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Last of the Breed...1/48 Mitsubishi A6M8 Type 54, IJN

Next Zero by my dad. Hasegawa kit oob, added Eduard seatbelts and EZ Line for the antenna wire. Painted with Gunze H59 IJN Green and Tamiya XF-12 JN Grey. The yellow wing leading edges are painted. Build thread here (link) Last produced [...]

Flying Gecko...1/48 Ling-Temco-Vought A-7 Corsair II, VA-22 "Fighting Redcocks", USN

My dad´s US naval theme continues, this time with something more modern. Hasegawa´s A-7 kit, first released in 1987, this is the P14 kit from back then. Aires A-7 late seat, TwoBobs decals used which were very thin and tended to wrap and [...]

Pacific Aces...1/48 Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat, Lt. Alexander Vraciu, VF-6 "Felix Cat", USN

The doublepack naval theme continues, first of two Hellcats by my dad. Eduard Profipack 2008 edition, built oob, added EZ Line for the antenna wire. Painted with MRP Sea Blue, Intermediate Blue and AK RC White. Build thread [...]

Surrender...1/48 Mitsubishi A6M3 Type 22, IJN/RNZAF

Besides all the US naval stuff by my dad, he decided to turn Japanese a bit. New Eduard kit, a bit over-engineered, lots of detail but also many small plastic and PE parts. Fuselage to wing fit had some tension and needed work. Engine [...]

Yellow Wings...1/48 Grumman F4F-3 (early) Wildcat, VF-72 "Blue Burglar/Wasp Air Group", USN

So, here´s my dad´s fifth and last yellow winged chubby naval fighter. Hobby Boss kit mostly oob, added seatbelts, antenna wire with EZ Line, fuselage code decals were to large and upper wing numbers way too small, used some decals from [...]

Yellow Wings...1/48 Brewster F2A-1 Buffalo, VF-3 "Felix Cat", USN

My dad finished the next double pack. After the two F3F, now the second F2A. Another contribution to the Jim Sullivan Memorial GB. Classic Airframes kit, which as expected needed some more work than the Tamiya F2A-2. Canopy parts didn´t [...]

Cenepa War...1/48 Cessna A-37B Dragonfly, Fuerza Aérea Ecuatoriana

After the Peruvian Tucano, here´s an Ecuadorian counterpart for the Cenepa War between the two countries in 1995. My dad used the nice Trumpeter kit with Aztec decals. Painted with a lightened Gunze H331 BSC Dark Sea Grey, Gunze H303 [...]

Yellow Wings...1/48 Brewster F2A-2 Buffalo, VF-2 "Flying Chiefs", USN

My dad´s yellow wing theme still continues. Also this is his first contribution to the Jim Sullivan Memorial GB. As usual some glitches but all in all not bad for a 75 year old man and a 49 year old kit Tamiya kit, early 90ies edition, [...]

Yellow Wings...1/48 Grumman F3F-2, VF-6 "Fighting Six", USN

After the F3F-1, here´s my dad´s next little chubby yellow winged fighter. Accurate Miniatures kit, decals from this kit, the F3F-1 kit and the sparesbox, fuselage painted with Mr Paint White Aluminium, wings with AK RC Yellow and [...]

Yellow Wings...1/48 Grumman F3F-1, VMF-2, USMC

My dad´s next biplane, the first of some upcoming yellow wing subjects. Accurate Miniatures kit, accidentally decals for their -2 kit were packed in the box, so my dad decided to use them and do a Marines bird, all the numbers were [...]