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Minicraft 1:144 C-130 gunship

by Dennis Meyers on March 26, 2017 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

Nice little kit but smoothing in the big windshield area was challenging. Built it to compliment a Hasagawa 1:200 C-130. Is a 1:72 next?

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Eduard 1/48 Mig-21 MF

by Michael Booth on March 26, 2017 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

As the profipack, the kit comes with extra detail and of course masks. Only problems occurring was a tiny gap in the wing root, flimsy front landing gear and a slight bent nose aerial. Painting was done in Tamiya and […]

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1/48 Airfix BP Defiant

by Michael Drover on March 26, 2017 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

This is the newish and quite nice to build Airfix 1/48 Boulton-Paul Defiant Mk I. The markings it’s dressed in represent 264 Squadron circa the summer of 1940 in the traditional colours of dark green, dark earth all over sky. […]

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Whoa, Nellie!

by Scott Nelson on March 25, 2017 in Aviation -- 19 Comments

Here’s my 1/72 Hasegawa G3m Nell. A straightforward build although masking the clear parts was tedious even with a pre-cut mask set. I tried post-shading panel lines with powders on this one. Probably won’t do that again. I think I […]

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P47n Thunderbolt Revell 1/48

by neil foster on March 25, 2017 in Aviation -- 31 Comments

Hi guys,well here is my latest offering it is Revell’s P47n, “2 big and too heavy / Short snorter”.The P47n is the one with the larger wings to accommodate internal fuel tanks. The kit went together nicely with no real […]

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1/48 AMG Hawker Sea Fury prototype

by Tom Cleaver on March 24, 2017 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

Following up on the previous article, the Sea Hawk’s predecessor: Had the Hawker Sea Fury arrived on the scene one year earlier than it did, its place in history would not be assured by its technical excellence but rather by […]

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148 Trumpeter Hawker Sea Hawk FGA 6

by Tom Cleaver on March 24, 2017 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

A review from 2007: The Hawker Sea Hawk was the first completely successful British jet-powered carrier fighter. It was roughly equivalent to the U.S. Grumman F9F Panther, with which it shared a powerplant – the very successful Nene centrifugal turbojet […]

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Eduard 1/48 Albatros D.II

by Michael Booth on March 23, 2017 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

For a challenge, this would be my first First World War subject. As the profi-pack kit, the content comes with masks and detailed photoetch and four marking options. Woodgrain was achieved using Light Orch Oil paint, this was a challenge […]

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1/72 Worimi Hornet – Academy + Ronin Decals

by Michael Drover on March 23, 2017 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

The Worimi hornet is complete. This model represents A21-23 that was dressed in Worimi group traditional artwork and colours to celebrate the service of indigenous people within the Australian Defence Force during 2016. The aircraft is adorned with the name […]

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Another Bill Bosworth Masterpiece – 1/48 Sikorsky S-40 (scratchbuilt)

by Tom Cleaver on March 22, 2017 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

Whoops – it’s 1/48! Still has a 32-inch wingspan For those who don’t know what the S.40 was: Sikorsky designed the S-40 in response to a request from Juan Trippe, president of Pan American Airways, for a larger passenger carrying […]