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Academy 1/700 USS Enterprise aka The Grey Ghost aka The Big E

Today is the 79th anniversary of the climatic day of the Battle of Midway so here is a review of a build in honor of today. FYI, I did publish the original photo as part of my collection of PTO models but did not submit the entire review (the o[...]

1/35 Tamiya Cromwell

The Cromwell came out of the requirement for a replacement for the Crusader which the British High Command knew wasn't going to be enough. Nuffield's A24 design was originally picked as the basis for the Cromwell, but it was powered by the V-12[...]

1/144 Hobbycraft B-58A Hustler

INTRODUCTION The B-58 Hustler was the USAF's first and only delta wing supersonic strategic bomber from the late 50s till 1970. It was designed to fly high and fast which would also end up being the reason for its demise. Original specs of Mac[...]

1/48 Tamiya P-38F Bat Outta Hell

INTRODUCTION The P-38 Lightning was originally planned to be a high altitude twin engined bomber interceptor. It was designed by Clarence Kelly Johnson's team with its now famous and unique twin boom configuration around the turbo-supercharged [...]

1/72 Special Hobby Super Mystere SMB.2 Sa’ar

The Super Mystere Sa'ar was a development of the French version which the original ATAR turbojet was replaced with a non afterburning J-52 that was used in the IAI's A-4 Skyhawks. It served in the 1967 and 1973 Arab Israeli wars gaining some no[...]

Tempest II in an extra large Teapot

THE KIT The Tempest II kit which I purchased is the Hi-Tech version which contains various resin and photo-etch parts plus the original plastic. There is a lot to unpack in this kit as there are well over 300 parts in a grey plastic on nine pla[...]

1/35 Amusing Hobbies Object 279

INTRODUCTION Object 279 Kontin was born out of the Soviet desire for a heavy tank that could indirectly withstand a nuclear blast and fight in a radioactive wasteland as well as cross terrain considered inaccessible for conventional armor and ac[...]

1/48 Hasegawa P-39D-1 Air A Cutie

From the limited Edition Air-A Cutie boxing. A fairly easy kit to build for the most part. Much easier to build than the Eduard P-400 but with less detail (I had built an Eduard P-400 Profipack kit over a decade ago), but if I had to choose I [...]

PTO Models

Here are some but not all of my PTO models. My main interest from WW2 was the PTO so I have built a number of them. 1/700 Academy USS Enterprise 1/48 Hasegawa Air-A-Cutie P-39D 1/72 Airfix B-25B Doolittle Raider Hari Kari-er 1/48 Tamiya (new[...]

1/35 Academy M163 SPAAG

The M113 APC was the principle armored personnel carrier of the US Army, NATO and various allied forces from the 1960s to the 1990s till it was replaced in that role by various infantry fighting vehicles such as the Bradley, FV432 and Marder. I[...]