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Roden 1/48 He-51B-2

by Tom Cleaver on March 24, 2016 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

There is a saying in aviation design that, “if it looks right, it is right.” While this is generally true, it was unfortunately not the case as regards the Heinkel He 51, which was a completely orthodox biplane of undistinguished […]


Roden 1/48 OV-1D Mohawk

by Andrew Frill on March 22, 2016 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

Roden 1/48 scale kit with Cobra Company cockpit and Super Scale decals. Opened the port avionics hatch and added a few items in there. Andy


Encore Kits, Oswald Boelke’s Alabatros D.II (Roden 1/32

by Tom Cleaver on December 20, 2015 in Aviation -- 4 Comments

The Albatros series of fighters were the most advanced fighters in the world at the time the D.I and D.II were introduced in 1916, setting the parameters for the next 20 years: two 30 caliber machine guns, a high speed, […]


Have 3 Rolls’s now-watch out Leno….

by Bill Koppos on December 19, 2015 in Armor -- 7 Comments

Finally found the pattern 1914 version of Roden’s 1/35 scale Rolls Royce armored car. (Or as Roden says, “British” armored car, liscensing, you know). This one I think is really slick because it has spoked wheels and a low-profile turret, […]


1/48 Roden Fokker D.VIIf, Ltn zur See Gotthard Sachsenberg

by Tom Cleaver on November 5, 2015 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

In the fall of 1916, in answer to air raids conducted over the Flanders front by the Royal Naval Air Service, the German Navy combined two Kampfeinsizter Kommandos into Marine-Flieger Abteilung II, based at Neumuenster. The unit was renamed the […]


Roden 1/72 RAF S.E.5a

by Korolev Vlad on October 31, 2015 in Aviation -- 14 Comments


Werner Voss Fokker F.1

by Tom Cleaver on October 27, 2015 in Aviation -- 7 Comments

Done several years ago, the Roden 1/32 Fokker F.1 kit. Yes, I worship at the Church of the Green Cowl and White Rudder. 🙂


Hispano Suiza 8Ab 180hp Roden 32nd scale

by Robert Aspinall on August 13, 2015 in Aviation -- 7 Comments

As a break from my Mossie build I thought I would “knock” this together, but you know me. The soft detail and vague fitting made me want to see what I could do with it so break out the wire […]


1/72 Roden Pfalz D.III Silver Stag

by Phil Steele on July 13, 2015 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

This isn’t a recent build and I’ve never posted the photos, due to the incorrect lower wing. The kit part was poorly cast, (odd for Roden), so I just built it anyway with the extra wing, for the rigging practice. […]

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Fairchild C-123B “Provider” aka “The Naples Clipper”, 1959

by Mike Maynard on April 18, 2015 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

The C123 “Provider” was based on a cargo glider the XG-20. It’s development had the aircraft as a powered assault transport powered by two P&W R-2800-83 and then powered by four J47 turbojets. The first contractor was the Chase Aircraft […]