Article Directory: Aviation

Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

Need help for an early F-4C…

I had built a couple of F-4Ds in SEA scheme thinking it was what my dad flew in Viet Nam. I think he actually remembered it that way, and told me he flew the D there. I realized once I secured his pilot logs that he actually flew the C, and I a[...]

Lightning F3 – 100 Years of the RAF Group Build

BAC / EE Lightning F3 Sqn. Ldr. George Black 111 Squadron RAF Wattisham 1965 Built for (a total of) three RAF 100 Group builds on various modelling forums including iM, this is Airfix’s original 1997 issue of the Lightning. Cannot recall when I[...]

RAAF Bristol Beaufort (Special Hobby 1/72)

Hi all! I usually don't build models under commission, but in this case it was a especial request and a favor to a fellow member of my modelling club (SAPMA). Dudley Hokings is a senior member of the club and due his age he no longer is able to[...]

1:48 Scale, Airfix, Boulton-Paul Defiant

This is another one of Airfix's "New Tool" kits. It is a good kit, that also builds well, and it's a subject that is not often seen. I found it enjoyable, and would also recommend it to anyone. Trumpeter also produces a Defiant F.I, which see[...]

1:48 Scale, Airfix Hawker Hurricane Mk.I “Trop”

My second Airfix Hurricane, and I tried a few new things during the build. Firstly, the kit is a winner, no matter which version you attempt to build. As a matter of fact, parts to build multiple versions, come in most kit. You have choices, [...]

Pilatus PC 21, 1/32 Scale Scratch Build, Part 13

A few decals and some of the control surfaces, off to the DRC for 2 weeks, then I will complete the build.

1/48 Kitty Hawk F-35B

I was getting ready for a contest here in Portland so I didn't have a chance to get around to working on my Kitty Hawk F-35B. Here's a shot of some additional progress I made on the engine this weekend. The kit is a contradiction of really preci[...]

1/48 Tamiya P-51D ‘Dirty Dick’

I just finished this one on Saturday night. It's the 1/48 Tamiya P-51D Mustang with Lifelike Decals, Eduard fabric seat belt and Barracuda oval tread wheels. Built as 44-151103 flown by Col. Dick Rowland, CO 348 FG Luzon, Phillipines, early 194[...]

1/48 Tamiya F-14D VF-101

Just completed the awesome new tooled Tamiya F-14D VF-101. Painted with custom made Tamiya paints. Aftermarket decals Fightertown and Furball . Enjoy :) by b007scott[/url], on Flickr by b007scott[/url], on Flickr by b007scott[/url], on Fli[...]

Hasegawa Fw 190A-5/U7 “Graf Special”

The "Graf Special" boxing of Hasegawa´s Fw 190A-5 comes with resin pieces to build Hermann Graf´s high altitude Fw 190A-5/U7, and it also comes with the regular pieces to built a normal Fw 190A-5. The build article is available on Modeling Madne[...]