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Special Hobby 1/72 Yak-17

by Greg Kittinger on February 14, 2017 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

Several months ago, a modeler in Tulsa passed away, and his family donated the kits to our club asking that we pass them on to modelers who would build (rather than sell) the kits. We ended up distributing the kits […]

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Special Hobby 1/32 Yak-3 “Normandie-Niemen”

by Tom Cleaver on February 12, 2017 in Aviation -- 9 Comments

The Yakovlev Yak-3 is commonly considered the best sub-type of the wartime Yakovlev fighter series that began with the Yak-1. The Yak-3 was one of the smallest and lightest major combat fighters fielded by any combatant; its high power-to-weight ratio […]

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Special Hobby 1/32 Tempest V (Hi-Tech)

by Tom Cleaver on January 28, 2017 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

When Sydney Camm first designed what became the Typhoon in the late 1930s, not that much was known about high speed flight and heavy weaponry, with the result that the Typhoon’s wing turned out to be too thick. The result […]

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Hawker Tempest Mk. V Special Hobby 1/32

by Artur Domanski on January 11, 2017 in Aviation -- 22 Comments

Hawker Tempest Mk. V JN752 03.07.1944 No. 3 Squadron Tempest V JN752 JF-S Fl/Sgt. Domanski Operation: V1 Patrol Date: 3rd July 1944 (Monday) Unit: No. 3 Squadron Type: Hawker Tempest V Serial: JN752 Code: JF-S Base: RAF Newchurch Location: Cliff […]

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Yak-3 Special Hobby 1/32

by Artur Domanski on January 11, 2017 in Aviation -- 8 Comments

This is 1/32 Specjal Hobby Yak-3 Painting was done with BilModel Painted markings templates PS: Thanks to Bogdan Fiedotow

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Hughes TH 55 A, US Army Aviation School Fort Rucker Alabama 1964.

by Allan John Withers on January 8, 2017 in Aviation -- 22 Comments

1/72 Special Hobby, I modified and replaced a few things, mainly the frames with stretched sprue, finished in Humbrol and MM enamels with Future over kit decals.

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De Havilland DH103 F20 Sea Hornet, A83-1 / TT213, ARDU RAAF Laverton Vic 1948.

by Allan John Withers on December 18, 2016 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

1/72 Special Hobby, another pair of engines closely followed by an airframe!! the only one to serve with the RAAF for evaluation. I modified a few things, finished in Humbrol and MM enamels with Future over kit and spare decals.

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Hawker’s Tempest V from Special Hobby in 1/32nd.

by Tony Prince on November 16, 2016 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

An excellent kit which however needs care & adherence to the instructions! Parts fit is excellent as is surface detailing & all the little bits in the cockpit & undercarriage. I found the instructions a bit confusing at times but […]

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Seafire III – The Last Day of World War II

by Tom Cleaver on October 2, 2016 in Aviation -- 9 Comments

The Last Day of World War II: The first quarter moon hung in the western sky gleaming dimly through scattered clouds over the Pacific; the moonlight was sufficient to illuminate the many wakes of the huge formation of ships below. […]

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Fiat G.50 Finnish Air Force (Ilmavoimat) 1942 – Secter/Hasegawa 1:48

by Gábor Szabó on August 18, 2016 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

Hi Everyone! Another “spaghetti” fighter, this time Fiat’s attempt to produce something more modern for the “Fighter I” competition than their earlier biplane designs. The “Freccia” (Arrow) in fact was the first serie produced all metal fighter plane in Italy […]