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White Turkey…Hobby Boss 1/48 Grumman TBM-1C Avenger ASW US Navy

Built in 2016. Initially my dad wanted to build a RN Mk.I with the Hobby Boss kit. After examining the kit we found out that the intended version wasn´t possible oob, no bubble side windows, no observer seat behind the pilot, no cowl gun. So, ch[...]

Desert Storm…Hasegawa 1/48 McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II, VMA-231 USMC

Built in 2018. Another of my dad´s excursions to the modern world. Hasegawa kit, not one of their best, some fit issues, steps and gaps. Bought the kit second hand from a fellow modeller, sadly the decals weren´t really usable anymore so my fath[...]

Vietnam War…Trumpeter 1/48 North American F-100D Super Sabre 481st TFS USAF

Built in 2018. One of my dad´s excursions to the post WW2 era. Like all Trumpeter kits, also this one has dimensional and shape issues, but it looks like a Super Sabre. Super Scale (Squadron) decals, painted with Tamiya XF-16 Aluminium, AGM-12 r[...]

British Style…Tamiya 1/48 North American P-51B Mustang 334th FS USAAF

Built in 2018. Tamiya Mustang Mk.III kit, main markings are from Kits World Decals, the rest from Aeromaster and the kit. Vallejo Metal Color Aluminium for the NMF, Gunze and Tamiya acrylics for the rest, brass wire for the whip antenna. To get [...]

Dutch Push´n´Pull…RS Models 1/48 Fokker D-XXIII

Built in 2018. A typical shortrun kit with all its disadvantages, also the plastic didn´t respond good to the plastic glue, for example the left tail boom broke off two times, after the model was painted. Gunze and Tamiya acrylics used, sadly ha[...]

Suez Crisis…Airfix 1/48 Gloster Meteor F.8 Israeli Airforce

Built in 2017. The Meteors were Israel´s first jet aircraft and they served in the No.117 Squadron which was also called the "First Jet Squadron". Airfix kit, Isradecals, Vallejo Metal Color Aluminium, antennas on spine are scratch.

GWH 1/48 Douglas TBD-1 Devastator in Barclay Scheme No.8

Hope everybody got savely into 2020! Here´s another more rare scheme, built in 2015. Besides the USAAF also the USN tested experimental camos on their aircraft. The US artist McClelland Barclay designed 8 schemes which were applied to two Buffa[...]

Baltic Sea Vessel Cracker…Xuntong 1/48 Ilyushin Il-4T Soviet Navy

My father and I wish you a Happy New Year! Stay healthy and all the best! Built in 2017. Xuntong kit, painted with Tamiya Nato Black and Vallejo Model Air A-24m Green. EZ Line for the aerials. During construction the balance weight on the fin t[...]

Under Jolly Roger…Tamiya 1/48 Messerschmitt Me262A-1a KG(J)54

Built in 2018. Tamiya kit with EagleCals, the fuselage band is painted because the decal didn´t look right. EZ Line used for antenna wires and front brake line. Gunze and Tamiya paints for camo. Kagero and JaPo books for reference

Revell 1/48 Heinkel He111H-6 North Africa

Built about 10 years ago. My dad didn´t want to do the usual 70/71 camo, so it has become a desert version. Revell Germany kit with Aeromaster decals, Gunze and Tamiya acrylics, Humbrol Matt Cote. Still a good kit, only critical point is the g[...]