Back in the 60's and early 70's it wasn't uncommon to drive through rural airports and come across an ex-Military aircraft on the tarmack. After WWII you could buy one. And many were bought and flown to airports all over the country.
Some had lo[...]
This is the Tamiya kit with a few PE and resin bits added. Rivets were added using Rosie The Riveter tools. All markings were painted on using Montex paint masks and the stencilling comes from Hobby Decal dry transfers, eliminating the need for [...]
Probably one of the most recognizeable airplanes in history. Done back in 2004 when the kit first came out, using the Cutting Edge decal sheet. Lots of good history in the sheet, I think this is from the research the most accurate look to MvR'[...]
Done a few years ago when it first came out. Markings are for Eddie Rickenbacker's airplane. A nice, simple kit without a lot of rigging, good for someone just starting in the WW1 genre. To me the Nieuport 28 is one of the most beautiful WW1 [...]
Every now and then I like to unwind with bit of fun, and these little kits really fit the bill. I strip the chrome so I can clean up the seam lines, then replace it with Alclad. The body is Spaz Stix Flourescent Blue from a spary bomb. The en[...]
I built this a few years ago, it's still one of my favourites.
Eduard Nieuport 17 1/48 scale
Outstanding 1/48 Tamiya kit finished with equally outstanding decals from Aeromaster's RNZAF special package. You really can't go wrong with a Tamiya Corsair.
Picked up this kid at a local club in a beat up box with no decals for $2. We can make this work, just add some True Detail wheels, some decals and the pilot because the cockpit lacks detail, and presto-change-o we have a P-47D. Used Tamyia ratt[...]
Here are three pictures of my recently-completed WNW 1/32 Fokker D.VII (Fokker-built) in Willi Gabriel's markings. There will be a full review over at Modeling Madness on Wednesday.
Kit. Of. The. Year.