Well I was really looking forward to this kit. There is a fair bit of flash but that is not really a concern. I am a reasonably competent modeller but I have to say aligning and bonding the upper fuselage will challenge the best of us. It is ben[...]
Well, I couldn't wait. As soon as the Roden C-5 hit the shelves at Lucky Hobby, I had to have one. I had the ancient and mythical Arii/Otaki/Entex/Revell/Testors C-5A in my stash, but this was new tool, and I've been waiting for 30+ years for a[...]
Let's do the time warp again,
In 1918, Just after 15 years from first engine powered flight in Kitty hawk, the first full-metal aircraft was on the runway. Hugo Junkers and other engineers were stood watching this silver plated bird about to ta[...]
The first post and my first model of the first world war.
I had never been encouraged to build such aircraft, Until I discovered the models of Wingnut Wings.
But finding these kits from Spain at reasonable prices is complicated and meanwhile pro[...]
Away from my normal focus on the BoB, I made this 1/48 Roden kit some time back after meeting the son of William Francis Blackadder, who joined the Auxiliary air Force in 1937 and in mid November 1939 flew with 607 (County of Durham) Squadron to[...]
René Fonck, leading French ace of World War I with 75 victories, said that the introduction of the SPAD VII fighter "...completely changed the face of aerial warfare".
The SPAD S.VII C.1 was the first of a series of single-seat biplane fighter[...]
Winter LaGG-3 series 35 in 1/72 scale. Original kit by Toko, produced by Roden nowadays. This is an old kit back from the late 90s. The kit quality is far, far from good – it took me two months to get it done. Completely not suitable as a kit fo[...]
The model is dedicated to the holiday on February 23 "Red Army Day", to replenish the Water Wings group build
The picture shows the "Albatros W4» flying in the sky of Sevastopol in 1919. "Albatros W4» was a rare aircraft in the Red Army. These [...]
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 performance, [...]
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.