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1/48 P-40N

by John Healy on February 23, 2017 · in Aviation — 15 Comments

This is the old AMT kit from the mid 1990s. All of the AMT P-40s are still solid kits. Each seperate version also has its issues. The cockpits are weak, but the canopies build up well in the closed position. […]

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Victory 200 : F-14A, VF-84, 1986-1988.

by James Kelley on February 23, 2017 · in Aviation — 8 Comments

I started this kit back in November 2016, when it was released. As the Tomcat is a complex machine, so is every model kit of it. I worked on this off and on, fighting boredom and loss of interest for […]

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LS 1/72 G3M1 Nell

by Igor Cernisevski on February 23, 2017 · in Aviation — 10 Comments

Another of my recent 1/72 builds, this time it’s old LS Nell. Built basically OOB, with some additions in the cockpit. Painted with spray can silver and Gunze red and black. Wash is Tamiya. Thanks for looking, comments are welcome, […]

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Aleutian 75

by Bert_j on February 23, 2017 · in Armor — 19 Comments

Joining the Midway Group Build, I thought a ground subject might offer something different. Given my glacial building speed, a newer release (2013) and low parts count (38 for the gun) would stand a better chance of completion by June. […]

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1/48 P-40B

by John Healy on February 23, 2017 · in Aviation — 14 Comments

This is the latest, and greatest P-40 kit. The brand new Airfix P-40B! What’s not to like about this one? I built it out of the box including using the excellent decals provided for Lt. Welch’s Pearl Harbor a/c. I […]

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Model Expo Zeeland Hallen 18/19 February 2017 (Part 2)

by Dirk Derks on February 23, 2017 · in Show Reports — 12 Comments

Continuation of show report Model and Toy Fair in the “Zeelandhallen”Goes The Netherlands. Very noticeable, that the average age of participants was well over fifty. That is a real concern for the near future. The youngsters on the last two […]

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Model Expo Zeeland Hallen 18/19 February 2017 (Part 1)

by Dirk Derks on February 23, 2017 · in Show Reports — 6 Comments

The “Zeeland Hallen” in the Provence of Zeeland (The Netherlands), was the location for the 25th anniversary of this miniature model and toy fair.Three large halls are filled to the brim with plastic models, train tracks in many scales, remote […]

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Belleau Wood

by Thomas Sweeney on February 22, 2017 · in Diorama — 10 Comments

At 04:00 on 11 June, Wise’s men advanced through a thick morning mist towards Belleau Wood, supported by the 23rd and 77th companies of the 6th Machine Gun Battalion, and elements of the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Engineers[8](p17) and were cut […]

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Albatros W4 in the Red Army, Roden 1:72

by Pavel Aparin on February 22, 2017 · in Aviation — 18 Comments

The model is dedicated to the holiday on February 23 “Red Army Day”, to replenish the Water Wings group build The picture shows the “Albatros W4» flying in the sky of Sevastopol in 1919. “Albatros W4» was a rare aircraft […]

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Dragon 1/35 British Army M10c Achilles 17 pounder, Italy 1944

by Gary Stevenson on February 22, 2017 · in Armor — 12 Comments

Dragon 1/35 British Armoured Division M10c Achilles from Italy when it crossed the Savo river in October of 1944 (I think!) Mounting the QF 17 pounder high velocity anti-tank gun, these vehicles were much feared by the German army at […]