The nasty old Tamiya 1/48 scale kit. A truly awful kit, built in the markings of a machine belonging to the 1st Sentai, 1st Chutai, which operated from Clark Airfield in the Philippines during late 1944.
This is the AMT/ERTL 1/48 scale Curtiss P-40N Warhawk. The markings represent a P-40N from the 35th Fighter Squadron, 8th Fighter Group operating in New Guinea during 1944.
This model is made quite spontaneously, just a box in the closet lying too long))). All will recall product from the Frog - Spitfire-14 and V-1, in the 72nd scale? So, I wanted to do something similar.
Spitfire asked some of my alterations, I [...]
The Vought F7U Cutlass has always been one of my favorite airplanes, but getting a nice one in 48th scale is tough; the choices are limited, with the Hobbycraft kit, with all its faults, probably being the best one. I realize that there is a ra[...]
Typical clean Hasegawa build. Another aircraft that benefited from the development of the DB 601/5 series of engines.
This is Bader's second Hurricane I when he commanded 242 Squadron during the Battle of Britain. PCM 1/32 kit. OOB, but modified since (as usual) the Caruana drawings left a bit to be desired in the accuracy department.
Had the opportunity of [...]
This is a resin model of the Ukrainian company Rest Models, now - a rarity. In the assembly, there were no problems, in the drawings bear too well. As the prototype was selected fighter squadron Dzerzhinsky, Moscow, 1932. Painted the Gunze acryl[...]
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'[...]