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LTV F-8H CRUSADER – PhilippineAir force

by Farouk Tan on April 4, 2017 · in Aviation — 11 Comments

This Italeri kit was completed some time back (ca. 2014. The kit was modified to represent a Philippine Air Force F-8″H” by reworking the nose section (narrowed and sides straightened)and radome- reduced (“H” had a smaller and straight lines radome) […]

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Vought F-4U Corsair replica (VMF-124 Black Sheep) at Parafield Pt 2

This is the actual aircraft 2nd Lt Bennett flew when he fatally crashed during a training mission, as told in Pt 1. Among the few parts that still is possible to tell what it once was is the gull wing […]

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The Sixty from Dixie CV-60 and the Big John CV-67

by Robert Royes on April 3, 2017 · in Ships — 11 Comments

Two carriers I was associated with. First up Italeri 1/720 Saratoga. Had to correct the basic island structure and back date to Mid 1970’s when I was a lowly plane captain active duty on F-4s, rearranged some sponsons, scratch built […]

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Vought F-4U Corsair replica (VMF-124 Black Sheep) at Parafield Pt 1

Things are slowing down a bit at the Classic Jet Fighter Museum at Parafield, right outside Adelaide in South Australia. A few bits have been sold off to other museums (the P-39 Airacobra to a Moscow museum apparently, a complete […]

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Tamiya, 1:48 scale F4F-4 “Wildcat”

Another kit I finished this weekend… I’m sure we all have built this model at one time or another, maybe even more than once as in my case. So, I will not go through the kit details, but suffice to […]

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1:48 Scale, Fine Molds A5M4, Type 96 Carrier Fighter, “Claude”

A beautiful little model by Fine Molds, is this A5M4 Type 96, in 1:48 scale. It has very nice detail in the cockpit and engine, and the surface detail on the exterior is excellent, especially on the wings. The model […]

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I Like Jugs

by Scott Nelson on April 2, 2017 · in Aviation — 14 Comments

Not too long ago I posted an article about my 1/144 P-47D bubble tops from Platz. I had a chance to pick up the razorback version at a recent model contest. Today I present one of the two kits in […]

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F-16C Turkish Air Force Tiger Meet 2010

by Emre Tuzun on April 2, 2017 · in Aviation — 20 Comments

This is the Hasegawa’s 1/72 F-16C in TurAF NTM 2010 livery. Not much to say. Standart Hasegawa quality, ample details considering the size. Built OOb except the pitot tube from the Master. Painted with Gunze acrylics and finally Tiger Meet […]

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I love reviews like this

by Tom Cleaver on April 2, 2017 · in Reviews — 16 Comments

First review for my new book, “Pacific Thunder”.

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1/48 Tamiya AD-4 Skyraider VMA-121 Korean War

by Dan DeSilva on April 1, 2017 · in Aviation — 35 Comments

I was overjoyed when I found out that some AD-4 Skyraiders received armor plate kits in the Korean War. For me, this meant I could use the Tamiya 1/48 AD-6 kit mostly out of the box…..er… what I mean is, […]