A bipe for those who fear rigging… though as far from ‘shake ‘n’ bake as it gets…

by Stan Traas on March 20, 2013 · in Aviation — 4 Comments

… while I’m grateful that this was kitted in 1/48 at all, there are some horrendous fit issues with this bugger. Before attempting, please stock up on files, putty, sandpaper, patience and your most powerful favorite beverage. This is the […]

Planet Models 1/48 Bugatti 100P

by Marek Halas on March 20, 2013 · in Aviation — 22 Comments

I had a fascination for this aircraft ever since I heard the stories that Bugatti had attempted to build a plane aimed at taking on the world speed record for 1939/1940. This was a very radical design, using forward swept […]

Monogram 1/48 F-84F Thunderstreak

by Tom Bebout on March 20, 2013 · in Aviation — 7 Comments

Another one of those old Monogram kits you can pick up at a show for a few dollars. Development began by Rebublic slapping some swept wings on an F-84E but then they completely redesigned it around the J-65 engine and […]

Eduard 1/48 Roland C.II

by Mike Wood on March 20, 2013 · in Aviation — 10 Comments

This is the weekend edition of the kit and was built entirely OOB. This was my first attempt at a WW1 subject and it gave me the opportunity to try out a number of new (for me) modelling techniques. The […]

Hasegawa 1/48 F6F-5 “Minsi III”

by Tom Cleaver on March 20, 2013 · in Aviation — 14 Comments

This is the Hasegawa 1/48 F5F-5 with the Cutting Edge cowling, True Details canopy, and Aerostar Decals to do “Minsi III,” flown by CDR Dave McCampbell, the Navy Ace of Aces and the #3 American Ace of the war. His […]

AMT 1:48 scale P-40F, “Warhawk”

by Frederick J Seitz III on March 19, 2013 · in Aviation — 7 Comments

Another P-40 model, and this one is NOT built OOB like the previous builds. The basic kit isn’t bad, but it isn’t one of those, “I gotta build it” kits like Hasegawa or Tamiya. However, I you want to build […]

Smoke (rings) Gets In Your Eyes…

by Stan Traas on March 19, 2013 · in Aviation — 7 Comments

First of all, no… I am NOT that good with an airbrush… smoke rings are Mike Grant decals. Something a bit different for me (it wasn’t built in Germany) 😉 – The Hase 1/48 Mc-205 Veltro. Added a bunch of […]

Lindberg F-11 Tiger

by Troy Brindack on March 19, 2013 · in Aviation — 18 Comments

This is my latest model, Lindberg F-11 Tiger. I did it as a presentation model.

Monogram 1/48th A-4 Skyhawk

by Craig Abrahamson on March 19, 2013 · in Aviation — 12 Comments

The venerable old “Scooter” adorned with a various mixture of decals from the stash, not intended to represent any aircraft in particular. As long as I had the new ‘tarmac’ base out, I figured I’d wash the dust off the […]

1/48th AM F4F Wildcat

by Craig Abrahamson on March 19, 2013 · in Aviation — 11 Comments

What we have here is your basic, run-of-the-mill Wildcat….nothing special about it other than the fact I just fashioned a new tarmac base from an old piece of poster board and wanted to see how it would look. Thank you […]