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Hasegawa 1/48 “Captured” Kawanishi N1K2-J

by George Henderson on March 21, 2017 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

This was is a great build for an old kit. No filler used at all, even the pesky fuselage/wing join. I used Rising Decals “Dying Sun Pt.III and they worked great. For chipping I first laid down some Tamiya Flat […]

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1/48 FW-190F-8

by John Healy on March 19, 2017 in Aviation -- 36 Comments

This is the mid ’90s Tamiya kit that I’m ashamed to admit has lurked in the bowels of the stash since at least 1996. I’ve shied away from WW2 German stuff because I’ve never been very happy with my mottled […]

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Another Tamiya 1/48 armor

by Paul Mahoney on March 19, 2017 in Diorama -- 12 Comments

Much earlier, I posted my first armor build – a Tamiya 1/48 Flakpanzer. I am an aircraft guy, but after building that kit, I became interested in doing a few more from the series. Here is my 2nd armor build […]

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Tamiya 1:48 Dewoitine D.520

by Erich Goldbach on March 18, 2017 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

Subject: D.520 of the Regia Aeronautica, 24th Autonomous Fighter Group, Sicily and Southern Italy Assembly: This model was built OOB with the additions of Eduard PE seat belts. Painting/Decals/Weathering: I used Polly Scale acrylics and AeroMaster paints; AM RLM 80 […]

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Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61i Hien

by Frank Steffens on March 13, 2017 in Aviation -- 22 Comments

Here is Tamiya’s 1/48th Scale Hi-61I Hien finished as “Blue 24”, Captain Teruhiko Kobayashi’s mount from February to April, 1945. Of the six victories depicted by the kill marks, one is for ramming a B-29. The 244th Flight Group at […]

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1/35 Tamiya Panzer IV Ausf. J, Sd.Kfz. 161/2

by Louis Gardner on March 12, 2017 in Armor -- 22 Comments

Here’s an older build of mine. It’s Tamiya kit number 35181, and uses the kit decals from an “Unknown” German Armor unit. This model was built using Dragon individual track links and the crew members were sourced from the kit, […]

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1/72 Tamiya N1K1-Ja Kawanishi Shiden

by Geoffrey Abreu on March 8, 2017 in Aviation -- 7 Comments

Just finished this one up today. It is painted with Tamiya acrylics and weathered a bit with silver pencil, oils and pastels. It is pretty much OOB. I drilled out the gun barrels and added an antenna wire from Uschi […]

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Tamiya 1/72 scale P-47D

by Terry Schuler on March 6, 2017 in Aviation -- 21 Comments

Pilot: Lt. Robert E. Wagner 9th AF 510th FS – 405th FG. St. Dizier France 1944. I actually do build other aircraft, but P-47s are just so much fun, especially when the kits are this nice ! For this build, […]

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Tamiya 1:48 Focke-Wulf 190F-8

by Erich Goldbach on March 5, 2017 in Aviation -- 20 Comments

Subject: Fw 190F-8 “W-521” of Hungarian 102/2 Squadron Close Support Group, 1945 Brief History: (Ref.: Tally Ho! decal sheet 4110) The Hungarian 102 Dive Bomber Group was formed in 1942 equipped with Ju-87s, and throughout 1943 -44 operated alongside Luftwaffe […]

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It’s Twins!… well, sort of?

by Bert_j on March 5, 2017 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

Finished, last night and this morning…these two have haunted my workbench for several months, and at last they are completed! Both are Tamiya’s 1/72 A6M2b kit; one a Pearl Harbor raid Zuikaku machine with kit decals and the other a […]