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 !!!

Hobby Boss 1/48th Scale North American FJ-4 Fury

by Erich Goldbach on May 23, 2013 · in Aviation — 15 Comments

While I’m usually a “propeller” guy, I enjoy building early jet subjects from time to time for a change of pace. The FJ-4 was North American’s “Navalized” version of their famous F-86 Sabre. The kit was built for a good […]

1/32nd Hasegawa FW-190-D9

by Craig Abrahamson on May 23, 2013 · in Aviation — 6 Comments

Built some time back, this particular Luftwaffe bird came out pretty well for a fumbly-fingered old guy – me. The colors are probably wrong, but hey – who knows…there might have been a paint scheme like this, right? I used […]

21st Century Corsairs

by Tom Cleaver on May 22, 2013 · in Aviation — 9 Comments

Two 21st Century Corsairs, one modified with the Montex conversion set as an F4U-1 “birdcage” Corsair, one done as Ike Kepford’s F4U-1A. Both used Eduard photoetch for the cockpits and SAC metal gear legs. One major problem with the kit […]

Grumman OV-1A Mohawk

by Jack Mugan on May 22, 2013 · in Aviation — 12 Comments

It was the Eduard cockpit set that inspired me to build this model…. That and the fact that I had access to the real aircraft. The American Wings Museum is located in the Twin Cities in Minnesota and was created […]