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Progress on the latest effort grande

by G. Ley on November 21, 2017 in Diorama -- 17 Comments

This is a works-in-progress layout to assess initial positioning of structures. It’s like working on a model of an architectural proposal with a lot more detail.The projected cost overruns of this project make it worthy of a government contract. The […]

Lockheed EC 121 Warning Star, 135756, USN Pacific Missile Range, Point Mugu California 1961.

by Allan J Withers on October 28, 2017 in Aviation -- 31 Comments

1/144 Minicraft, almost OOB, I added some piano wire axels to the main undercarriage, finished in MM enamels with Future over kit and other decals, built 2006 to 2009.

Boeing C-97G Stratofreighter 0-30152 – Minicraft 1/144

by Björn Leichsenring on August 24, 2017 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

Few pics of my Stratofrighter with scratchbuilt flaps and cowling. Show the last pictures. This kit was not easy to build and need many corrections.

1/72nd Minicraft PBM-5 Mariner

by Jim Sullivan on June 29, 2017 in Aviation -- 30 Comments

I found the Minicraft PBM-5 to be an enjoyable build but not without its challenges. For the most part, the kit is nicely engineered with clean crisp parts and finely recessed panel lines. On the negative side, I found that […]

Navy Ace Guy Bordelon, VC-3 Korea, Minicraft F4U-5N Corsair

by Louis Gardner on May 29, 2017 in Aviation -- 39 Comments

This is something that I have been wanting to do for a long time now…………………..each year passes and I would miss it, so here goes. Since today is Memorial Day here in the US, and in honor of our fallen […]

Minicraft 1:144 C-130 gunship

by Dennis Meyers on March 26, 2017 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

Nice little kit but smoothing in the big windshield area was challenging. Built it to compliment a Hasagawa 1:200 C-130. Is a 1:72 next?

Modifying Minicraft’s 727-200 to the shorter -100 version

by R.E. Vaughn on September 13, 2015 in Aviation -- 7 Comments

The lack of a 1/144 727-100 kit in my inventory made me wonder if I could take Minicraft’s 727-200 and convert it to a -100 (to depict Boeing’s original, shorter version). My first attempt was a nightmare as I figured […]

Martin PBM-5 Mariner “FRISCO D is for Dog” 1944

by Mike Maynard on June 18, 2015 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

In keeping with my modelers eye for the usual plane with an unusual paint scheme, I present the Mariner flying boat Air-Sea Rescue version. While as never popular or built in the same numbers as the PBY “Catalina”, the Mariner […]

Minicraft 1/144th Boeing 314A “Dixie Clipper”

by Joe Caputo on April 14, 2015 in Aviation -- 19 Comments

This Minicraft kit has been around forever, under several brand names, (Airfix, etc.) It is a very simple kit, aout 73 parts, with little filling, and pretty good fit considering it’s age. I have two. I had come across this […]

1/144th Boeing 777-306ER ‘KLM’

by Thomas Probert on March 10, 2015 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

This is the Minicraft Boeing 777-200 which I have converted to the -300ER using Braz and Contrails’ parts. Currently there is no injection-moulded kit available of this aircraft, with the only option being the Welsh Models Vacform. I already had […]