British Corsairs – Tamiya 1/48 F4U-1A

by Tom Cleaver on February 9, 2013 · in Aviation — 8 Comments

Both Corsair IIs, the FAA designation for the Vought-built F4U-1A. The British were the second-largest user of the Corsair. While the US Navy was sending the Corsair to the Marines because it couldn’t operate from a carrier (too bouncy, to […]

1/48 Monogram B-25H

by Tom Bebout on February 8, 2013 · in Aviation — 2 Comments

Received this kit as part trade from the daughter of an IPMS modeler. Was one of my first attempts at building a twin prop AC. The B-25H was designed as a commerce strafer and carried a 75MM cannon in the […]

1/32 Hasegawa FW 190D9 Dora “Papagei Staffel “

by Tolga ULGUR on February 8, 2013 · in Aviation — 6 Comments

This is 1/32 Hasegawa Focke Wulf 190D9 finished in the markings of Platzschutzstaffel (Airfield protection squadron). Jagdverband 44 was established in February 1945 as a jet fighter squadron. Because of the greater length of runway it required, and the slow […]

Another Dora

by Rob Anderson on February 7, 2013 · in Aviation — 4 Comments

The second Eduard 1/48 I built, I can’t seem to locate the pictures from my first build. A few errors here and there, but I really love these kits fiddly, but fun and the weekend ones are a great value. […]

Hasegawa 1/48 AU-1

by Tom Cleaver on February 7, 2013 · in Aviation — 9 Comments

Done with the Victory Decals sheet to create the airplane flown by Col. John Bolt, one of the original VMF-214 pilots (If you ever wanted to hear the real story of Pappy Boyington, as opposed to Pappy’s drunken baloney, you […]

Think Cheap

by AL HOFFMAN on February 7, 2013 · in Aviation — 2 Comments

I enjoy trying to make something out of an inexpensive kit. This is a Hobby Boss 1/72 Bf-109g-6 in Georg Amon’s markings from JG 53. I did cram an Eduard PE interior into it mainly for the instrument panel & […]

1/48th Tamiya P-47D, Ole Cock III

by Walt Babst on February 7, 2013 · in Aviation — 11 Comments

This is my P-47 that was built out of the box except for the decals which are from the Wolf Pack series by Aeromaster. I have always loved the P-47 and when I was a kid I built at least […]

Douglas A-1J Skyraider

by Patrick Herrmann on February 6, 2013 · in Aviation — 10 Comments

Here’s my latest build and first attempt at an Internet upload. The 1:48 Tamiya A-1 was a pleasure to build, my only additions were the Eduard zoom set, hypodermic needle gun barrels and a Milliput shroud behind the cockpit. It […]

Fill ‘er up…1/48 Hasegawa Ki-44 gets gassed.

by Bill Koppos on February 6, 2013 · in Aviation — 4 Comments

I had built the 1/48 Isuzu petrol truck with the Ki-45 Kawasaki “Nick” it came with, and thought it would work well with the Shoki too. So I set up this quick scene using a generic base, a couple of […]

1/72 Fw-190 D-9

by Anders Isaksson on February 6, 2013 · in Aviation — 8 Comments

This Dora is finished as an aircraft belonging to JG26 during 1944-45. The model is the Tamiya offering built straight from the box with a set of Eduard seatbelts added. All markings were painted on with Eduard masks, using an […]