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Airfix kit from 1953

by Michael Knights on August 17, 2017 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

Just thought you’d like to see what was surely one of the earliest plastic kits made…. the Spitfire Mark 1 in blue plastic ! My dilemma now is; do I take it out of the bag and make it, or […]

Martin B 57B Canberra, 52-1590, The Black Knights 38th Bomb Wing USAFE Laon AFB France 1956.

by Allan J Withers on August 10, 2017 in Aviation -- 20 Comments

1/72 Airfix, I modified a few things, pilot seats narrower, removed the hinges from all control surfaces, the tail-plane joints, engine jet-pipes and replaced some antennae, finished in MM and Humbrol enamels with Future over kit and other decals, built […]

RNLI lifeboat station “Stornoway” on the Isle of Lewis

by Dirk Derks on August 8, 2017 in Diorama -- 12 Comments

RNLI LIFEBOAT STATION “STORNOWAY” ON THE ISLE OF LEWIS (RNLI= ROYAL NATIONAL LIFEBOAT INSTITUTION) (UK) Severn Class Lifeboat: The Severn Class is an all-weather lifeboat, that was introduced into the fleet in the year 1995. The last one was delivered […]

The new Aifix P-51 Mustang in 1:48 scale (extra photos added)

by Alan Price on August 4, 2017 in Aviation -- 28 Comments

With the new issue of Airfix Model World Magazine now out, I can post some photos of the all new Airfix 1:48 scale Mustang. This is a superb kit, the detail is excellent, some very clever engineering involved too to […]

MPC 1/72 P-39 Aircobra

by Greg Kittinger on August 3, 2017 in Aviation -- 21 Comments

This was a pretty enjoyable project – turning an old “dog” kit into a decent representation. This was the old MPC “Profile Series” P-39 (I understand MPC are re-boxed Airfix kits). I love the pacific theater birds marked with white […]

Airfix 1/72 C-47

by Brad Bronov on July 31, 2017 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

So, this is a little out of my wheelhouse, as I build primarily 1/48 postwar jets. The origin of this particular build started off quiet unexpectedly, as is often the case with me. While perusing a thread on a Facebook […]

Airfix Bf-109 E3 1/72 “Forced Landing”

by Andreas Fey on July 30, 2017 in Aviation -- 33 Comments

My newest project is the Airfix BF-109 E in 1/72 scale. The figures are from Zvezda, named “british recon team”. I airbrushed my models with “Mr. Hobby” colors and did some dust dirt with “mig ammo” (airplanes engines and exhausts) […]

P47n “Chautaugua” Revell 1/48

by neil foster on July 23, 2017 in Aviation -- 26 Comments

Here is the second of my Revell P47n Thunderbolts,it was a fun little build though not particularly inspiring ,I improved the kit by adding True details gun barrels and wheels and an aftermarket decal set from Warbirds.Chautaugua was based at […]

Kaman Seasprite HH-2, Airfix 1/72

by Robert Royes on July 19, 2017 in Aviation -- 9 Comments

This is the Airfix SH-2 Seasprite backdated to a SAR version used from large deck destroyers off the coast of Vietnam to rescue downed aircrew . Besides leaving off all the ASW gear I added a left main cabin door […]

Airfix 1/48 Hawker hurricane -D. Bader

by Predrag Ivanovic on July 16, 2017 in Aviation -- 9 Comments