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Sikorsky CH 53 E Super Stallion, 161184, HMN 464 US Marines Aviation California 1993.

by Allan John Withers on January 29, 2017 in Aviation -- 22 Comments

1/72 Italeri, I modified and added a few things, brass tube to main rotor, cabin ceiling, wire mesh to air vents, tail rotor drive shafts and gearboxes, finished in MM enamels with Future and MM 30000 acrylic over kit decals.

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Special Hobby 1/32 Tempest V (Hi-Tech)

by Tom Cleaver on January 28, 2017 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

When Sydney Camm first designed what became the Typhoon in the late 1930s, not that much was known about high speed flight and heavy weaponry, with the result that the Typhoon’s wing turned out to be too thick. The result […]

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AM 1/48 A-36 Apache

by Tom Bebout on January 28, 2017 in Aviation -- 8 Comments

First completion of the year, essentially started before the Christmas holiday but just now completed. This is the old Accurate Miniatures kit of the A-36 Apache from which the now defunct company produced various versions of early P-51’s. I did […]

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MiG-21 MF CZ-Service (Slovakian Airforce)

by Christian Ristits on January 28, 2017 in Aviation -- 20 Comments

It was my first try on Chipping Fluids from AK-Interactive…a short Building-report (in german language) is available on my blog: Eduard`s MiG-21MF CZ-Airforce „7803“ Cheers, Christian

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„Two Iconics“ – F-104 Starfighter and Bell X-1 „Machbuster“

by Christian Ristits on January 28, 2017 in Aviation -- 20 Comments

Two of my latest builds and a tribute to General Chuck Yeager, who was the first man breaking the sound barrier with his Bell X-1. The two models are from the Eduard Limited Editions, it was a great pleasure to […]

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1/48 Pro Modeler SB2C-4 Curtiss Helldiver VB-83, USS Essex, April 1945

by Louis Gardner on January 27, 2017 in Aviation -- 45 Comments

This one is hot off the work bench. It’s number two for the year, but I started it last year. I literally just finished it less than an hour or so ago….. I have been posting updates with the build […]

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By any other name…….

by Rob Anderson on January 27, 2017 in Aviation -- 19 Comments

A Monogram kit is a Monogram kit, is a Monogram kit, regardless of whether you put Revell on the box or not! My lovely wife bought me the classic Monogram B-17G for Christmas. Still widely regarded as the best B-17 […]

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1/48 E.E. Canberra B.2

by John Healy on January 26, 2017 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

This is the recently reissued Airfix kit finished as a 1970s era Rhodesian example. It’s a simple, straightforward kit to build. As it is a bit light in details, I installed an Eduard PE instrument panel and cockpit set, along […]

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Sikorsky MH 53 J Stallion – Pave Low 3, 20th Special Operations Sqn USAF Saudi Arabia 1991.

by Allan John Withers on January 26, 2017 in Aviation -- 20 Comments

1/72 Italeri, I modified, replaced and added a few things, cut the tail at the fold point, added bulkheads and drive shaft couplings, added a cabin ceiling, brass tube and wire to main and tail rotors, reversed tail rotor blades, […]

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Second 1/48 Hasegawa Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien “Tony” flown by Major Kobayashi, Commander 244th Sentai

by Louis Gardner on January 25, 2017 in Aviation -- 24 Comments

I have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the new 1/48 scale Tamiya Ki-61. To me, the Ki-61 Hien “Tony” is one of the most graceful looking Japanese WW2 planes. I purchased the new Tamiya kit from a hobby shop […]