Hasegawa 1/32nd Fw190D-9

by Erik Wade Whipple on January 2, 2013 · in Aviation — 8 Comments

This kit was built almost out of the box and went together without much assistance from me, the only additions being some light riveting, p/e belts, and brake lines from wire. Paints are Floquil RLM 04 Yellow, 76 Lichtblau, 81 […]

Helldivers! SB2C-1, two SB2C-4s, SB2C-5

by Tom Cleaver on January 2, 2013 · in Aviation — 5 Comments

All from the Monogram kit. The SB2C-1 is the Accurate Miniatures release, corrected to be an SB2C-1 (what they provided was kinda/sorta an SB2C-1C), with 4 50s in the wings, the rear glass in the pilot’s canopy, correct 3 blade […]

ICM 1/48 LaGG-3 Ser.7

by Bryan W. Bernart on January 2, 2013 · in Aviation — 12 Comments

This is a nice little kit, and a reasonable build. First painted green/black, then oversprayed with tones of white, then grubbed up more than I am usually comfortable with. I also used an Eduard Color Zoom Interior that I found […]

Airfix Seafire XV

by Tony Prince on January 1, 2013 · in Aviation — 12 Comments

Having double ordered Airfix’s new 1/48 scale Spitfire XII & Seafire XVII & completed one of each with a great deal of satisfaction, I wondered what to do with the second pair of kits that would be more interesting than […]

1/35 M1025 Humvee

by Anders Isaksson on January 1, 2013 · in Armor — 5 Comments

I had no plan to build a Humvee of any sort until Tamiya announced their M1025. Just one of those cases where I had the urge to build something just because it was a Tamiya kit and I knew it […]

A-M 1/48 SBD-5 Dauntless

by Tom Cleaver on January 1, 2013 · in Aviation — 3 Comments

Another OOB build of one of the best OOB kits ever released, the Accurate Miniatures SBD-5 Dauntless in the markings of VMSB-232 during the Central Pacific Campaign. Following the successful taking of Kwajalein in the Marshalls, the other Japanese bases […]

A-M 1/48 SBD-4 Dauntless

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

One of the last releases by “real” Accurate Miniatures was the SBD-4, which differs from the SBD-3 primarily by having the same prop as the SBD-5, and was also provided with these decals to do a VS-41 Dauntless from the […]

1/48 Battle of France Spitfire I

by John Healy on January 1, 2013 · in Aviation — 3 Comments

This is an almost self-building Tamiya kit. Painted and finished with Humbrol enamels and Superscale decals. The only thing I really added to this one was a set of Eduard belts.

AZ 1/48 Ki-48I “Lily”

by Bryan W. Bernart on January 1, 2013 · in Aviation — 6 Comments

Oddly misshapen and a labor to build. One of two kit options,this example fought in the CBI theater, based somewhere in Thailand, 1943. The other kit option, another Thailand based Ki-48 , was evidently shot down over Rangoon by the […]

Accurate Miniatures 1/48 SB2U-3 Vindicator

by Tom Cleaver on December 31, 2012 · in Aviation — 5 Comments

SB2U-3 of VMSB-231, flown by 2nd Lt Sumner Whitten with gunner Sgt Frank Zelnis, who survived the squadron’s attack against the Japanese fleet on 4 June 1942. The next day 2nd Lt. Robert Vaupell flew Whitten’s airplane for the attack […]