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That last headline is a hard act to follow…

Reading that obituary gave me even greater respect for those heroic men who flew these in wartime. Here is my second model plane in 40 years, a P-51D built from the 1/48 Revell 'Big Beautiful Doll' kit #85-5241. I included to in progress sho[...]

RIP: James A. Goodson 1921-2014

If Jimmy Goodson hadn't made me his friend 30 years ago and encouraged my writing about Second World War aviation, it's very likely you wouldn't know my name. From the Washington Post obituary: James Goodson wanted to see the world in the summ[...]

Williams Brothers 1/32 Caudron C.450

Built for Scale Aircraft Modelling magazine and published in Issue 03, Volume 36, May 2014.

Grumman F8F-1B Bearcat

This is one of the Trumpeter series of 1/32 Bearcats. The build is OOB with the following exceptions: Radu Brinzan seatbelts, (part) replacement of kit decals with a set from Berna, and miscellaneous additional wiring and plumbing to the engin[...]

McLaren MP4/4 Honda “Ayrton Senna”

A bad day 20 years later...I choose to build this car for the best driver in Formula 1. Tamiya kit from the box..with decals...not very good...i'll buid a MP4/8 Ford but with paint red fluo... thanks olivier

Eduard (Academy) 1/48th P-38H a Twin Dragon

Its been a while since I have posted here, I have been busy with work, passing some tests for work, and taking classes for my pilots license. During my free time I have tried to get some model time in and finally finished my first of the year[...]

Brewster Buffalo B339E – Malaya 1941

December 1941 was not a good time to be in Malaya or Singapore. When the Japanese invaded on 8 December, Geoff Fisken, a former farmer from Gisborne, New Zealand, went into action with No 243 (RAF) Squadron. No 243 was equipped with Brewster Buf[...]

Classic Airframes 1/48 Meteor T.7

After three years of operating the Meteor, it was becoming obvious that there was a need for a trainer, so that new jet pilots could have the opportunity of learning more about their mounts before being turned loose on their own. This had been [...]

The Mother of All Plastic Ship Models-Revell’s USS MISSOURI

As you work on your current plastic kit consider this; there was a time when these prototypical miniatures didn't exist. At least not in plastic form. How interested would you be in a hobby that offered little in the way of boxed kits, a hobby [...]

Sprue tour! Zvezda 1/48 Sukhoi Su-2

A gorgeous kit from those Russian folks, that I reckon I'll be getting started on fairly soon!