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Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

Trying to keep the sharks coming….

Hasegawa P-40M. 1/48 scale. I think this is one of the meaner looking mouths. 112 Squadron, Italy 1943.Resin seat and wheels added. Pilot from old Tamiya Buffalo kit.

P-40s of the 49th Fighter Group – Part 2: New Guinea

By the summer of 1942, the Japanese threat to Australia by direct invasion was largely over, but the threat posed by the Japanese takeover of New Guinea meant that Australia could still be isolated strategically, and later invaded. Two years […]

Polikarpov I-180E-3 1/48 scratchbuild

I-180 – on such machines might have come across Luftwaffe Russian pilots in 1941. If it were not a tragic set of circumstances such as the death of several test pilots, including Valery Chkalov. I-180 is a deep modernization of […]

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4 flown by Oberleutnant Josef Priller (Squadron commander).

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4 flown by Oberleutnant Josef Priller (Staffelkapitän) 1. / JG 26, November 1941. The model is a Hasegawa – Kit 1:32, all red lines are been sprayed gun with the airbrush – also the marks on the […]

1/48 Tamiya P47C5 “Formation Monitor” 448th BG

Hi Everyone This one has a sharkmouth! Tamiya P47D Ultracast Seat Loon Models C Cowling Superscale Decals Tamiya / Gunze Paints Thanks Darren

1/48 Tamiya P47D Bubbletop “362nd Fighter Group”

Hi Everyone Tamiya P47D Bubbletop – Super Rabbit Barracudacals ‘Mogins Maulers” Ultracast Seat Tamiya & Alclad paints Comments welcome! Looking forward to posting more. The site is excellent and the models I have seen are inspiring. Darren (Australia)

1/48 Monogram F-8H VF-111 Sharkmouth

Hi all, it has been quite a while since I last posted. I hope you enjoy my F-8H conversion of the Monogram 1/48 F-8E. I used pictures I took of a Crusader at the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, FL. […]

MRC 1/35 Bell 47D Mash Helicopter – Kit #BA 102

With my fumbling fingers, failing eyesight and faulty building techniques, this kit was a challenge. Fitting, aligning and keeping the boom/frame assembly straight was frustrating, to say the least. The illustrations in the instructions for the engine assembly required me […]

1/32 Trumpeter P-40 B Tomahawk

This is 1/32 P-40 B Tomahawk from Trumpeter built several years ago with the markings of RAF 112nd squadron. Construction started with the engine. Exhausts replaced with those from Nobblecraft. Next step is the cockpit. Unfortunately Trumpeter’s cockpit is too […]

P-40s of the 49th Fighter Group – Part 1 (Early Days)

Today’s Air Force has decided to emphasize its history as a means of unit inspiration. This has resulted in units with real “history” as the service decides which unit designations will continue in active service, so that one finds the […]