Wingnut Wings Fokker E.III Eindecker

by Jim Coatney on November 15, 2013 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

Here are some pics of my Wingnut Wings Fokker E.III. This was built out of the box except for the seatbelts (HGW Laser Cut) and Rigging (Gaspatch turnbuckles). Since the early engines, especially the rotaries, spewed oil all over the [...]


PBY-5A Catalina – Black Cats VP-81 ‘Nite Life’ – New Georgia 1944

by Rob Pollock on November 15, 2013 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

This is the 1/48 Monogram kit, purchased as the -10A post-WWII Rescue version. I thought a colourful scheme of internediate blue-over-white finishes, with bright red and yellow bands, would make a big impression as a scheme. When I opened the [...]


Egads! Another vacuform! Falcon Models 1/48 Hawker Seahawk FGA.6

by Tom Cleaver on November 15, 2013 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

The Falcon Seahawk first came out in around 1988-89. This was done in 2003, using decals scaled up on an ALPS printer by a friend to do the seabird squadron marking of 899 Squadron with other decals from the dungeon. [...]


Wooden concept models of proposed Orbiter carriers

by Frank Cronin on November 14, 2013 in Aviation -- 9 Comments

I was contacted and asked to restore two wooden concept models, I was told, that the models were made by Jack Conroy, the designer of the “Guppy”. Both of the models are very skillfully made and show the real talent [...]


Ferrari air racer

by Robert Bausch on November 14, 2013 in Aviation -- 9 Comments

Back in the 1980s, I thought of doing a model of a hypothetical Ferrari air racer. I used the 1/48 Monogram F-105G kit, one of the 2 seaters, removing the 2nd cockpit. I had already done this to make the [...]


Wingnut Wings 1/32 Gotha G.IV

by Jim Coatney on November 14, 2013 in Aviation -- 21 Comments

Here are some images of my Wingnut Wings Gotha G.IV. Despite its size (almost 30 inch wing span) and complexity, this kit goes together amazingly well. It has to be the best engineered model I’ve built. It is built mostly [...]


The First Guppy

by Jeff Thomsen on November 14, 2013 in Aviation -- 35 Comments

Here’s a conversion in 1/72 scale of the “Pregnant Guppy”, the first of Aero Spacelines’ series of “Guppy” outsize cargo airplanes. The Pregnant Guppy, Super Guppy, and Mini Guppy were based in my home town and they were fascinating to [...]


HK Models 1/32 B-17G – the Big one!

by Chris Wallace on November 14, 2013 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

So far so good – but time consuming to pick out all those parts and paint individually. Hopefully some of the work is seen after I close up the fuselage!!


Dynavector 1/48 Hornet F.1

by Tom Cleaver on November 14, 2013 in Aviation -- 4 Comments

A further demonstration from Ron’s Skyshark of how good Dynavector vacuforms are. This being the Dynavector 1/48 deHavilland Hornet F.1, which I think is one of the best looking twin piston engine airplanes ever made. The initial concept of the [...]


USS Shark

by Ronald Dobrzelecki on November 13, 2013 in Ships -- 5 Comments

This the 1/72 scale kit from Mobius .No mods just a good piece of wood to mount it on.