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Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

Roden 1/48th Gladiator Mk.II in Finnish Service

The Roden Gladiator is one of their better 1/48th biplane kits, owing mainly to the parts being a bit more robust than most of their WW1 kits. This model represents GL-255, a machine belonging to LeLv 26 flown by 44-victory […]

1/32 Hasegawa P-40 Kittyhawk Mk.1 “London Pride”

This is 1/32 Hasegawa P-40 Kittyhawk Mk.1 finished with the markings of “London Pride ” (AK772 GA-Y) from No.112 Squadron RAF (Shark Squadron) during spring of 1942 in Gambut Libya . This Kittyhawk was flown by P.O. Burney & Sqn […]

Hasegawa/Aires 1/32nd Messerschmitt Bf109F-2

The Aires set requires a bit of careful measuring and test-fitting, corrections to the propeller blade tips, tailwheel, and supercharger intake. The oversized tailwheel was sawn from the yoke and replaced with a thinned G-6 tailwheel, the blades of the […]

Hasegawa 1/32nd Messerchmitt Bf109G-6r6/Trop

This model features Cutting Edge Cockpit and Exterior Detail Sets and an Eagle Editions Spinner. Paints used were Floquil RLM74/75/76 and Reefer White, decals are a mixture of Aeromaster and Eagle Editions. In the markings of 7./JG-27 during their posting […]

Hasegawa 1/32nd Messerschmitt Bf109G-6 “Tall Tail”

A beneficiary of the tail swap I mentioned in a previous article, this one also features an MDC cockpit and wheels, Cutting Edge exhausts, and an Eagle Editions spinner. Paints are Floquil RLM74/75/76, 04 Gelbe, and RLM66 on the canopy […]

Hasegawa 1/32nd Messerschmitt Bf109G-2r6

The Bf109G-6 “Hartmann Edition” formed the basis for this model. Modifications included an MDC G-2/4 cockpit set, True Details wheels, decals cobbled together from Eagle Strike and Eagle Editions. Tape belts with p/e buckles from the MDC set. Paints used […]

1/48 Hasegawa Ki-45

This was finished earlier this year. It is essentially OOB with the exception of the seat belts, which I made myself. The markings on the aircraft belong to the 53rd Sentai, a unit assigned to defending Japan from attacking B-29s […]

Raymond Collishaw’s “Black Maria” – Roden 1/32 Sopwith Triplane

Having trashed Billy Bishop, here’s a model flown by the Canadian (and Empire/Commonwealth) Ace of Aces, Raymond Collishaw, whose 60 victories in the Triplane and Camel were fully documented by his squadron mates with whom he flew, and are verified […]

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 […]


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 […]