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Hobby Boss 1/48th F-14A Tomcat

by Boris Rakic on April 25, 2017 in Aviation -- 8 Comments

Having been brought up on a healthy diet of “Top Gun” and “The Final Countdown”, the F-14 Tomcat to me is *the* icon of modern military aircraft. And some time ago I decided to finally start on the Hobby Boss’ […]

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1/48 Macchi MC. 205

by John Healy on April 23, 2017 in Aviation -- 27 Comments

This is the Hasegawa kit from the mid 1990s. They did both the 202 and the 205 back in ’94-’95. I built the 202 straight away, and this one ripened in the stash for 22 years. I built it pretty […]

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1/48 Academy P-51B

by Geoffrey Abreu on April 22, 2017 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

This is the Academy (Accurate Miniatures) 1/48 P-51B. Maketar masks were used for the national insignia and squadron codes. I replicated the scheme that came in the box but painted the markings on instead of using the supplied decals. The […]

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Hobbycraft 1/48 Hawker Sea Fury F.B.Mk. II

by Joe Caputo on April 19, 2017 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

Everyone who has built this kit knows how basic it is. My first attempt ended up in the standard paint scheme of the period (grey, duck egg, w/stripes). I bought this kit already started, The fuselage halves, including the prop, […]

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1/48 Hasegawa F-104S ASA M

by Brian Scott on April 17, 2017 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

It’s officially down . I present the awesome 1/48 Hasegawa F-104S ASA M. I used the DACO Starfighter update set , Tauro decals , Master Brass Pitot tube and Royal Resin wheels , cutting edge ejection seat . Painted with […]

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1/48 MiG-21 UB/bis

by Boris Grgić on April 17, 2017 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

Here’s my temporary collection of MiG-21’s (grey twin seater was sold). Plan was to assemble Croatian Air Force red/white display twin seater and standard single seater. In the meantime I was asked to assembly another twin seater for a friend. […]

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Airfix 1/48 Spitfire Mk XII

by Dale Cole on April 15, 2017 in Aviation -- 23 Comments

Finished this up today so that my hobby tables would be available for Easter dinner (paint stains and all!) Have built 5 of the new tool Airfix kits in the past year. Had more issues with this one than the […]

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Tamiya 1/48 Focke Wulfe Fw-190 F-8, MTO, Italy WWII

by Chuck A. Villanueva on April 15, 2017 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

Finally able to post this build that was completed in January. Tamiya’s excellent Fw-190 F-8, in a desert Scheme of RLM 79/80/76. It was completed about the same time as the D-9 posted earlier, but delayed only because I had […]

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ITALERI 1:48 SPITFIRE Mk. IXc

by George Henderson on April 15, 2017 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

This was originally going to be the oddball “beer truck” version as shown on the box-top but investigation has led me to believe that this is now a myth at least as depicted by the aircraft shown. I have found […]

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AMK Mig-31

by Alan Price on April 13, 2017 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

Here are a few pictures of my AMK Mig-31 which I finished recently. This will be featured in Model Airplane International soon. This is a superb kit, the way it has been engineered to fit together hiding almost all the […]