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Water Wings group build recap

by Jaime Carreon on March 11, 2017 in Aviation -- 8 Comments

The Water Wings Group build has ended, so here is a quick recap of the models that have been submitted so far. 22 members in the group built the 11 models you see here, though I suspect there are a […]

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Water wings extraordinary

by Editor on March 11, 2017 in Photo Collections -- 9 Comments

A legacy of my unfinished book project that I had been working on previously is that I find enjoyment in browsing and researching historic archives on the web. Having a few spare hours today I found a wonderful photo collection […]

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Hasegawa 1/72 E7K1 Type 94 Alf

by Greg Kittinger on March 3, 2017 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

This was a fairly straight forward build. It did require thinking through the final assembly and rigging sequence to make sure I could handle the model carefully while getting all the fiddly bits and rigging installed. Because I used after […]

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Brengun 1/72 scale Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb Floatplane

by Ken Hammer on March 2, 2017 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

I just finished this for the Water Wings group build. It’s the Brengun kit with the brengun Photoetch set for the cockpit and the ladder on the side. I also took the exhaust and oil cooler from a sword spitfire […]

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Monograms 1/4ish Cessna 180 with floats.

by Robert Royes on March 1, 2017 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

This is a reissue of the Cessna 180 with EDO floats, not sure of the actual scale, used rattle can white. spare decals.

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Monogram 1/72 UH-16 Albatross

by Tom Bebout on March 1, 2017 in Aviation -- 19 Comments

My contribution to the Water Wings group build is this ancient Monogram kit introduced in 1957. Props that rotate, gear that retracts,and a little life boat with downed crew. What kid wouldn’t want to build this. Grumman built over 400 […]

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Supermarine S 6B, S 1595, RAF HSF, Flt LT J N Boothman, Schneider Trophy, Calshot England 1931.

by Allan John Withers on March 1, 2017 in Aviation -- 19 Comments

1/72 Eastern Express, I modified and added a few things, plastic tube for propeller, cockpit details, brass bracing wires, adjusted the float struts, lead shot in floats, finished in Humbrol and MM enamels with Future over kit decals.

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Boeing 314 Clipper, NC18605, Dixie Clipper Pan American Airways System 1943.

by Allan John Withers on February 28, 2017 in Aviation -- 24 Comments

1/144 Airfix, OOB except for landing lights from clear sprue, finished in Humbrol, Revell and MM enamels with Future over kit decals. This aircraft carried President Franklin D. Roosevelt back from the Casablanca conference of January 1943.

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Water Wings group build

by Jaime Carreon on February 28, 2017 in Aviation -- 7 Comments

Deadline is upon us, so start posting those builds! It looks like we had a pretty good turnout for this one and I’m pretty excited to see what turns up, even after keeping up with the build logs. Again, no […]

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1/ 72 Airfix Grumman Widgeon

by Joe Caputo on February 26, 2017 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

The “OLD” 1/72 Airfix Widgeon is older than most the people in this group. I found one at a vendor, at the “right” price, and thought I’d give it another go. Lucky for me, there were about 4 decal sheets […]