Article Directory: Aviation

Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

Monogram 1/48 TBD-1 Devestator Ens. George Gay Midway 1942

This is the Monogram 1/48 Devastator straight from the box except aftermarket decals and I swiped a dual 30 cal. for the rear gunner out of an Accurate Miniatures SBD-5. Always wanted to do a Torpedo 8 aircraft, and I […]

Monogram 1/48 F-86 Sabre Capt. Joseph McConnell First Triple Jet Ace…

Ever since I saw the movie “The McConnell Story” with Alan Ladd I wanted to do his aircraft. This is the old monogram kit. Very nice kit but not as good as the newer ones out now. but back in […]

A bipe for those who fear rigging… though as far from ‘shake ‘n’ bake as it gets…

… while I’m grateful that this was kitted in 1/48 at all, there are some horrendous fit issues with this bugger. Before attempting, please stock up on files, putty, sandpaper, patience and your most powerful favorite beverage. This is the […]

Planet Models 1/48 Bugatti 100P

I had a fascination for this aircraft ever since I heard the stories that Bugatti had attempted to build a plane aimed at taking on the world speed record for 1939/1940. This was a very radical design, using forward swept […]

Monogram 1/48 F-84F Thunderstreak

Another one of those old Monogram kits you can pick up at a show for a few dollars. Development began by Rebublic slapping some swept wings on an F-84E but then they completely redesigned it around the J-65 engine and […]

Eduard 1/48 Roland C.II

This is the weekend edition of the kit and was built entirely OOB. This was my first attempt at a WW1 subject and it gave me the opportunity to try out a number of new (for me) modelling techniques. The […]

Hasegawa 1/48 F6F-5 “Minsi III”

This is the Hasegawa 1/48 F5F-5 with the Cutting Edge cowling, True Details canopy, and Aerostar Decals to do “Minsi III,” flown by CDR Dave McCampbell, the Navy Ace of Aces and the #3 American Ace of the war. His […]

AMT 1:48 scale P-40F, “Warhawk”

Another P-40 model, and this one is NOT built OOB like the previous builds. The basic kit isn’t bad, but it isn’t one of those, “I gotta build it” kits like Hasegawa or Tamiya. However, I you want to build […]

Smoke (rings) Gets In Your Eyes…

First of all, no… I am NOT that good with an airbrush… smoke rings are Mike Grant decals. Something a bit different for me (it wasn’t built in Germany) 😉 – The Hase 1/48 Mc-205 Veltro. Added a bunch of […]

Lindberg F-11 Tiger

This is my latest model, Lindberg F-11 Tiger. I did it as a presentation model.