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Frank Luke’s SPAD XIII

by Tom Cleaver on April 25, 2017 in Aviation -- 7 Comments

In 1910, Armand Deperdussin founded the Societe Provisoire des Aeroplanes Deperdussin (SPAD). The company built racing airplanes designed by Deperdussin; a monoplane designed by Chief Designer Louis Bechereau in 1913 set a world air speed record of 125 m.p.h. that […]

North American B 25J Mitchell, A47-26, 2 Sqn 79 Wing RAAF Hughes NT 1944.

by Allan J Withers on April 25, 2017 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

1/72 Italeri, I thinned the cockpit armor plates, drilled the landing light lenses, corrected the nose gear door position and added some antennae wires, finished in MM enamels with Tamiya X22 + X21 over Aussie decals, built previous to 2004.

1/48 Macchi MC. 205

by John Healy on April 23, 2017 in Aviation -- 30 Comments

This is the Hasegawa kit from the mid 1990s. They did both the 202 and the 205 back in ’94-’95. I built the 202 straight away, and this one ripened in the stash for 22 years. I built it pretty […]

Roden 1/32 SPAD VII C.1

by Tom Cleaver on April 23, 2017 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

René Fonck, leading French ace of World War I with 75 victories, said that the introduction of the SPAD VII fighter “…completely changed the face of aerial warfare”. The SPAD S.VII C.1 was the first of a series of single-seat […]

RAH-66 Comanche

by Richard Mcstay on April 23, 2017 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

Hi folks, just a quick build whilst I take a break from the big harrier currently on the bench. This is Revells 1/72 kit of the Boeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 prototype. I made an impulse buy for £8 at the local model […]

Bf-109G-6 Eduard Winter Camo 1/48

by Dionyssis Vakalas on April 23, 2017 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

Well this is my first post here and hopefully not the last . This is the Eduard kit ( the old one with the mistakes ) . Very nice and easy to build . I used the hairspray technique and […]

Douglas A 20G Boston, A28-60, 22 Sqn RAAF Noemfoor Island 1944.

by Allan J Withers on April 23, 2017 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

1/72 MPM, I modified a few things, upper turret guns hinge, added alloy foil to landing lights, tinned copper wire push rod tubes to engines, finished in MM enamels with Future and Xtra flat over kit and Aussie decals from […]

1/48 Academy P-51B

by Geoffrey Abreu on April 22, 2017 in Aviation -- 7 Comments

This is the Academy (Accurate Miniatures) 1/48 P-51B. Maketar masks were used for the national insignia and squadron codes. I replicated the scheme that came in the box but painted the markings on instead of using the supplied decals. The […]

Junkers Ju388 in British Markings

by Santiago Hrubisko on April 20, 2017 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

My father has finished another model. He has built a Junkers Ju388. This model is part of the group of captured WWII aircrafts with British markings. We have many models to build in the future. Here are all the German […]

Hobbycraft 1/48 Hawker Sea Fury F.B.Mk. II

by Joe Caputo on April 19, 2017 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

Everyone who has built this kit knows how basic it is. My first attempt ended up in the standard paint scheme of the period (grey, duck egg, w/stripes). I bought this kit already started, The fuselage halves, including the prop, […]