While I mostly model WW II aircraft, I will make any model that strikes my fancy.
The Hawker Hunter is one of, if not the, most graceful looking aircraft ever to fly so I was very excited when I first learned that Airfix was going to release one in 1/48 scale. So excited, in fact, that I ended up ordering three: two F. 6’s an[...]
Adding to my continually growing Spitfire collection (I may have a problem), here’s my tenth completed kit for this year, the AZ Model 1/72 Spitfire Mk. VII. This is a pretty good kit. It has good detail and good fit. I decided to try a figur[...]
One year when I was a kid my parents bought me Aircraft in Profile vol. 7 as a Christmas present. I always looked through these books with glee and fascination when we went to the bookstore. They were too expensive at the time so I was quite sur[...]
Here’s my old school version of the old school Heller 1/72 Spitfire I. I bought this kit for a buck at a contest last summer and since it wasn’t even close to modern kit standards, I decided to build it like I did when I was a kid: out of the bo[...]
As part of my continuing “Spitfirepalooza” here’s my attempt at the Revell 1/72 Spitfire Mk. IIa. This was a good little project. The only big fit issue I had was the common wing-to-fuselage step which took a couple puttying and sanding sessions[...]
Here’s my 1/72 KP Models Avia B.35. It’s a very basic kit with soft exterior detail and a canopy that makes the generic detail in the cockpit very difficult to see. Nevertheless, I enjoyed making this unusual addition to my collection. And, th[...]
This is a kit that one could literally work on for a lifetime. I considered it. Panels galore to be painted in a myriad of grays and metallics and washes and filters to create variegated versions of those. Ultimately, I needed to call the kit [...]
Here’s my version of the Airfix Gloster Meteor F. 8. Much has been written about this kit so I won’t bore you with more of the same. This makes kit number four for the year.
Model number three for the year. This one I started and finished in 2019! This is the Fujimi 1/72 Spitfire mk. XIVc. The cockpit is quite sparse. Fortunately the Eduard mk IX has a few extra parts in it so I used them to dress it up a bit. The[...]
Last year I started quite a few kits but for various reasons (none good really) I only finished one. So one of my goals for this year is to either finish last year’s previously started kits or “send them on their way.” Second on my list (the Wi[...]