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Frank Luke’s SPAD XIII

by Tom Cleaver on April 25, 2017 in Aviation -- 7 Comments

In 1910, Armand Deperdussin founded the Societe Provisoire des Aeroplanes Deperdussin (SPAD). The company built racing airplanes designed by Deperdussin; a monoplane designed by Chief Designer Louis Bechereau in 1913 set a world air speed record of 125 m.p.h. that […]

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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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De Havilland DHC 2 Beaver, A95-201, RAAF Antarctic Flight, ANARE 1955.

by Allan John Withers on March 1, 2017 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

1/72 Hobbycraft, I modified a few things, brass wire to propeller shaft, clear sprue landing light, engine cowl and added some antennae and static dischargers, finished in MM and Humbrol enamels with Future over Max and other decals.

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Hobbycraft 1/48 Hawker Hurricane IIC “Night Intruder”

by Gary Brantley on February 27, 2017 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

Started more than three years ago, I resumed work on this old Hobbycraft kit a month or so ago. I finished her Saturday, and made my way out to the airport today for a photo session. I messed up the […]

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1/48 P-40B

by John Healy on February 23, 2017 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

This is the latest, and greatest P-40 kit. The brand new Airfix P-40B! What’s not to like about this one? I built it out of the box including using the excellent decals provided for Lt. Welch’s Pearl Harbor a/c. I […]

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1/48 Hobbycraft Hawker Hurricane Mk1 RAAF 1945

by Paul van Acker on February 5, 2017 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

. See info taken from Point Cook website. Word is, we kinda took it ourselves, after being over run by the Japanese up in the Philipines or like. Open to opinion. So awesome. I’m hoping we nicked it. 🙂 — […]

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HOBBYCRAFT 1/48 P-36

by George Henderson on December 12, 2016 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

Not a night fighter this time but fits right in with my oddball schemes. This aircraft, along with it’s squadron mates sported some pretty weird paint schemes while attending the 1939 Cleveland National Air Races. Trying to interpret the colours […]

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“Yonder they come!” December 7 (8) 1941 Philippines

by Bill Koppos on December 6, 2016 in Diorama -- 14 Comments

Built this little dio a couple years ago, in line with my lifelong interest in the Philippine fiasco of ’41-’42. Tried to represent a mad scramble of the 34th Pursuit squadron at Del Carmen field on the Day of Infamy. […]

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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 […]

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My Shiny Bearcat/Model Number Eight for the Year

by Scott Nelson on September 29, 2016 in Aviation -- 22 Comments

This is the Academy 1/48 Bearcat. Apparently it is also the Hobbycraft Bearcat. I’ve read reviews that say the cowl is misshapen and the wheel well detail may be spurious among other issues. However, I found the kit to look […]