1/48 Hasegawa F/A 18D

by Matt Mears on January 20, 2013 · in Aviation — 5 Comments

Hey Guys, just finished Hasegawa’s 48th scale F/A 18D kit and i used aftermarket decals, due to the kit lacking in the seat detail, i made my own seatbelts for the first time, and mixed my own colours, Hope you […]

1/48 Spitfire Mk.XII converted from Tamiya Mk.V

by Tolga ULGUR on January 20, 2013 · in Aviation — 6 Comments

Here is one of my old stories from the past. I did not checked my notes but probably this was my first converted model including some surgery and inexperience. This is Spitfire Mk.12 with the markings of 41 st squadron […]

TBF-1 Avenger (conversion of the 1/48 Accurate Miniatures kit)

by Tom Cleaver on January 19, 2013 · in Aviation — 1 Comment

Done back in 1998, using the KMC TBF-1 conversion to do an early-production TBF-1. The KMC wingfold consisted of the resin wing center section; The outer wing “hangs” on a piece of piano wire from the resin center section to […]

Tamiya 1/35 AAPV7 w/UGWS

by Jeff Brundt on January 19, 2013 · in Armor — 1 Comment

I picked this one up at a local model show for $10. Again built stock out-of-box. Painted with Model Master acrylics and weathered with oil washes, filters and pastels. Figure painting is certainly not my forte, especially modern US 3-tone […]

Tamiya 1/48 A6M2 Rufe

by Jeff Brundt on January 19, 2013 · in Aviation — 3 Comments

Nothing special about this one. A classic Tamiya kit that still holds up well even more than 30 years after its original release. I built mine stock out-of-the-box. Painted with Tamiya acrylics. A nice, quick and pleasant build.

The Wildcatfish (Tamiya 1/48 F4F-4 conversion)

by Tom Cleaver on January 18, 2013 · in Aviation — 5 Comments

A nice way to turn a $30 kit into a $150 model. Tamiya’s excellent F4F-4 with the Cutting Edge conversion set to do the F4F-3S “Wildcatfish.” and the Just Plane Stuff F3F-3 wing set. The sets included new non-folding wings […]

More metal with a side of rivets….Fine Molds 1/35 Japanese Army type 89 Medium tank….

by Bill Koppos on January 18, 2013 · in Armor — 2 Comments

Still on an armor run. This one was actually a great surprise Boithday gift from my kid last year (January 22) and a fabulous gift it was. I probably never would have bothered to get it, as it came in […]

1:72 English Electric Lightning F.2A

by Bill Gilman on January 17, 2013 · in Aviation — 12 Comments

A long time ago in a galaxy far away, I had the idea of building the 1:72 Trumpeter Lightning F.2A kit. It looked great in the box, so it should be a nice quick little build, eh? Those of you […]

D.520 AMS Relief Project – Pt 2

by Rick Wilkes on January 17, 2013 · in Aviation — 7 Comments

I am one of Vic Russell’s partners in the this AMS Relief project. I’m not sure it was entirely effective, in my case…;-), I built this kit when was first released it and I remember it being a ” beer […]

1/48 Tamiya P-47D2 “Captured Thunderbolt – Zirkus Rosarius”

by Tolga ULGUR on January 17, 2013 · in Aviation — 12 Comments

This is P-47 D2 Thunderbolt with the markings of Zirkus Rosarius. This special unit of the Luftwaffe, also known as the “Wanderzirkus Rosarius”, was in charge of testing captured British and American aircraft which were all repainted in German markings. […]