This is Hasegawa's release of an old Mania kit from the 70s. It is a very easy kit to construct and fits together well. It comes with decals and canopies for both the Ki-27a and Ki-27b. The Ki-27 served the Japanese Army Air Force from 1939 to t[...]
This is the Greymatter conversion to do the Spitfire Vb on floats, using the Hasegawa kit. It definitely looks like a Schneider Cup racer.
This is the Monogram 1/48 kit. I've built it in a pseudo-Blackbird scheme I guess. I used various black enamels, eg. semi-gloss, flat, and gloss and then used the same type finishes in clear acrylic. The decal are from a F-117 set, iirc. Onc[...]
For some reason, the Spitfire XII has always been my favorite of the Griffon Spits, I just like its look. This is MB862, EB-E of 41 Squadron, the last Spitfire XII on operations when it scored 2 German fighters in late September 1944 just befor[...]
Another Greymatter conversions (ex-Wolfpack) set. Start with a Hasegawa 1/32 Spitfire V kit, hack off nose, upper rear fusealge, tail, modify the wings, add on Greymatter cowling, tail, wings, radiators, and spinner/prop. No decals per se out [...]
Since the Spitfire XIV was such a success, here come some more 1/32 Griffon Spitfires.
First up, the Revell Spitfire 24. Out of the box, this kit lacks all sorts of things: accurate cowling, accurate prop, acurate canopy, accurate radiators[...]
A video tutorial on how to bring back the old, yellowed decal sheet to full glory. By BasicModelling.
The Pacific Coast Models Spitfire XIV. The only accurate Spitfire XIV model currently available.
Squadron leader's airplane, 610 squadron, May 1944. Kit decals.
The kit has been re-released by Kitlinx, which now (2020) owns the PCM line.
After seeing all the Wildcats with the beautiful medium blue over gray. I thought I would post pictures of my Grumman Duck. I finished it earlier this year. It was my first biplane, but I got the bug and wanted to finish a model with the over[...]
1/48 Hobbycraft kit finished with SNJ spray metal and Experts Choice decals. To my knowledge, this kit was only released once in the late '80s. I finally built this example in 2009.