Article Directory: Aviation

Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

Phantom F-4C

The Beast. A brick with two big engines. A mig killer. Eduard 1/48 Good evening Da nang edition. Actually Academy repack packed with Eduard goodies: rezin wheels,seats,engine nozzles and PE. A great pack all in all. Cockpit is a bit spartan, but[...]

Revell 1:72 Arado Ar 555

Pleasant build, which was ruined by the weights getting lose inside the aircraft. I´ll superglue them next time. The aircraft here is based in North Africa, 1948, and flies for I/KG 7 "Afrika."

F-4 C/D Phantom II (Rhino)

While stationed at Bitburg, Germany with the 23rd Tactical Fighter Squadron, the unit transitioned from the F-105 to the F-4D. Dad was sent to Davis Monthan AFB, AZ to learn to fly the beast. He trained on the C-model from April to June, 1966, [...]

War Above the Trenches: Gotha III

In early 1915 the Gothaer Waggonfabrik AG bought the licence to manufacture the Friedel-Ursinus "Kampfflugzeug" ("Battle plane"). Their new twin-engine aircraft received the name Gotha G.Ie. Eighteen of this type were built. The Gotha G.I had m[...]

Ta 152H-1 Revell 1:72

This was a model I wanted to build for some time, and finally got the chance to buy it while I was at Amsterdam. General fit was good, except in the wing/fuselage area, where there were gaps. The tailband was the worst of the decals, since it is[...]

F-105 Thunderchief (Thud) – 1/1

From October 1963 to September 1965 we were stationed at Seymour Johnson AFB in N. Carolina. Dad flew the B, D and F models of the Thunderchief, as part of the 334th Tactical Fighter Squadron. A TDY assignment took the unit and it's Thuds to In[...]

1/1 RF-4C

July of 1966, dad helped ferry a group of RF-4C's from Toul, France to Mountain Home, ID, in the company of their flying gas truck, a KC-135. That's him suiting up in the last couple of pics.

Work In Progress: 1/32 Trumpeter F6F-5 Fleet Air Arm Version

It's been a while since I have posted an article; I was getting the shakes so decided to do a work-in-progress piece. This is my latest commissioned build started 10/1/18. It is the 1/32 Trumpeter Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat but will be finished in [...]

1/72 Hasegawa F-15E “Tiger Meet ” Scheme

Goodday to all , Sharing my F-15E Strike Eagle "Tiger Meet" scheme from Hasegawa , the kit includes the Tiger stripes decals which are in good quality. The kit itself is straightforward build not much of gap issues and seam problem. Since it w[...]

Caudron C.600 Aiglon – Armée de L’air – SBS 1:72

I think I've fallen in love with this kit - otherwise I find it difficult to explain why I built four of them so far. Yes four and I still did not get bored with it. I reviewed the kit earlier here in iModeler (first look see here: and build re[...]