Pilatus PC 21, 1/32 Scale Scratch Build, Part 5

by Marc Barris on January 8, 2018 · in Aviation — 20 Comments

Here we go again, did some major work the last few days, as well as spend time with my Family, which was great, so its off to the DRC tomorrow with a stop over in Johannesburg, then an early departure […]

Welsh Models 1/72 Boeing 737-7DT (BBJ) – 34 Squadron, RAAF

by Ray Seppala on January 7, 2018 · in Aviation — 17 Comments

Welsh Models are known for the vacform/resin kits. This kit was a challenge in some areas, in particular getting a solid join between the vacform fuselage and resin wing roots. The other issue I had was the amount of nose […]

Hasegawa 1/48 “Year of the Cat” F6F-5 Hellcat, the first U.S. Navy Blue Angels plane

by Louis Gardner on January 7, 2018 · in Aviation — 27 Comments

Tonight’s presentation is hot of the work bench. It is the second completed build for this year, (but most of the work was done last year…………..). I have been building a set of four Hasegawa F6F Hellcats as part of […]

F-16C Block 52+ – REVELL 1/72

by krzysztof bytniewski on January 7, 2018 · in Aviation — 9 Comments

The F-16C Block 52 + was built by me in 2009, from a very good Revell set. My task was to add some small elements that are characteristic of the Polish version. The model is in painting and marking from […]

Tamiya 1/48th N. American F-51D Mustang Korean War 1950

by Chuck A. Villanueva on January 7, 2018 · in Aviation — 27 Comments

It’s mid July 1950, it has been about a month since the war started when the N. Koreans crossed the 38th parallel invading S. Korea. Cpt James Kerley stands next to his F-51 ready to fly his first mission. One […]

R.I.P. John Young

by Josh Patterson on January 6, 2018 · in Uncategorized — 8 Comments

Gemini III, Gemini X, Apollo X, Apollo XVI, STS1 & STS9. He was on the first manned Gemini mission, walked on the moon and the commander on the first Space Shuttle mission. In his more mortal duties he flew planes […]

Italeri Kfz. 305 Opel Blitz in 1:35 (#216) Afrika Korps

by Michel Verschuere on January 6, 2018 · in Armor — 17 Comments

This is my entry to the “Battle of Kasserine Pass/Tunisia Campaign” group build (ft. David A. Thomas), I reported during the build there, see Some history: The Opel Blitz was one of the main workhorses of the German army […]

Tamiya 1/48 Pz.IIIN (Afrika korps, 1943)

by Maxim Bylkin on January 5, 2018 · in Armor — 24 Comments

Happy New Year, colleagues! I open this year model of the German tank Pz.IIIN. I started it last year, I collected it in a couple of days, and everything stopped at the stage of painting. And now bravely put aside […]

A couple of quick ones – Fujimi 1/24 Porsche 917s

by George Williams on January 4, 2018 · in Automotive — 39 Comments

The Porsche 917 is one of the most iconic sports racing cars of all time, largely for its high speeds and power outputs. It was made into a movie star by Steve McQueen in his 1971 film The 24 Hours […]

1/48th Hasegawa P-40N

by Jim Sullivan on January 4, 2018 · in Aviation — 37 Comments

Built pretty much out of the box except for seat belts and TD wheels, this P-40N was a smooth, trouble-free build. After-market decals were used to mark the plane as one flown by the 8th FS Commander Ernie Harris. He […]