. I built this one last year, finishing it with Humbrol enamels and an ancient MSAP decal sheet that performed as if it were brand new. This was the […]

1/48 F-4J

This is an Esci kit that I mproved with some parts from the spares box and scratchbuilt. These old Esci Phantoms build well, have recessed panel lines, and are pretty accurate in shape. They lack details in the cockpit and […]

Messerschmitt 109 E-3 6/JG 51, Werk. Nr: 5057

Messerschmitt 109 E-3 6/JG 51, Werk. Nr: 5057 Oblt. Josef Priller, Oktober 1940 Belgien Decals: Eagle Strike The kit is a Hasegawa 1:32 All lines have been redrawn and tank cover and maintenance, the demarcation lines are sprayed with the […]

Roden 1/32 Nieuport 25 “МЕРИ”

I want to introduce you to its first model in 32nd scale, and hopefully not the last – conversion Nieuport-24 from RODEN. Work has been done a lot, but I am pleased with the result so far)) Especially for the […]

Eduard Fokker E.V

Built about 2006, the very nice updated Eduard Fokker E.V “Parasol”. We now know the lozenge isn’t the right color (thank you very much WNW for your outstanding research!), but it still looks very nice. Amazing how aircraft development went […]

Eduard 1/48th Nieuport 17 in RFC Service

This is Eduard’s crisp little Nieuport 17 with a some extra detailing. The kit cockpit is fairly simple, with a flat floor with a step for the seat and molded in heel boards. It looks fine once it’s all closed […]

Roden 1/48th S.E.5a

In the box, this kit provides all of the classic Roden pebbly, wobbly plastic, fiddly fits, obscure attachment points, and horrific decals at no extra cost to the modeler. The scariest part was shaving down the tabs for the cabane […]

Falcon 1/48 Spitfire F.R.XVIII – vacuform

This was done about 2004. The Falcon 1/48 F.R. XVIII vacuform. Still the most accurate Spitfire XIV/XVIII in 1/48. I used a resin cockpit (something I had, nobody can really tell the detail differences between Spitfire cockpits in 1/48 scale […]

Summing up 2012!

Not a very good year modelling-wise with only three kits finished. The fact that two of them are very small doesn’t make it more impressive either! So here we go, two MiG-21s from Eduard in 1/144 scale. One Slovak one […]