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FM-1 Wildcat in 1/48

by Tony Prince on June 23, 2017 in Aviation -- 21 Comments

This is the Hobby Boss kit which I picked from the stash as something easy……. You’ve probably done that: Parts fit was excellent, detail sharp & restrained but the undercarriage; that’s another story; very fiddly & the prop needed some […]

Midway Group Build, VT-8 “Torpedo 8” Grumman TBF-1 Avenger, 1/48 Accurate Miniatures

by Louis Gardner on June 4, 2017 in Aviation -- 19 Comments

Here’s another historically significant plane from the Midway Group build. This plane represents the sole surviving Grumman TBF Avenger from Torpedo 8. This plane managed to limp back home after being mauled by Japanese Zero fighters on June 4th, 1942, […]

Hellcat theme 1/48 Hasegawa F6F-5 David McCampbell

by Louis Gardner on December 5, 2016 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

As a continuation of the recent Hellcat themed articles, here’s another one for your enjoyment tonight. This is “Minsi III”, F6F-5 bureau number 70143. This is the plane in which he scored the last 23.5 kills of his 34 total. […]

1/48 Hobbycraft F8F Bearcat “Gulfhawk 4” Al Williams

by Louis Gardner on November 20, 2016 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

Here tonight is another Hobbycraft Bearcat. This one is finished in the colors of Al Williams plane the “Gulfhawk 4”. The Gulfhawk 4 was a civilian version of the F8F Bearcat and was called a G-58. Only two G-58’s were […]

Hobbycraft 1/48 Grumman F8F Bearcat Blue Angels “Beetle Bomb”

by Louis Gardner on November 20, 2016 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

Here are some photos of my version of the “Beetle Bomb” Blue Angels plane. The original “Beetle Bomb” was a North American SNJ that was painted to resemble a Japanese Zero. Beetle Bomb was incorporated into the Blue Angels airshow […]

Grumman F9F 8B Cougar, Blue Angels, US Navy Pensacola NAS Florida 1955.

by Allan J Withers on November 13, 2016 in Aviation -- 21 Comments

1/72 Hasegawa, My first Blue Angel, their seventh, finished in Alclad, MM and Testors enamels with Future over kit decals.

Grumman F6F 5 Hellcat, Blue Angels, US Navy Jacksonville NAS Florida 1946.

by Allan J Withers on September 17, 2016 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

1/72 Revell, the first Blue Angels, my second, I modified a few things, finished in MM enamels with Future over kit and Draw decals.

1/72 Grumman J2F-6 Duck

by Greg Kittinger on December 3, 2015 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

This is a build I did back in 2012. Although I really don’t like doing bi-planes at my scale (mostly all that rigging!), I have always loved the Duck and wanted to build one. This is the old Airfix kit […]

Grumman F8F-1b by Academy in 1/48.

by Tony Prince on November 29, 2014 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

Supplied from U.S.Navy stocks, these Bearcats saw combat service with the Armee de l’Air in what used to be French Indo-China from 1951. This model is the Academy kit, which came out around 2004, which is when I built it. […]