1/48 Hasegawa F4U-4 as Tom Hudner’s airplane

by Tom Cleaver on February 5, 2013 · in Aviation — 9 Comments

One of the most poignant tales of the Korean War is that of Lt.(j.g.) Thomas J. Hudner, Jr., and Ensign Jesse L. Brown, Jr., fellow Corsair pilots in VF-32. Their story is inextricably woven into one of the greatest tales […]

Tamiya 1/24 Renault Alpine 110C

by James Kelley on February 5, 2013 · in Automotive — 3 Comments

Tamiya’s Alpine 110C, built OOB. Engine was airbrushed with Testor’s Metallizer Aluminum & Tamiya Clear Blue, then given an acrylic wash. Frame and interior airbrushed with Polly Scale Engine Black. Exterior was painted with Tamiya Metallic Blue from the rattle […]

Old Otaki P-47

by Don Cruzan on February 5, 2013 · in Aviation — 4 Comments

As mentioned in my profile………………….not very good, but still at it. This is the only P-47 I have so far. I like the Tamiya kits but can’t afford them. This was $5.00 at a show. Built S.O.B. Still had fun […]

Tamiya 1/48th Scale F4U-2, “BLACK GEORGE” VMF (N)- 532, South Pacific, 1944

by David Hansen on February 5, 2013 · in Aviation — 7 Comments

This is the Tamiya F4U-1 Birdcage Corsair, built with the optional conversion parts to do an F4U-2 Night Fighter. It’s the third 48th scale WWII Pacific Fighter i’ve finished, dating back around mid 2007. It’s also the first model i […]

USAF Thunderbolts Part 2 – P-47D22 “Miss Behave”

by Tolga ULGUR on February 5, 2013 · in Aviation — 6 Comments

This is my 1/48 Tamiya P-47 D 22 Thunderbolt (Miss Behave) finished on the markings of 82 nd FS, 78 th FG, 8th AF based at Duxford – England in November 1944 I built it several years ago OOB except […]

USAF Thunderbolts Part 1 – P-47D28 “Rat A Dat”

by Tolga ULGUR on February 5, 2013 · in Aviation — 10 Comments

This is 1/48 Tamiya P-47D28 Thunderbolt with the markings of 353 rd FG, 8th AF based at Raydon-England, during the late summer of 1944. ( Rat a Dat was flown by Lt. Ken Gallup ) Cockpit modified by Eduard PE […]

Gallery Models 1/350th USS Wasp

by Craig Abrahamson on February 4, 2013 · in Ships — 7 Comments

As a rule, I’m not really a “ship guy”, but this one caught my eye (if for nothing else, the plethora of aircraft/helicopters included). Also deep in the bowels are a myriad of Marine assault weapons (tanks, howitzers, etc.), along […]

Since I can’t build for awhile while getting unpacked a Ventura…..

by Rob Anderson on February 4, 2013 · in Aviation — 9 Comments

VPB 150 built from the newish 1/48 Revell kit. I really enjoyed the build EXCEPT for the bomb bay doors! Other than that though great fit, a few mistakes on my part here and there. I bought aftermarket props and […]

Tamiya 1/48 F4U-1

by Tom Cleaver on February 3, 2013 · in Aviation — 11 Comments

This was done in around 1996, and depicts an early F4U-1 as it would have been seen in service on New Georgia or Bougainville. Corsairs were so scarce that Marine squadrons in the Solomons in 1943 didn’t have their own […]

Ben Hall’s P-51

by AL HOFFMAN on February 3, 2013 · in Aviation — 16 Comments

This is how this aircraft appeared in the 1964 season. Flown in a stock cofiguration. Tamiya 1/48. The “Seattle Miss” name & the Space Needle logo are homemade decals, the registration number is a dry transfer & everything else is […]