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1/48 Monogram Lockheed F-5B (P-38) Lightning

by Joe Caputo on August 28, 2013 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

Another 1/48 Monogram Classic. I opted for the photo nose, making it an F-5B. OOB.

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1/48 Accurate Miniatures TBF-1C Avenger

by Drew Tarter on August 28, 2013 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

Accurate Miniatures’ Avengers, along with their SBD Dauntless and F3F series, are among the best 1/48 scale aircraft kits ever produced. Everything – from surface and interior detail to fit of the parts – is about as good as it [...]

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1/350 Graf Spee by Academy

by Michael Wayne Knowles on August 28, 2013 in Ships -- 14 Comments

This is one of my earliest big ships and it was a joy to build. Despite Academy’s heavy handed molding of the finer details, I found the model to be very satisfying. I was able to replace most of them [...]

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eduard 1/48 F6F-3 “Flatleys Hellcat”

by bob mack on August 28, 2013 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

this is the mount of famous aviator LT CMDR. James H. Flatley Jr. as it would have appeared in the summer of 1943 when he commanded an air group aboard the U.S.S. Yorktown II…CV-10…”The Fighting Lady”…jimmy was a personal friend [...]

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1/48 Tamiya Do-335

by Michael Wayne Knowles on August 28, 2013 in Aviation -- 5 Comments

This is a buddy build with my good friend and master modeler, Rusty Rhea. He built the interior and landing gear, while i did the major structure and painting. Rusty spent 19 hours just on the seat, and 11 on [...]

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Foreign Hurricane

by Michael Wayne Knowles on August 28, 2013 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

This is a recent club challenge build of a Pegasus snap-together kit in 1/48th scale. I am surprised that a $10 kit designed for beginners would have wheel well and cockpit detail — chunky, yes, but respectable nonetheless. I decided [...]

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1/72 Airfix Bristol 170 Mk.32 Superfreighter

by Joe Caputo on August 27, 2013 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

If you’ve noticed any of my past “selected files”, you’ve probably answered the question you ask yourself while visiting the vendors at your local show, “who buys this kind of stuff?”. Here’s another one. The Airfix Bristol Superfreighter. An old [...]

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F-80C Shooting Star in 1/32 scale.by Czech Model.

by Tony Prince on August 27, 2013 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

I am very fortunate to have a well trained son who shares my interest in model aircraft, to the extent that he buys me a kit from time to time for my birthdays. This one’s from two years ago. Like [...]

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1/72 Matchbox Dornier 28D Skyservant

by Joe Caputo on August 26, 2013 in Aviation -- 3 Comments

Another unusual looking aircraft. I got to see one at an airshow quite awhile ago. It was civilian, white, and “for sale”. I was impressed with the white paint job, and had to duplicate it. Since then I’ve seen this [...]

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Creative Displays Montage

by Craig Abrahamson on August 26, 2013 in How-tos -- 5 Comments

My first post of this nature was so well received, that I thought I’d share some final shots with you all. Again, these were taken at local, regional and even national shows. Matter of fact, if I recall, that Bronco [...]