A brace of sabres

by neil foster on May 26, 2013 · in Aviation — 11 Comments

I thought we could get a series of these beauties going,the German one is the Revel kit ,actually a licence built Canadaire CL130 (correct me if I’m wrong) and the other is the Academy offering,I also have a Tamiya Mig […]

How I started counting rivets….

by Jack Mugan on May 25, 2013 · in Aviation — 14 Comments

I really like natural metal schemes and became a big fan of Allclad paint because of their color range and drying time. Then one day I ran across Mike Grant’s website and saw he was offering rivets as a decal […]

Revell 1/48th EA-6A Wild Weasel

by Craig Abrahamson on May 25, 2013 · in Aviation — 11 Comments

Well shoot….now that I’ve taken the pictures, I see I have some “tweaking” to do. I can see some mistakes, omissions and common flubs…as usual. The paint is overall Tamiya gray primer over Tamiya white primer. Some brushed on Future […]

The good old days

by Tom Cleaver on May 25, 2013 · in Aviation — 1 Comment

Walt reminds me what fun Stearmans are. (“A Stearman isn’t landed til it’s shut down, chocked down and tied down”) Air-to-airs of various Stearmans up in the Sacramento area back in the 70s. The first 3 shots are our Stearman […]

Tamiya 1/48th Do-335 Defense of the Reich

by Walt Babst on May 25, 2013 · in Aviation — 10 Comments

As a follow up to my Do-335 I built another one of these model kits. This time I thought I would do it up as a defender of the Reich in the last days of the war. I added drop […]

Some airplane photos

by Jaime Carreon on May 24, 2013 · in Aviation — 3 Comments

Since I’m in the middle of a build and don’t have any model pictures to post, I thought I’d share these. 1. Boeing 727-200C N199AJ at Houston IAH. Note this one has winglets. I worked on these for 12 years […]

1/48 Spitfire PR.19

by John Healy on May 24, 2013 · in Aviation — 7 Comments

This is the new Airfix kit that I built last month. In my opinion, it’s their best Spitfire yet. It surpasses the Mk.22/24 and Seafire 46/47s from the 1990s due to better detailing and nicer moldings. Others on this site […]

For Stearman Lovers Everywhere

by Walt Babst on May 23, 2013 · in Aviation — 7 Comments

As winter turns into spring (sort of) here in Washington, it is time for our Stearman’s annual inspection. Good thing that way we know it will be safe for a sunny season of flying. Since all the access panels are […]

Minicraft 1/144th B-52

by Craig Abrahamson on May 23, 2013 · in Aviation — 5 Comments

I hardly ever attempt anything in this [small] scale, but this was “big enough” to allow my shaky fingers and failing eyesight to have a go. It was a pretty basic [read: easy] assembly and paint job, but I’m pretty […]

Airfix Lynx 48th scale

by HueyDeweyLouie on May 23, 2013 · in Aviation — 5 Comments

For my first post I am just utting up a work in progress of the 48th scale Airfix Lynx to which I am adding three Eduard photo etch sets…hopefully my enthusiaum will keep the project going !!!