Article Directory: Aviation

Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

Vintage Lindberg Model: 1/72 Curtiss BFC-2

This is a real vintage kit I built some time ago. I always love these pre-war Naval aircraft and try to build all the examples produced in a main-stream kit regardless of how old, and vintage it is. I had […]

Erich Hartmann’s last 109

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 […]

1/72 Matchbox PB4Y-2 Privateer

Finally have some pics to post of the finished build. My apologies for the quality – me and my iPhone have a more difficult time with larger subjects! This was the “enhanced” Privateer build that I posted in the Aircraft […]

CityBird MD-11

Evening all, I used to build lots of airliners but had lost a little interest over the last few years. However, I have always loved the MD-11 and when MicroMir released their’s in a 1/144th scale injection-molding I decided to […]

F-82G Twin Mustang ,4th[AW] squadron, Okinawa.1950,Nose art group build.

This is Revells 1994 boxing of Monograms 1/72 N A F-82G. The G was an all weather model used with some success in the early days of the Korean war. The first aerial victories are attributed to the F-82, it […]

Project Completed: 1/48 HobbyBoss US Navy F3H-2 Demon

I finally finished my latest workbench project; the F3H-2 Demon in 1/48. If you would like to hear more about my build experience please take a look at my recent build article posted last week, or, on my blog. I […]

War Above the Trenches: Ansaldo A.1 Balilla

The Aircraft The Ansaldo A.1, nicknamed “Balilla”, after the Genoan folk-hero, was Italy’s only fighter aircraft to be both domestically designed and produced during the First World War. The A.1 resulted from continued efforts by the Ansaldo company to create […]

Dragon 1/48 Fw-190A-7

Heinz Bär – Experte: As an air‑minded working-class teenager, Heinz Bär took up the sport of gliding and soon became a qualified powered aircraft pilot at age of 17. With hopes of eventually flying for Deutsche Lufthansa, he joined the […]

Identity crisis! Monogram FW-190

I recently picked this kit up at a model show, the kit doesn’t specify what model FW-190 it’s supposed to be, As I’m not to familiar with the 190 I wonder If the experts out there could lend a hand […]

Trumpeter A3D-2 Sky Warrior

I picked this kit up when it first came out a few years ago…and I finally got around to building it. I was between kits and I thought this Trumpeter kit would be a fast and easy build… I was […]