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F-51D From The Mantell Incident

INTRODUCTION The Mantell Incident began in the early afternoon of January 8, 1948 when the Kentucky Highway Patrol reported to the authorities at Godman Army Airfield at Fort Knox that they spotted a circular object about 200-300 feet in diamete[...]

1/72 Anigrand A2D SkyShark

The A2D Sky Shark was originally designed to be a turboprop powered contra rotating propeller equipped reply to the short range and low thrust of early jets based on a requirement for an attack plane able to fly off escort carriers. Originating[...]

1/32 Tamiya T-Rex

I made this one for a friend who is a big dinosaur guy. It took longer than I thought because I'm not a wildlife modeler and dealing with the headaches I had figuring out how to redo the surface detail such as scales and seams around the legs, [...]

My Name Is Bond, James Bond’s Subcar

Introduction The Lotus Esprit is one of the most famous luxury sports cars in large part because it was one of the vehicles driven by James Bond. The Esprit was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro for Lotus in 1975 as a compact mid engined sports car[...]

A Wolf In Cat’s Wings

INTRODUCTION “There isn't enough thrust in Christendom to fix this plane.” With that sentence, Vice Admiral Thomas Connolly sealed the fate of the F-111B and his Navy career. Out of the ashes of a plane totally unsuited for carrier operations a[...]

5 Model Bandai Star Wars Mini Model Jam

Since taking over the Star Wars Model license for Asia from Fine Molds, Bandai has consistently produced easy to build model kits for the Star Wars fanboy/girl. They have several lines including a line of mini kits for those lacking the space f[...]

Eagle 4 From Space 1999

I profess that awful and/or cheesy British science fiction occupies a special place in my heart, top among them Space 1999. It is a very guilty and stupid pleasure, long considered one of the worst SF TV shows of all time because of its butcher[...]

1/72 Hobby Boss Ka-50 Black Shark

INTRODUCTION The Kamov Ka-50 Black Shark or known by its NATO moniker “Hokum” is a single seat attack helicopter whose development started in 1984 and was shown to the West in 1989, but thanks to the collapse of the Soviet Union and the fragile [...]

Yellow Nose Airfix Spitfire 1/48

This is a kit I built a couple of years back. It is the 2015 release (2nd pressing) of the 1/48 Airfix Spitfire Mk I. It is mostly OOB with the exception of some Eduard RAF early style harnesses. I learned the hard way that unless the Spitfir[...]

Matchbox B-17G: Fools Rush In Where Wise Men Fear To Tread

The B-17 Flying Fortress is one of the iconic aircraft of World War 2 and easily one of the most recognizable bomber type in the world (although fans of the Lancaster might have something to say about that.) When it first flew in combat with th[...]
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