WNW 1/32 Pfalz D.XII

by Tom Cleaver on November 27, 2012 · in Aviation

Another great WNW kit. I’ve said it before and will say it again: you can’t go wrong with one of these kits. Rigging on this is relatively easy for the “rigging challenged.” As is the case with the rest of […]


Hasegawa 1:48 P-40N Warhawk

by Nikola Pentić on November 27, 2012 · in Aviation — 12 Comments

I always liked the P-40N, it’s my favorite of the whole Warhawk/Kittyhawk family and I always wanted to do white-tailed New Guinea warrior. Well, here it is, my latest finished build, 1:48 P-40N from Hasegawa. The kit is beautifully detailed, […]


Corsair in flight

by George Tufnail on November 27, 2012 · in Aviation — 7 Comments

This is Tamiya’s 1/48 F4U-1A with all of the control surfaces deflected, including trim tabs, the flaps raised, and the gear retracted. I added a Monogram pilot figure with his head turned and looking up. The drop tank has just […]


WNW 1/32 D.H.9A “Ninak”

by Tom Cleaver on November 27, 2012 · in Aviation

I always wanted a model of this airplane, especially after seeing John Alcorn’s incredible 1/24 scratchbuilt Ninak in person. A big brutal British 2-seater. The model also commemorates the beginnings of Marine Corps aviation. The Northern Bombing Group was only […]


WNW 1/32 Pfalz D.IIIa

by Tom Cleaver on November 27, 2012 · in Aviation — 1 Comment

Probably my favorite of the WNW kits. Pfalz airplanes were always considered a “best second choice” but they sure looked nice. WNW did an “aftermarket” decal sheet for this Pfalz D.IIIa flown by Rudolf “Iron Man” Berthold.


WNW 1/32 Roland D.VI

by Tom Cleaver on November 27, 2012 · in Aviation

I never thought I would see this airplane in a mainstream injection-molded kit, but all things do come to them as waits. As with all other WNW kits, following the instructions leads to a great model. It’s really impossible to […]


WNW 1/32 S.E.5a

by Tom Cleaver on November 27, 2012 · in Aviation

One of WNW’s first kits. Comparing it with later ones you can see there’s a definite learning curve, but don’t worry, the kit is really worthwhile. I used the True Details conversion to make James McCudden’s S.E.5a, with Pheon Decals […]


WNW 1/32 R.E.8 “‘Arry Tate”

by Tom Cleaver on November 27, 2012 · in Aviation — 2 Comments

Have I mentioned I looooooove WNW kits (thank you Sir Peter and Richard Alexander for letting me review them). I don’t know why, but I have always thought the R.E.8 looked neat since i ran across Wylam’s drawings in Model […]


Cybermodeler 1/350 USS Laffey (DD-459)

by Tom Cleaver on November 27, 2012 · in Ships — 3 Comments

One of the great Cybermodeler (Dragon) smart kits. An easy build that looks really great when completed – I only wish the instructions were as easy to follow as the kit is to build once the instructions have been puzzled […]


1/48 F4U-4 Corsair (Tamiya + CMK)

by Chris Wallace on November 27, 2012 · in Aviation — 9 Comments

Hello, This was my fist attempt at a major conversion to get a nice looking F4U-4 in 1/48. It was not an easy conversion as some of the CMK resin shrank but eventually, with a little work and some Ultracast […]