Article Directory: Aviation

Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

Airfix 1/72 Bird Dog

The Airfix Bird dog in the scheme of a NZ owned aircraft ZK-NAM. I replaced the ill fitting cokpit roof clear parts, and removed the horrible ejector pin marks on the tail and wings, but left everything pretty much as […]

1/48th Tamiya F4U Corsair

As with all Tamiya kits, this one practically built itself (which is a GOOD thing, because if left to my own devices, I usually manage to mess sumthin’ up). There were no fit issues, as with any Tamiya example I’ve […]

Nieuport Ni-17 1/48 – Eduard

This is a Ni-17, N.1887, Stg. Edward Hinkle, Esc. N124 Lafayette, Western front, Spring 1917 This Nieuport has enjoyed a career in service relatively long flight into the U.S. in the French Air Force. Joined the Lafayette Squadron in November […]

Revell – How to know what’s in the box?

Here’s a very useful instructional video explaining what you can get in the Revell kit boxes – as most of the time you actually get repackaged products of other companies!

Eduard 1/48 Mig-21MF Slovak Air Force

This is my 2nd Eduard’Mig. Just from the box. I added some wire wheel wells, roof seals and wires inside the cockpit. I used Tamiya acrylics and Gunze with added some “Future”. I hope you like it! regards, Davide

Lindberg 1/72 Me-410

Yes the old Lindberg Me-410, I do like Lindberg kits, rivet coated, thick canopies, one piece tailplanes, funny shapes here and there, but they are fun to put together.. I didn’t do much to this one, just polished up that […]

Tamiya 1:48 Swordfish

This was an ‘off and on again’ project, mainly due to self induced problems. I still don’t have the sequence of rigging steps figured out, and when they should fit in the construction, painting and weathering stages. I had no […]

1/72 Italeri Stuka B2

This is a pretty much out of the box Stuka B2 from Italeri. I did add my own cockpit detail with styrene strip and other pieces. I used decals from Eaglecals. Painted using model master acrylic paint and weathered with […]

Italeri 1:48 Ju87B-2 Trop, 1./StG3 S7+KH

Hi folks, Well between struggling to get motivated and finding time to build, I have actually completed what I started in February. A really nice kit providing lots of opportunity for extra detailing! I spruced up the cockpit and added […]

1/48 PB-1W Conversion

This conversion languished for a very long time- about 4 years. I got the Paragon PB-1W Conversion, and a Monogram 1/48 B-17G, then the kit and conversion sat, and sat. I got hold of a great reference book- “B-17 In […]