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1/48 Airfix English Electric Lightning F1A: Cold War Warrior

1/48 Airfix English Electric F1A Lightning: Just finished this today after about a week and a half of working on it. It is OOB except for the detail in the cockpit, seat, and behind canopy. Also added a few bits […]

Work in Progress: 1/48 Airfix English Electric Lightning F1

Recently Airfix has released several new mold model kits which I was told demonstrated significant improvements in every aspect over the older Airfix kits. It had been a while since I had built any Airfix kit due to my dissatisfaction […]

South African Nationals 2018: Aircraft

These aircraft were just some of the many models entered in the 1/72 – 1/32 scale classes. My Westland Wyvern 1/48 Trumpeter was awarded the best in show for 1/48 scale and my Huey Hog Gunship 1/35 Academy MRC for […]

1/48 Minicraft P-38L Putt Putt Maru

I had the Minicraft 1/48 P-38J kit- but it sat for a while because I was not sure how I would deal with all the stripes on the tail and spinners. The decals from the kit sheet and the Hasegawa […]

Revell BAC Lightning F.6 – 1/72

Hi guys, after a long period of abstinence, I came back with an interesting and unusual British fighter from the cold war era. This Revell Lightning is a simple, easy-to-assemble kit, good for warm up after a standing period. A […]

Academy P-38M Nightmare…er, Night Lightning (or) the P-38M in Japan and Why It Matters to Me

Warning: This is a lengthier than usual post, so read on at your own peril. History of the Bird The P-38M captured my imagination some time ago, and I decided this point in my return to modeling was my chance […]

Father and Son Builds!

Well, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. My eldest son Bill (6 years old going on 38) decided he wanted to join in the fun again! He has a growing of love of jets so our first joint-build […]

P-38,Lightning

Hello again! I’ve stucked with heavy work for severel month and cannot build new thing in this days. I think I almost have withdrawal symptoms with this. Anyway I’ll continue presenting my old catalogues of couple of years. I build […]

Academy 1/48th Lockheed P-38E Lightning, USAAC,343rd FG,54th FS,Aleutian Island Campaign June 1942

The P-38E with the 54th Fighter Squadron actually appeared a little later in the campaign in the harsh Alaskan environment. Operating out of Elmendorf Field some units detached and forward deployed at Ft Randall. The 54th was the only unit […]

Lightning in June

We have all been there. A model just fights and fights every inch of the way and sometimes just seems to say, “you aren’t really much good at this hobby, why not try golf, or knitting? Something less… skillful”. This […]