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Jaime Carreon
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And now for something a little different…

November 12, 2013 · in Aviation · · 7 · 1.3K

And I do mean little! A friend in Japan sent me these a few years ago. They are kits in scale, and yes, I had to assemble them, though they did come prepainted. I can't even begin to imagine the power of the magnifier the guy who painted the used, as all the markings on that one are painted. The rest have decals. Panel line detail is recessed and is pretty darn good for being that small. Average wingspan is about three inches. I've never seen them for sale here, but you could probably find them online if you wanted one bad enough. For the price of one of the new Tamiya superkits, you could have a entire air force of these.

Shelf space is not a problem... 🙂

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  1. I think that should be 1/144 scale...

  2. Try doing the same thing in 1/350 scale.

    It's a true insanity check!

    • There's a fine line between hobby and insanity, and if you're one of those who thinks that building an entire air wing of those itty bitty little airplanes for a carrier model is fun, you may have crossed it! 🙂

  3. Very cool, indeed !

  4. I have a Dragon kit of an F-14 in 1/144 I built five years ago just to see if the detail was as good as the 'exploded view' in their literature. It was.

  5. Well, they're lovely, Jaime, but what are you going to do with them?

    • Right now, they're in a clear top display case that my son made for a shop project a few years ago, along with all the other little airplanes that I've collected over the years. One of these days, they'll join the others out here in the house somewhere...

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