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X-1 Machbuster – Revell 1/32

Impressions The Revell kit is listed as a Skill Level 2 with an overall length of 12-3/4", a wingspan: 10-5/8", with a total of 50 parts. The kit is molded in light gray, a big improvement over the original orange mold from years past. The kit f[...]

X-15 for Christmas (with many recycled components)

Hi All! At the end of the year I again built a christmas model; I fortunate enough that the people around me not just tolerate my passion but it seems they actually like my little stuffs - so I occasionly build models as gifts for them. This ide[...]

100 Years of the RAF, No. 19 Squadron circa August 1938, Duxford, UK 1/48 Airfix Spitfire Mk I “early”

This is my second build for the 1930's decade as part of the 100 Years of the RAF. (There is yet another 1930's Hurricane Mk I to follow................). When I saw that Airfix had released this kit which would build up a very early Spitfire[...]

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US desert training vehicle

This is a scratch built 1970s M35 Deuce US desert training truck. I copied the dimensions from an Academy M35 cargo truck but changed the wheels.The kit is a 1/72 scale so I made it four times bigger = 1/18 scale.Made from pine and ply.

On This Day…December 13th.

Astronauts Cernan and Harrison Schmitt, two of the three-man crew of Apollo 17, were the last men to walk on the Moon on December 13, 1972. Commander Cernan made a brief speech before boarding the module, saying: “We leave as we came and, God wi[...]

Meteor Prototype DG202

This is the Tamiya 1/48th scale Meteor F.1. I made this when it was first released 18 years ago (1997). It came in for a lot of criticism at the time because it had air brakes, and the Meteor F.1 had none. It transpired that Tamiya had based t[...]

Monogram B-25 Mitchell – Air Apache – 1/48 scale

This model is not mine. I acquired this model after my good friend Darrell Cochran passed away suddenly in 2010. After his passing, his wife asked those of us in the model club would assist her in inventorying Darrell collection. It was quite a[...]

XF-88 Voodoo – 1/48 Lindberg

History The XF-88 was designed to fill a USAF requirement for a "Penetration Fighter", a new class of aircraft for long-range escort of USAF bombers. Two XF-88s were ordered (S/N 46-525, 526) in 1946 and the first flight was on 29 October 1948. [...]

100 Years of the RAF, 73 Squadron circa 1938 Hawker Hurricane Mk I “early”, Classic Airframes 1/48

The time is upon us to reveal our 1930's aircraft from the RAF. This is my first reveal from the 100 Years of the RAF Group Build. I have two more to go from this decade. This model is the older Classic Airframes kit in 1/48 scale, and [...]