Article Directory: Aviation

Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

Airfix Lynx 48th scale

For my first post I am just utting up a work in progress of the 48th scale Airfix Lynx to which I am adding three Eduard photo etch sets...hopefully my enthusiaum will keep the project going !!!

Hobby Boss 1/48th Scale North American FJ-4 Fury

While I’m usually a “propeller” guy, I enjoy building early jet subjects from time to time for a change of pace. The FJ-4 was North American’s "Navalized" version of their famous F-86 Sabre. The kit was built for a good friend of mine who is an[...]

1/32nd Hasegawa FW-190-D9

Built some time back, this particular Luftwaffe bird came out pretty well for a fumbly-fingered old guy - me. The colors are probably wrong, but hey - who knows...there might have been a paint scheme like this, right? I used MM rattle cans and[...]

21st Century Corsairs

Two 21st Century Corsairs, one modified with the Montex conversion set as an F4U-1 "birdcage" Corsair, one done as Ike Kepford's F4U-1A. Both used Eduard photoetch for the cockpits and SAC metal gear legs. One major problem with the kit is tha[...]

Grumman OV-1A Mohawk

It was the Eduard cockpit set that inspired me to build this model…. That and the fact that I had access to the real aircraft. The American Wings Museum is located in the Twin Cities in Minnesota and was created by Mike Langer, who was a member [...]

21st Century Corsair

Added a quick boost seat, photo etch panel, left over trump corsair cockpit parts, left over corsair wheel well parts.........O' a superscale decal I think is older than I am lol......fixed the wing sit/ resribed the fold line, wiired the engine[...]

Old Revell P-47

Thanks for the welcome, everyone, I sure appreciate it! Felt kind of funny not having anything to show, so I decided to load these pics of a 1/32 Revell P-47D that I did a while back. The build took twenty something years, and is chronicled i[...]

RNZAF Kittyhawk III

Done from the 1/32 Hasegawa P-40M/Kittyhawk III kit. Kit decals, Eduard seat belts. Flight Sergeant Lyn William Williams didn't have to go to war. The family had been farmers in New Zealand since 1841, and he had just inherited the family far[...]

P-39 Q crash, June 16,1943

On the above date I was almost 5 years old. At a little after 4 pm the word went out that an airplane had crashed into a house. Ignoring our parents, all of us kids ran to where the plane had crashed. When I got there the pilot was gone and the [...]

Monogram’s 72nd F-105F Thunderchief Vietnam

Whenever I get a kit to add to the stash, whether Ebay, hobby shop, online, etc, for the most part a quick peak inside and off to the stash it goes.. But one look at this, the detail for this scale it was basically the 48th kit shrunk down to[...]