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@marvin Marvin Reyes

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Lives in Central California. Builds mostly 1/48th scale.

The Wayback Machine: “Old School” Revell Yak-25

Over a decade before the Eagle had landed, Revell was selling plastic kits that came with a stand, so the model could be mounted. You all remember these stands; they came with a representation of the Earth, molded on the inside of the clear stan[...]

Yak-28P Firebar, 1/48th

During the 1960's, the Soviet Union's interceptor force was a very interesting mix of aircraft, which included the Yakovlev Yak-28 Firebar. The Yak-28 was part of the Soviet Union's air defense component, or PVO (Protivovozdooshnaya oborona), wh[...]

A Few More Pix

A request was made for a few more pix of the Italeri H-21. Here they are.

Italeri H-21C, 1/48th

This is the Italeri Piasecki (Boeing Vertol) H-21C Shawnee (US Army)/Workhorse (USAF), in 1/48th scale. The kit is relatively new, and comes with a nice PE fret, as well as a very comprehensive set of decals, allowing you to build three differen[...]

E.E. Lightning F.3

Here's the Airfix Lightning F.3 (1/48th) done with aftermarket decals (Aeromaster, IIRC). This old Airfix kit has its faults, but can be built into a nice model. I like the purposeful look of the Lightning, especially done-up in brilliant 56 Squ[...]

AVRO CF-105 Arrow (1/48th)

I built this model a few years back; it's the Hobbycraft re-release of the CF-105 Arrow. I think this kit is OOP, and is a bit hard-to-find these days. As many of you are familiar with Hobbycraft kits, you know that they are pretty basic, and so[...]

Days of Future Passed (or what Future is called today)

Like many of you, I have used "Future" acrylic for some time. And like you, I have sometimes been bewildered by the frequent name changes of this product. I recently saw on one of the modeling sites the latest iteration of "Future"; it is now ca[...]

Special Hobby T-2C Buckeye (1/48th)

This is the Special Hobby T-2C Buckeye, done in a USN high-viz trainer scheme. This mixed-media kit has been around for a few years, so it is not new, however, it is still a good kit, if one puts in the effort to use the various features that a[...]

Kitty Hawk F2H-2 Banshee

This is the Kitty Hawk F2H-2 done almost OOB, using kit decals. I added Furball canopy decals, along with a scratched metal pitot. Reading the reviews of this KH kit is not very much fun, because they highlight a lot of problems that this kit ha[...]

F7U-3M Cutlass, 1/48th

This is the old Kitech (Hobbycraft) F7U-3M Cutlass in 1/48th scale. I'm sure a lot of you recognise this kit as being pretty crude, devoid of much detail, and just about everything else that modellers these days desire in a model. That's true e[...]