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Eduard 1/48 Sopwith Camels – Billy Barker

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 have a local hobby shop that act[...]

Turkish 40′s Fighters

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. Beg[...]

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

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

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 was [...]

Beaufighters – the Tamiya 1/48 kit in several versions

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 to equip with the [...]

Trumpeter 1/32 F-8E Crusader

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 that allows the modeler to bui[...]

1/48 Classic Airframes Northrop F-5A

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 nineties by 5th [...]

Vought Chesapeake

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 were the Frenc[...]

1/48 Hasegawa TF-104 Starfighter

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 by using Eduard instr[...]

1/48 Hasegawa F-86 E(M) Sabre

An old NMF example from the past. This is 1/48 Hasegawa F-86 E(M) Sabre with Turkish Air Force (TuaF) markings. Most RCAF Sabre Mk 2 and 4 aircrafts were retrofitted with extended wing leading edges and then sold to foreign air forces. These pla[...]