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@blackadder57 George Henderson

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Heavy equipment operator in a gold mine. Strictly 1/48 aircraft with a penchant for oddball schemes

TAMIYA 1/48 DEWOITINE D.520

GC 2/3 Dauphiné, 2 Esc.(Adj. Chef Bouton) June 1940. A very nice kit with a few glitches. The instructions miss the color for the cockpit innards. It's actually a dark blue and for this I used Tamiya X-3 Royal Blue. The cockpit floor is depicted[...]

Trumpeter 1/48 MiG-3 (early)

Couldn't find a lot about this aircraft other than what is on There is also a photo of the aircraft here. The fit of the kit was pretty good with the exception of the cowl panels which needed a lot of brute force. Trumpeter erred in the area at[...]

AIRFIX 1:48 BOULTON PAUL DEFIANT

The model represents an aircraft from the No.2(Army Cooperation) Squadron, KO•I, s/n N1572. Only one was trialled and rejected. This was a great kit to build. The fit of the parts is fantastic for the most part. I had an issue joining the fusela[...]

Italeri 1:48 Macchi C.205

My second Veltro (Greyhound), in the service of the Aeronautica Nanzionale Repubblica and flown by Ten. Sergio Mazzerelli. 3ª Squadriglia, 1° Gruppo, Campoformido (Udine), Italy, Apr.-Aug. 1944 This is a reboxing of the Hasegawa kit with more d[...]

Hasegawa 1:48 Macchi C.205

The aircraft is from 360ª Squadriglia, (155° Gruppo, 51° Stormo), Monserrato Airfield in Sardinia, summer of '43. As usual, being a Hasegawa kit the build went smoothly up to the installation of the main landing gear. The square mounting pegs on[...]

HAPPY HOLIDAYS ALL

The first Xmas card, 1843.

Revell 1:48 F-8E MiG Killer

Known as the Fighting Checkmates and as the MiG Killers, with seven confirmed kills and one probable, including both the first and the last F-8 kill. VF-211 was second in MiG kills only to VF-96's F-4 Phantoms. Not a bad kit over all. I added a [...]

ITALERI 1:48 HARVARD MK.IV

An RCAF kite from the Goldilocks Aerobatic Team based out of RCAF Station Moose Jaw (Sask). The team was formed in 1962 and were designed as a parody of the famous "Golden Hawks" team. In 1964, with the conversion of pilot training to new Tutor [...]

Academy 1:48 Spitfire Mk.XIVe

Spitfire Mk. XIVe TZ138. This aircraft built in 1945 at Aldermanston and shipped to Canada in 1945 and was used for cold weather testing with the Winter Experimental Establishment (WEE) Flight in western Canada from early 1946 to July 1949. It w[...]

Hobby Boss 1/48 F4U-7

I built this as a tribute to a fellow modeller who passed away last December, one day short of his 26th birthday. He wanted to build this aircraft as it had an interesting history: serving with the French Aeronavale, one of the aircraft in the T[...]