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1/48 is the only true scale!

First completion of the year: Tamiya’s 109 G-6

Salute, gentlemen! And a great new year to all of you! I just finished Tamiya’s 1/48 109 G-6, and what a great kit it is. I would guess no other manufacturer could pull off such “gimmicks” as the interchangeable exposed engine/closed cowling as[...]

Academy’s “pregnant cat”, a last minute 2019 completion!

Hello, fellas! This is Academy’s infamous “pregnant cat” I finished yesterday in true “almost OOB” fashion. The interior was dressed up with some Eduard PE bits, as well as Master barrels for the .50 machine guns. I first thought of not using [...]

Hasegawa 1/48 Bf-109 E – and a cautionary tale about decals…

Hello, fellas! With this I clean the slate of my “back catalog” of recent builds, which are at an all time low rate of production due to various life chores... This kit has a special place in my heart, being the first I built when I took back [...]

Tamiya 1/48 Mustang

Hello, fellas! This is the well known Tamiya Mustang finished in the “clown suit” markings - no disrespect meant to the men who flew and mantained it, it is just that the flamboyant pattern applied to the cowling reminded me of a clown outfit![...]

Arii Spitfire Mk VIII 1/48

Hello, fellas! This kit was bought a few years ago from a vendor’s table at a local modeling meeting for what seemed a bargain: it came with Squadron vac canopies, Waldron cockpit placards and details and an Airwaves PE set. Upon closer examina[...]

Airfix Spitfire PR XIX, 1/48

Hello, fellas! This is my attempt at Airfix’s 1/48 Spitfire PR XIX. Some time ago I decided to try and add the most Spitfires variants possible to my collection, which stands at a modest 8 kits build by now, and I sure am thankful to Airfix fo[...]

Hasegawa/Italeri Mustang 1/48

Hello, felllas. This is my attempt at Hasegawa’s 1/48 Mustang. Boxed by Italeri, it comes with an attractive decal sheet depicting 4 RAF Mustangs, and being a s****r for a sharkmouth aircraft, that is the one I chose. There is no way a P-51 do[...]

Zvezda Bf-109 F4

Hey there, fellas. This is my attempt at Zveda’s 1/48 F4. The kit is very detailed and has a lot of options, but the build can be a little finnicky with all the engine parts. I have mixed feelings about kits with such options: it seems like a w[...]

Revell 1/72 P-47M

Salute, gents. This is Revell's P-47M in 1/72, a kit which has strong and weak points. It is a bit of a mixed bag: some of the molding is great, with fine details (wings, most of the fuselage, landing gear and wheels), and there are parts that [...]