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Eduard 1:48 Grumman F6F-5 (Late) ProflPACK Kit #8224

Its an Eduard kit so nuff said. I used the PE but this is probably my last time as when you close the canopy not much is seen. These were attached with Lepage 12, 5 Minute Epoxy. The resin wheels are a big improvement over the plastic [...]

Eduard 1:48 Spitfire Mk.XVI(Weekend Edition) Kit #84141

Spitfire RW393, 601 Squadron RAuxAF, 1949. This aircraft took part in the Cooper Air Race of 1949, a competition for RAuxAF squadrons, named after W/C Geoffrey Cooper M.P.. A great kit with the usual Eduard over engineering in a few [...]

Hasegawa 1:48 Kawasaki Ki.45Kai Hei/Tei Toryu (Nick) "Mainland Defence" Kit #09909

A night-fighter from the 5th Fighter Regiment, Maj. Yoshiaki Yamashita, Kiyosu Air Base, June 1945. What can I say, it's Hasegawa. Minor filler needed but that was possibly due to over zealous sanding. Two issues with the build. The first [...]

Tamiya 1:48 Focke-Wulf Fw-190F-8/9 Kit #61104

Just your "bog standard" Tamiya kit with its minor wheel issues. Fw 190F-8 W.Nr. 583234. A war trophy of 511th FS/404th FG in Kitzingen. I couldn't find a photo of the aircraft so I'm relying on Karaya Decal for the info such as [...]

Tamiya 1:48 Focke-Wulf Fw-190A-8/A-8R2 Kit #61095

I'll let Eduard explain the story... What can be said about the Tamiya kit other than the well known wheel size issue that I let be and the upper gun cowl fit. I went over a lot of builds on different sites and saw that many modellers [...]

Tamiya 1:48 P-47M (Kit #61096*2800)

The title is a bit misleading as this is supposed to be an F-47D-40-RA and Tamiya supplies extra parts to do so. The F-47D came about as the new U.S.A.F. changed from Pursuit to Fighter. If you want to see a photo of the actual aircraft, [...]

My 2022 Stuff; all 1:48

Eduard 1:48 Spitfire Mk.VIII (Weekend Edition)

It's an Eduard kit, say no more. Markings are for 31st Fighter Group, 308th Fighter Squadron "hack"- HL✪R, s/nJF470, Italy 1944-45. An area of concern that is well mentioned is the two piece upper cowl panel which needs to have [...]

Tamiya 1:48 Mitsubishi J2M Raiden ("Lightning Bolt")

This is my take on a legendary J2M Raiden. You've probably seen other builds, profiles and decal sheets of it. Someone heard it from someone else who heard it from another builder who saw a picture of it. This aircraft served with the [...]

Tamiya 1:48(50) Nakajima Ki.84 Hayate(Gale)

The latest off the bench, Tamiya's ancient(1973) Ki.84, Allied code name "Frank". The aircraft served with the 58th Shimbu-Tai, Kyushu, Japan, May 1945. A great kit that went together fast. It has a combination of raised and [...]