Article Directory: Aviation

Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

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[...]

Rest Models 1/48 I-5

Continue with Soviet aircraft) - now the Polikarpov I-5. Resin model is not new, and therefore rare. Going a little worse than I-3, and the quality is the same casting is excellent. Enjoy all the viewing.

1/48 Tamiya A6M3 Type 32

This kit is certainly showing it's age as the detail is very limited and its very basic when compared with today's releases from Tamiya or Hasegawa. The engine is only half molded, and the kit is an odd mix of raised (which I rescribed) and rec[...]

1/48 ICM P-51B

This is ICM's knock off of the Tamiya kit. It is so close that the parts are virtually interchangeable. However that is where all similarities end. This kit is nowhere nearly as well engineered as the Tamiya kit and given it's low price tag s[...]

1/48 Tamiya Bf-109E-7 Trop

Of JG.27, somewhere in the North African desert.

B-26 “Mild and Bitter” Monogram 1/48

Most of the shopping I do for my planes is on a website named hobbylinc considering the closest hobby store is an hour away but as I was in this hobby store that is an hour away I stumbled upon this plane that I know hobbylinc no longer carries [...]

1/32 Trumpeter P-47C-2 Thunderbolt

Trumpeter's P-47D razorback modified to a P-47C-2 (mostly involved getting the lower two cowling flaps removed and replaced as cowling), done as my friend Steve Pisanos' airplane circa late July/early August 1943. (Thanks to Mike Grant for doin[...]

Malta’s 1000th – Hasegawa 1/48th Mk.Vb/trop Conversion

Another Mk.Vb converted to 'c'. Changes and add-ons same as for the one posted earlier for Beurling's 'UF-S', only real difference is large cannon bulges and the model was painted dark grey in accordance with the recollections of Laddie Lucas i[...]

Malta Spitfire- Hasegawa 1/48th Mk.Vb/trop Conversion

This model was converted to a Mk.Vc by replacing filling, sanding, and rescribing the wings. A lot. It features Ultracast exhausts, propeller & spinner, wheels, and seat w/Sutton harness. Paints were mixed from Floquil military flats and th[...]

1/48 Tamiya P-47D15 Thunderbolt

This is 1/48 Tamiya P-47D15 with the markings of 404th Fighter group, 9th US Air Force in England during June 1944. This project is to bring back memories of my childhood days (maybe the happiest days of our lives) in the 70s. This Thunderbolt [...]