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Another Otaki/Arii F6F-3 Hellcat in 1/48 The secret is out!

Built a few years ago, this was my second model after a decade long break in modeling. Started with the best of intentions to be a straight forward OOB build, the urge to add a few extra details began as […]

Things you can do with the Tamiya Wildcat – Part 1

by Tom Cleaver on March 21, 2013 · in Aviation — 1 Comment

David’s very nice article on his rendition of Pug Sutherland’s F4F-4 has gotten me thinking back to all the variations on a theme one can do with this kit and some aftermarket decals. Here are some Fleet Air Arm Martlet/Wildcats. […]

Trumpeter 1/72 Sea Fury

by Gordon Zammit on March 21, 2013 · in Aviation — 1 Comment

OOB build with the kit decals, but without the Korean war stripes. Roundels were out of register and I printed some as I couldn’t find suitable replacements.

First of the Vero Beach Projects- The Tamiya F4F-4 Wildcat (1/48th Scale)

by David Hansen on March 21, 2013 · in Aviation — 11 Comments

I’m not sure what i can say about the Tamiya F4F that hasn’t already been said by others. It marked Tamiya’s return (in a BIG way) to the 48th scale aircraft segment, it filled a ginormous gap in WWII Naval […]

Tamiya A-10

by Steve Schlager on March 21, 2013 · in Aviation — 4 Comments

I had this idea, building an aircraft with the landing gear transitioning from down to up, rolling around upstairs for a couple of years (about the time I started building this model). I wasn’t sure how to go about how […]

More Tamiya 1/48 Mustangs…Tuskegee Airmen

by Chris Sakowski on March 21, 2013 · in Aviation — 1 Comment

These kits were straight out of the box except the decals, they are from Warbird Decals. The P-51C is from the 302nd FS, 332nd FG Tuskegee Airmen “INA The Macon Belle” Pilot 1st Lt. Lee “Buddy” Archer and the P-51D […]

1/48 Tamiya Mustangs. OLD CROW set

by Chris Sakowski on March 21, 2013 · in Aviation — 1 Comment

I just love the Tamiya 1/48 Mustang kits. They go together so well. I found all the decals to do Bud Anderson’s Old Crow set. Just need to add the P-39 and the F-105D Old Crow II. I did these […]

Monogram North American F-86F Sabre

by Gary Brantley on March 21, 2013 · in Aviation — 6 Comments

As designers will tell you, if it looks right, it is right. Well, the North American F-86 Sabre just really looks right. Really right. With its sleek swept wings the Sabre was an elegant warplane. North American had started the […]

Revell P-47D Thunderbolt

by Gordon Zammit on March 21, 2013 · in Aviation — 8 Comments

My first post here on imodeler. I’m not up to the standard of most modelers here…….but here is my Revell P-47, finished in Alclad paints with the kit decals.

A very well-kept secret – the Otaki 1/48 Hellcat

by Tom Cleaver on March 21, 2013 · in Aviation — 7 Comments

This is the Otaki Hellcat, now a good 37-38 years old. It was one of the first kits with engraved detail, and if you are careful with the attachment of the wings (which will need a bit of putty) and […]