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FAA Grumman Wildcat AL426 being stripped, restored & preserved at Yeovilton, UK

by Gary Stevenson on February 8, 2017 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

These few pics are from a visit we paid to the FAA Museum at Yeovilton in around 2006 when they were restoring their Wildcat AL246. I found it amazing that the colours inside had never been touched up or replaced […]

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Midway Marauder

by Bill Koppos on February 7, 2017 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

Saw that Greg Kittinger wants to do a Midway B-26. Here was my interpretation, done a couple of years ago. “Susie-Q” was an early bird with short wings and different tail gun position. Valom had a kit of it, it […]

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Tamiya & Pro-Modeller 1/48 F-84G Thunderjet(s)

by Gary Stevenson on February 7, 2017 in Aviation -- 9 Comments

2 pics of older build Tamiya F-84Gs & the rest are for the latest -G bird from Pro-Modeller as promised. – Straight from the box with very flaky, original Korean War decals from Pro-Modeller (Revell) cracking & splintering all over […]

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1/48 Otaki Ki-44 Shoki “Tojo” built 39 years ago today …..Monday, February 6th, 1978

by Louis Gardner on February 6, 2017 in Aviation -- 28 Comments

Here’s a few pictures of a kit I built as a kid. This model has somehow survived over all of these years……………….. Here’s the background on the build: Some dates in time, (for some unknown reason), just seem to stick […]

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Revell 1/48 F-84E Thunderjet

by Gary Stevenson on February 6, 2017 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

One of Colonel George Lavens F-84Es from his time in charge over in Europe with the 527th FBS, 86th FBG, USAF . Decal sheet is by Aeromaster and kit straight OOB otherwise. Very colourful paint job and a lovely kit […]

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Italeri (Accurate Miniatures) 1/48 B-25D Mitchel ‘Tondalayo’

by Gary Stevenson on February 6, 2017 in Aviation -- 5 Comments

Still on the workbench and propped up to avoid strain on that original, fragile plastic nosewheel leg! – A metal leg would have been nice on this one, especially with all the weight in the nose to contend with!

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Tamiya 1/32 Spitfire XVIe

by Gary Stevenson on February 6, 2017 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

A few pics of my Spit XVI – I’m well proud of this one as the cockpit & engine bay turned out really well!

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Hasegawa 1/32 Ki-84 Hayate

by Gary Stevenson on February 6, 2017 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

As found at the end of WWII by US forces during the occupation of Japan. Paint was well chipped & faded!

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Academy 1/32 F/A-18C of VMFA-122 USMC

by Gary Stevenson on February 6, 2017 in Aviation -- 5 Comments

Finished a while ago, this kit had lots of extras thrown at it but one bit me on the proverbial! – The seamless intakes were a sod to get right & ended up with a gap which just would not […]

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Airfix 1/72 Beaufighter

by Scott Nelson on February 6, 2017 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

I was going through my posts here on iModeler and realized I never posted about my first build in 2016! During construction I cracked the gunner position canopy. I was able to continue building the kit since the canopy could […]