Article Directory: Aviation

Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

Airbus A330-300, Revell, 1/144, Aeroflot Russia

Hello, colleagues! Here is such a model recently graduated. This is Airbus A330-300 from Revell, scale 1/144. Someone might find this livery pretty, someone might be annoying. But, as the saying goes, beautiful aircraft all to face )))

Hasegawa 1/32 Fw-190A-6 “checkernose”

The Fw-190A-6 was the last version of the “mid-range” Fw-190A series. As with the A-2, A-3, A-4 and A-5 sub-types, it had two 7.62mm machine guns mounted in the fuselage, for primary use as “sighting weapons.” Unlike the earlier versions, […]

Treasures in the corner….

So I went to Skyway Models today looking for Panzer Crew for my Panther, no luck there. In the corner under some other kits I did however find a treasure from 1977, the Monogram B-29, complete with diorama sheet! I […]

1/48 Kinetic T-45 Goshawk: The Advanced Jet Pipeline

Historical Snapshot: (From the Boeing Company Website) In 1978, McDonnell Douglas and British Aerospace developed the T-45A Goshawk, a carrier-suitable version of the British Aerospace Hawk. The first Hawk, which flew Aug. 21, 1974, was established as the Royal Air […]

Aero L-39 ZO Albatros in 1/48.

This pretty little bird has been sitting in my stash ever since I bought it at a ‘bring & buy’ day at our IPMS meeting a couple of years ago. The kit included a swag of after-market bits, most of […]

Tamiya Bf-109V-14

The Bf-109 V13 and V14 prototypes were the first Bf-109 airframes to utilize Daimler-Benz DB 600-series engines, which finally gave the airframe the power it had needed since it first flew. The DB 600 was effectively the prototype for the […]

Airfix 1:72 Me262

Another great little Airfix kit. I added Eduard PE to detail the cockpit and used Mission Models paints. It is good kit, but one tricky point is the filler needed to blend in the joins between the wings and engine […]

Trumpeter Firefly

I have waited a while for a 48 scale kit that suited my modeling skills, and still I wait! This kit is nicely molded, but the fit is quite “fiddly”. I will post more as I work through this, but […]

Eduard 1/48 Bf-109G-14 (Profipack kit)

By the Spring of 1944, the Bf-109G-6, which had been the primary production version of Messerschmitt’s fighter since the previous fall, was falling behind in the relentless race for performance. Beginning in the late spring, many airframes were re-engined with […]

“Nose Art Group” Tamiya P-51D

Allow me first to make the point that I do not in any way disparage the town of Cooter Missouri nor any of the fine people that live there…. That being said: This is a model of an airplane that […]