This is the old 1/48 Monogram P-38 Lightning updated somewhat. I started the kit because I had the original Aeromaster decal sheet with the dragon's mouths done in the wrong colors (later printings had a correction sheet) The result was the Drag[...]
With the arrival of ICM's much anticipated kit, I thought it only fair to revisit Monograms version from the '90s.
With a scratchbuilt interior (most of which can't be seen) some detailing on the gear, engines and an open canopy, the old Monogr[...]
Airfix's 1/48 kit of the Mosquito FB VI converted to a Mk XVIII 'Molins' 57mm sub hunter.
The main gun was a standard British Army 6 pounder anti-tank gun, fitted with an auto loader and could fire 25 rounds in 20 seconds! The .303 machine gu[...]
Here's an oldie from over 20 years ago. It's a 1/48 Testors F-5A wings and fuselage, a Monogram cockpit section (heavily modified) and canopy, with the nose and tip tanks vacuformed over balsa wood masters. Everything was rescribed, and detail[...]
This is the Hobbyboss FW-190D-11 in 1/48. Its a nice kit, with good engineering and crisp, delicate recessed detail. It requires a little modification to be an accurate D-11 (mis-located wing guns, no upper or lower wing bulges, upper gun cowl [...]
Here's my Hobbyboss FW-190D-9, of II/JG6 in May 1945. Its a very nice kit, but could use a few tweeks to make it really stand out. I really like the patched together scheme's of wars end.
True Details seat and Ultracast exhaust, Mike Grant inst[...]
This is Tamiya's ancient (1974?) 1/35 M5A1 Stuart updated to a late variant by removing the Cullen device, side skirts, adding a scratch built stowage bin on the rear, tow cables from fine solder, replacing all the molded in tie down loops with [...]
This is Italeri's 1/48 Hurricane Mk I. Loads of improvements, alterations and scratchbuilding, but it's done. Paint is Tamiya's acrylics (custom mix for the dark earth), Mix of kit and IPMS Canada "Canadian Aces" decals, and weathered with oils[...]
This is the 1974 issue Monogram DO-335, rescribed, with Ultracast exhaust, and photoetch belts. Lots of scratchbuilding on the gear, cockpit and closing the engine panels.Paint is Tamiya acrylics and decals are Cutting Edge.
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Monograms classic 1/48 Typhoon from the 1970's, rescribed the panel lines, drilled out the guns, exhaust etc, scratchbuilt an interior, detailed the wheel wells and gear, converted kit prop to a 3 blade prop, and added bomb racks and bombs.