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1/48 Otaki Ki-44 Shoki “Tojo” built 39 years ago today …..Monday, February 6th, 1978

by Louis Gardner on February 6, 2017 in Aviation -- 28 Comments

Here’s a few pictures of a kit I built as a kid. This model has somehow survived over all of these years……………….. Here’s the background on the build: Some dates in time, (for some unknown reason), just seem to stick […]

My Hellcats, all in 1/48.

by John Healy on December 7, 2016 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

I posted several photos of the Eduard Weekend Edition Hellcat II a couple of years ago when I built it. I added resin wheels, straps for the drop tank from scrap p/e, and p/e belts. This is the best Hellcat […]

Hellcats, Hellcats, Hellcats, and MORE Hellcats…

by Frederick J Seitz III on December 5, 2016 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

A few of the F6F Hellcat models I’ve built over the years. All are 1:48 scale and they list as follows: 1st two pictures are Otaki’s F6F-3/5 kit, built as a -3, flown by Lt. Alex Vraciu of VF-6, off […]

Arii Otaki 1/48 F6f-3 Hellcat

by bob mack on November 28, 2016 in Aviation -- 34 Comments

one for my bucket list…always wanted to build one of these…Al Vraciu…like cashew with a V

Otaki 1/48 Focke-Wulf FW-190

by James Kelley on October 18, 2016 in Aviation -- 7 Comments

An old kit from the 1970s, but went together very well. No putty or filler needed anywhere. Painted with Gunze-Sangyo acrylics, and markings are from an old Cutting Edge sheet. The only modifications done were drilling out the gun barrels.

Otaki’s Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat in 1/48 scale

by Tony Prince on April 6, 2016 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

This kit has been in my stash since before I had a stash! At the time Otaki kits were state of the art but this one served to provide a better cowl ring for a Hasegawa build & so just […]

Arii/Otaki 1/48 F6F-3 Hellcat

by Kevin Hayes on December 17, 2015 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

This is the first model I’ve built in seven years! I have been so busy pursuing my career that model building was put on hold for a long time. Aries cockpit, True Details wheels, a bit of scratch building here […]

Otaki 1/48 Ki43 “Oscar”

by Joe Caputo on November 28, 2015 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

Another “whiffie” racer…..these old kits are FUN. and inexpensive. I added a “modern” pilot, cleaned up the the fuselage, and clipped the wings. Looks very lightweight and fragile. The stripes are painted over decals, copied from a Hasegawa 1/72 B-47. […]

1/48 Otaki P-40E converted to P-40N

by Brian Riedel on July 16, 2014 in Aviation -- 4 Comments

Thought I’d join in the P-40 fest. One of my older ones, hence only two pics. Converted Otaki P-40E using the Medallion Models resin P-40N set. Decals are War Eagle for P-40M and P-40N. It’s been so long since I […]

Otaki 1/48th P-40

by AL HOFFMAN on July 10, 2014 in Aviation -- 7 Comments

You P-40 builders have no one to blame but yourselves for this dog being shown. I was feeling left out. It was pulled out of my graveyard. It was built when the kit was first released so you tell me […]