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Revell 1:72 Horten Ho 229

My latest kit. It was fun because I was able to have a go again at the desert camouflage, this time using the correct RLM 80 Olive Green colour over the RLM 79. The canopy was the worst fitting part of the kit, leaving a huge gap at the front.

Tamiya 1:48 RAF Mustang Mk.III

I had originally planned to build the kit´s clone, ICM/Revell´s Mustang Mk.III, but after getting frustrated with the warped fuselage halves, I decided to get the real thing. The Tamiya kit was a pleasure to build, everything fitted perfectly. I[...]

Revell 1:72 Arado Ar 555

Pleasant build, which was ruined by the weights getting lose inside the aircraft. I´ll superglue them next time. The aircraft here is based in North Africa, 1948, and flies for I/KG 7 "Afrika."

Ta 152H-1 Revell 1:72

This was a model I wanted to build for some time, and finally got the chance to buy it while I was at Amsterdam. General fit was good, except in the wing/fuselage area, where there were gaps. The tailband was the worst of the decals, since it is[...]

Egon Mayer´s Focke Wulf Fw 190A-5.

Egon Mayer was a World War Two German fighter pilot born in 1917 in Konstanz, Germany. He enlisted in the Luftwaffe in 1937, being sent to JG 2 "Richtofen" in 1939, just in time for the Battle of France, and flew until his death in 1944, when he[...]

Airfix 5120 1:48 Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4

My first 1:48 Airfix kit, it was an absolute joy to build, except for the canopy, which had an awful fit. Parts also fitted very tight in some areas, so they had to be sanded to get a good fit. I used the kit decals to make Adolf Galland´s Bf 1[...]

Hobbycraft Fuerza Aérea Argentina A-4B Skyhawk C-207

The pride of my collection, my first Skyhawk and sole Cold War era aircraft. This was built from the 1433 boxing "Falklands Fighter" Painted with Revell 40/46 and 65. Inside of the flaps were painted with the fuselage colour as per a real life p[...]

Best olive drab match for Revell colours?

Does anyone know which Revell colour would be a good match for the greenish shade of olive drab? I want to have my first US aircraft with a similar camouflage to those seen on other models. I´ve checked some websites with conversion charts, and [...]

Academy 1:48 Bf 109E-3 “Heinz Bär” boxing

This was the first kit I built after a 4 year hiatus in model building. Its the Academy reboxing of the Hobbycraft kit, which at the same time looks very similar to the Hasegawa version. The only trouble I had with this kit was that the tailplan[...]

Hans Joachim Marseille’s Bf 109G-2/Trop

This kit came straight from the box of the Academy 1:48 "Bf 109G-6/G-2 JG27" boxing. It´s a rebox of the Hobbycraft Bf 109G-6, with fuselage halves for a Bf 109G-6, so you have to make some cutting for the retractable tailwheel opening if you wi[...]
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