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Eduard Camel #2: – Donald MacLaren

by Tom Cleaver on January 11, 2013 · in Aviation

While there were many aces who flew the Camel, most of them – such as fellow Canadian aces Raymond Collishaw or William Barker – had flown other aircraft and scored with them earlier in their careers. The top-scoring Camel pilot […]

Eduard 1/48 Sopwith Camels – Billy Barker

by Tom Cleaver on January 11, 2013 · in Aviation — 1 Comment

To my mind, the Eduard 1/48 Camel is the best kit of this important airplane available. I haven’t seen it available in recent years, but those who are interested in obtaining a kit might drop me a line because I […]

Turkish 40′s Fighters

by Ozkan Turker on January 11, 2013 · in Aviation — 2 Comments

Here some Turkish fighters were in service during WWII. I was always interested in WWII fighters and when I discovered many famous fighters had in service under star and crescent, I found myself in plastic model world starting late 80’s. […]

1/48 Messerspit Tamiya + Fusion Models (Captured Spitfire Mk.Vb with DB605 Engine)

by Tolga ULGUR on January 11, 2013 · in Aviation — 7 Comments

This cross breed Spitfire model was built in 2011. It is 1/48 Tamiya Spitfire MkVb mated with Fusion DB605 conversion set. This aircraft (Spitfire MkVb serial EN850 / NX-X) flown by P/O Bernard Scheidhauer was captured in Jersey island (between […]

1/24 Italeri 1933 Cadillac Towncar

by James Kelley on January 10, 2013 · in Automotive — 4 Comments

Had it not been part of General Motors, Cadillac might have perished in the Depression, a time when few could afford — or wanted to be seen in — big, expensive automobiles no matter how superb. Unlike independent Packard, which […]

Beaufighters – the Tamiya 1/48 kit in several versions

by Tom Cleaver on January 10, 2013 · in Aviation — 1 Comment

I have always liked the Beaufighter for its pugnacious looks. Here are three I did from the Tamiya kit back about 1997-1999. The first is a T.F.X flown by 27 “Elephants” Squadron in southeast Asia. 27 was the first squadron […]

Trumpeter 1/32 F-8E Crusader

by Tom Cleaver on January 10, 2013 · in Aviation — 10 Comments

The F-8 Crusader is about as “modern” as I get with jets, and it’s my personal favorite “modern” jet. I personally think the Trumpeter Crusader is the best kit of this airplane anyone has done. It is the only one […]

1/48 Classic Airframes Northrop F-5A

by Tolga ULGUR on January 10, 2013 · in Aviation — 3 Comments

And here is the last part of my NMF TuAF jets Trilogy. This is 1/48 Classic Airframes F-5A finished few years ago with Turkish Air Force markings. This ex-Norvegian freedom fighter (5-575) was in use between mid of eighties and […]

Vought Chesapeake

by Tom Cleaver on January 10, 2013 · in Aviation — 4 Comments

One of the first SB2U-1 kits, with the godawful short-shot fuselages. I wanted to go “Yellow Wings” here but needed to take the viewer’s eye away from the filling of the fuselage “canyons”, so decided to do a “Chesapeake.” These […]

1/48 Hasegawa TF-104 Starfighter

by Tolga ULGUR on January 9, 2013 · in Aviation — 7 Comments

Another NMF TuAF jet. This is 1/48 Hasegawa TF-104 finished with Turkish Air Force markings. The model is based on the TF-104G ( 61.3028 tail number) from 144 th Squadron at 4 th Air Base in Murted Ankara. Cockpit modified […]