1/48 Tamiya P-47 D23 Thunderbolt

by Tolga ULGUR on March 23, 2013 · in Aviation — 9 Comments

Here is a natural metal Razorback from my P-47 collection. This is 1/48 Tamiya P-47 D23 RA Thunderbolt with the markings of 82ndFS / 78 th FG / 8 th Air Force based in Duxford England during 1944. This natural […]

1/48 HobbyBoss F/A 18C ” Chippy Ho “

by Matt Mears on March 23, 2013 · in Aviation — 3 Comments

Hey Guys, have just finished up on this build, i love how it turned out ! and it certainly stands out ! alot of work went into this build, allot of weathering and masking for the green, Hope you like […]

Trumpeter 1.32 F4F-3 – Butch O’Hare

by Tom Cleaver on March 22, 2013 · in Aviation

The Trumpeter F4F-3 done with Eduard photoetch interior details and lap belts (USN aircraft did not have shoulder harness till after Midway). Butch O’Hare, who Alex Vraciu once told me was the best pilot he ever knew, was the Navy’s […]

Okay, ya forced my hand, here’s my addtion to the Wildcat collection.

by Bill Bailey on March 22, 2013 · in Aviation — 4 Comments

I used the Tamiya kit with the Just Plane Stuff -3 conversion. Unlike some of them sold mine was in good shape with no major problems. I did sand down the flotation bag covers on the wings which stood a […]

Tamiya F4F-4, converted to an F4F-3, “Wildcat”

by Frederick J Seitz III on March 22, 2013 · in Aviation — 7 Comments

Keeping the “Wildcat” thing going…. I really wanted to add an F4F-3 to the collection and since there was none out there, finally decided to convert Tamiya’s outstanding F4F-4. Overall it was not such a hard thing to accomplish, (I […]

Just to prove I do build…..

by Rob Anderson on March 22, 2013 · in Uncategorized — 6 Comments

My man cave was too clean so here it is with the Dragon 1/350th Livermore kit in progress. I plan on building it as the USS Wilkes performing convoy and ASW work in the Atlantic. Also the first shelf set […]

Monogram 1/48 SBD-3 Dauntless

by Drew Tarter on March 22, 2013 · in Aviation — 7 Comments

I built this Monogram Dauntless many years ago, and it I think it was the first time I used an aftermarket resin cockpit (Missing Link, maybe?). I tried to make it look more like a -3 by adding a spinner […]

Monogram 1/48 Scale Chance Vought F8U-2 (F-8C)

by c. Wayne Sharp on March 22, 2013 · in Aviation — 11 Comments

Ok, will try to not blow hard on too much History on this this “Last of the Gunfighter) famous VF-84 Navy squadron first to receive this version of the Crusader. They operated it from1959 thru 1964. according to Bert Kinsey […]

You KNOW I gotta throw down on this Wildcat thing…

by Bill Koppos on March 22, 2013 · in Aviation — 6 Comments

but it’s gonna be 1/32…..Trumpeter’s F4F-3 “early”. Built this one as a Wake Island defender, before there was Silver Wing decals, by patching together available stuff. Engine is wired, gun bays detailed and I had to cast my own smooth-tread […]

“RIDE NUNC” (Laugh Now). (Hasegawa F-8E Crusader, 1/48th scale)

by David Hansen on March 22, 2013 · in Aviation — 9 Comments

This is the story of a 15-year-old running joke between Myself and the Vice President of North American Sales at Gulfstream. Raynor Reavis knew that i was a model builder, and asked me if i would build a model of […]