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RF-101B Voodoo “Black Magic”

by Gary Brantley on December 4, 2012 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

This is the Monogram 1/48 kit. I’ve built it in a pseudo-Blackbird scheme I guess. I used various black enamels, eg. semi-gloss, flat, and gloss and then used the same type finishes in clear acrylic. The decal are from a […]

1/32 Spitfire F.R.XVIII

by Tom Cleaver on December 4, 2012 in Aviation -- 1 Comment

Another Greymatter conversions (ex-Wolfpack) set. Start with a Hasegawa 1/32 Spitfire V kit, hack off nose, upper rear fusealge, tail, modify the wings, add on Greymatter cowling, tail, wings, radiators, and spinner/prop. No decals per se out there, so this […]

1/32 Spitfire 24

by Tom Cleaver on December 4, 2012 in Aviation -- 3 Comments

Since the Spitfire XIV was such a success, here come some more 1/32 Griffon Spitfires. First up, the Revell Spitfire 24. Out of the box, this kit lacks all sorts of things: accurate cowling, accurate prop, acurate canopy, accurate radiators. […]

How to: Restore old, yellowed decals

by Editor on December 4, 2012 in Aviation

A video tutorial on how to bring back the old, yellowed decal sheet to full glory. By BasicModelling.

1/32 PCM Spitfire XIV

by Tom Cleaver on December 4, 2012 in Aviation -- 21 Comments

The Pacific Coast Models Spitfire XIV. The only accurate Spitfire XIV model currently available.

1/48 Classic Airframes Grumman Duck

by Walt Babst on December 3, 2012 in Aviation -- 8 Comments

After seeing all the Wildcats with the beautiful medium blue over gray. I thought I would post pictures of my Grumman Duck. I finished it earlier this year. It was my first biplane, but I got the bug and wanted […]

Korean War F-94B

by John Healy on December 3, 2012 in Aviation -- 3 Comments

1/48 Hobbycraft kit finished with SNJ spray metal and Experts Choice decals. To my knowledge, this kit was only released once in the late ’80s. I finally built this example in 2009.

Convair NB-100A “Obliterater” ——– What If ——-

by Rick Wilkes on December 3, 2012 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

After the cancellation of the XB-70 project in 1957, General LeMay reopened the nuclear powered manned bomber program using the Convair XAB-1 strike/reconnaissance prototype which the CIA had been pursuing with “black funds.” Planned as the first of SAC’s “Centennial […]

Tamiya F4F Wildcat

by Gary Brantley on December 3, 2012 in Aviation -- 8 Comments

I’ve built about 40-45 1/48 model aircraft over the last 25 years (yes, I am the world’s slowest builder, lol) but this Wildcat was my first Tamiya kit. I finished it last year and I have to say that all […]

Imperial Defender – Nichimo Ki45Kai Toryu “Nick”

by Brett Peacock on December 3, 2012 in Aviation -- 3 Comments

This is the older Nichimo kit, built largely OOB with Aeromaster decals (Imperial Defenders) I chose the allover Army green machine over the more conventional Grey and green blotch as it gives the aircraft a very different look. The Homeland […]