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Howard Squire’s Spitfire Mk Ia

For the longest time I was keen on buying some of the British specialty magazines devoted to aviation and would follow their stories on the restoration of rare World War II aircraft. Of particular interest was the recovery and restoration of Ho[...]

Hasegawa, Nakajima Ki44-II, Hei Shoki (Tojo) of the 104th Flight Regiment

Once again I found myself at the Hobby Store wanting to do something easy and relaxing and for some reason the store owner likes to have Nakajima Ki44 1/48 kits on the shelf. Apparently they sell. This would be a short quick build . . . like go[...]

Hasegawa De Havilland Mosquito B Mk . IV

Here is my contribution to the De Havilland group build. My inspiration for building this kit started when I was a youngster with a fever and was kept home and set in front of the TV to watch Mosquito Squadron 633. I don't know if I cared for t[...]

I used to think that the P 51D…

I used to think that the P-51D was so "Americana" as a kid. Going to air shows and being inspired to build the Monogram classic's with their 1/48 P-51B Ding Hao along with the P-51D Detroit Miss and of course Big Beautiful Doll all had to be d[...]

Building a Spruce Bi-plane in WWI

This is a very comprehensive movie showing the cutting of timber and grading of the lumber to seasoning it in oven. Down to the production and manufacture of aircraft. Plus, it shows the covering of the wings with Irish linen and the manufacture[...]

Silent film of Albatros production for all of you WnW fans.

Youtube has another neat film short done in Germany during the Great War. Showing some very involved manufacture of Albatros aircraft...from wood stock selection to final finish.

Top Secret for 50yrs. Royce Williams Korean War story for Panther fans..

A follow up interview to TC's story... of Williams accomplishments in the Korean War as a Navy Pilot in his Grumman Panther taking on 7 Migs and downing 4 of them. Its neat to read about William's story when it broke out and then the frosting[...]

ProModeler P-47N

Monogram continued their line of P-47's by doing the N model with engraved panel lines that are sharp on wings and soft on fuselage and Ok on the tail. In other words there is some in consistency of the last production model of the Jug that w[...]

Revell Hawker Hunter F.MK.6

This has got to be one of the all time classic's of fighters of the 50's and is right up there with the F-86 in the looks dept. Once I saw the kit sitting on the shelves of my local hobby store it got adopted and brought home. The paint scheme i[...]

Monogram B-25J “Solid Jackson”

This model is one of my favorite Monogram kits. Their B-25 has a typical Monogram fit of being a little loose in the fit dept and is not up to days standards of CAD designed engineered models. However, with some modeling skill,filler and strips[...]
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