1/72 Academy, with Eduard photo etch, I modified a few things, finished in MM and Humbrol enamels and Polly scale acrylic with Future and Xtra flat over kit and Red Roo decals.
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Continuing with the oddball schemes. A P-39Q Zebra Training aircraft, used to train air-gunners. This was the forerunner to the P-63 Pinball aircraft
The Airacobra I was an export version of the P-39 very similar to the P-39D, other than the 37mm Oldmobile cannon was exchanged for a 20mm Oerlikon. The Airacobra I went operational with 610 Squadron in the fall of 1941, […]
Probably the most brilliantly engineered fighter of WWII, the P-400/P-39 was designed around the Oldsmobile 37mm cannon. Because of the weight and recoil force of this cannon,it necessitated the gun to be mounted in the nose firing thru the propeller […]
The Monogram P-39 Airacobra kit was first put out in 1969. At that time, it was one of the most detailed kits out there, and in some respects, still is. It can be built into a number of different versions, […]
The subject this model represents is the aircraft flown by Nikolay D. Gulayev (alternatively spelled Gulaev and miss-spelt by AeroMaster as Gulyayev) of the 129 GIAP. He was the third highest scoring Soviet ace, with 57 plus 3 shared kills, […]
This is a model of a P 39 Q that was stationed on Makin Island in the Gilberts in 1943. The aircraft were originally painted in olive drab and whilst on the island they were re painted in a sand […]
Like most aircraft modelers, doing WW2 stuff, the first thing I wanted to build was the fast, sexy stuff like Mustangs and Spitfires, or the top aces of the time. But as I got more into researching and reading about […]
This is a Hasegawa 1/48 P-400 “Shark Teeth” that I decided to do toothless…it is my approximation or guesstimate, if you will,of a P-39/400(?) in North Africa, 1943. I just finished reading “An Army At Dawn” about the Tunisian campaign, […]
This is an older build that I finally got around to photographing last Thursday. I took it and several other models (see the Bell AH-1S Cobra) to another small-town airport, the Coffield Regional Airport in Rockdale, Texas, about 20 miles […]