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Airfix 1/48th P-40B Warhawk Build Review, Part 1

by Boris Rakic on March 2, 2017 · in Reviews — 13 Comments

Previously‚Ķ There have been a couple of attempts at the early P-40 in 48th scale over the years. The old Monogram kit and the Academy one have been around for quite some time. More recent offerings from Trumpeter and Bronco […]

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2nd Build Report M107 175mm Mechanized Howitzer

by Michel Verschuere on March 2, 2017 · in Armor — 4 Comments

Setting: I reported earlier on the build and post-detailing of this Tamiya-Italeri kit out of the seventies. This build also suffered delays because of my workbench being unavailable for months due to refurbishment works in my home. The prospect of […]

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Monogram 1/48 Messerschmitt Me-262 “Red 17”

by Gary Brantley on March 1, 2017 · in Aviation — 22 Comments

The Me-262 is, hand’s down, my all-time favorite aircraft. I really love them! In fact, when the “Stormbird Project” was building its replicas, I got in touch with them about volunteering. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Me_262_Project Unfortunately, the commute from central Texas to Seattle, […]

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500 Hours In

by Rob Pollock on March 1, 2017 · in Ships — 22 Comments

Now three months (500 hours) into the HMS Victory project, and the main hull and decks are complete. From now on it’s just what hangs from or rises out of the bulwarks. Main bragging rights are the 5-plank pattern decks […]

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Grigorovich M-9, Combrig Models 1: 700

by Pavel Aparin on March 1, 2017 · in Aviation — 15 Comments

I built a fun model to replenish the Water Wings group build. The initial set of company “Combrig Models” contains two models one runner resin and a photo-etching board, instruction, decals not. Rigging is made of elastic yarn 0,048mm. For […]

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Testors/Hawk 1/48 Ryan STM-S2 Netherlands A.F.

by Robert Royes on March 1, 2017 · in Aviation — 13 Comments

Another plane on EDO floats ,do see the theme, I actually worked for EDO in the eighties. This kit builds the prototype , I think they were in service in the Dutch East Indies in the early part of WW […]

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Monograms 1/4ish Cessna 180 with floats.

by Robert Royes on March 1, 2017 · in Aviation — 12 Comments

This is a reissue of the Cessna 180 with EDO floats, not sure of the actual scale, used rattle can white. spare decals.

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Hobby Boss PzKpfw I Ausf. C in 1:35, with Diorama

by Michel Verschuere on March 1, 2017 · in Armor — 10 Comments

Some history: This kit was launched by Hobby Boss in 2010 and is not the most recent version for the light German tank PzKpfw I (Panzer Kampfwagen) available from this kit manufacturer. The kit is well detailed with numerous small […]

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Monogram 1/72 UH-16 Albatross

by Tom Bebout on March 1, 2017 · in Aviation — 19 Comments

My contribution to the Water Wings group build is this ancient Monogram kit introduced in 1957. Props that rotate, gear that retracts,and a little life boat with downed crew. What kid wouldn’t want to build this. Grumman built over 400 […]

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Supermarine S 6B, S 1595, RAF HSF, Flt LT J N Boothman, Schneider Trophy, Calshot England 1931.

by Allan John Withers on March 1, 2017 · in Aviation — 19 Comments

1/72 Eastern Express, I modified and added a few things, plastic tube for propeller, cockpit details, brass bracing wires, adjusted the float struts, lead shot in floats, finished in Humbrol and MM enamels with Future over kit decals.