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Hasegawa 1/48 F-86F-30 Sabre “The Huff”

Lt. Jim Thompson piloted this aircraft out of Suwon AFB South Korea. In May 1953 he scored his first kill, a Russian MiG-15 flown by a red Chinese pilot. The MiG had a marvelous dragon painted on the nose which enamoured Jim so much he ran to h[...]

F/A-18C Hornet – 1/72 – Work In Progress – NATO Tiger Meet, 2007, Norway

Hi iModeler friends, Another kit that had been given to me almost completely assembled, just to paint. The kit is from Hasegawa and the decals are aftermarket (can't remember). None of them impressive... The kit was already assembled out of the[...]

On This Day…January 28th

On the 28th January, 1942, Robert Stanford-Tuck, one of the most celebrated RAF aces (29 kills to his credit and five ‘probables’) was shot down by anti-aircraft fire while on a ‘harassing’ mission over France. He had the bad luck (not the fir[...]

The 1/32 Zoukei-Mura Do-335 Rear Oil Cooler Assembly

Hello every one. I finished this part of the kit last night and I would almost consider another lit kit all by itself and it seems like every sub-assembly in this kit is a mini kit. I kinda went nuts weathering it, but most of it won't be seen s[...]

Academy F-15C Eagle.

Hi friends, here's my latest work, an F-15 C Eagle from Academy. I opted for the Alaska National Air Guard version. The kit had good quality, with good fittings, almost no use of puty for corrections. I chosed the black polyester base coat tech[...]

Monogram 1/48 Vought Kingfisher

The ancient Monogram Kingfisher is still a very nice kit. The boxart on Revell/Monogram's last re-issue is an artist's conception of the aircraft in the photo, I discovered well after I had started my kit. My interpretation of the same aircraft [...]

2 down 2 to go! “Diggin” building in 2019!

Ok, so my goal was to build the 4 kits I had been given as gifts before building any others. The Pan Am 2001 Clipper was first, next I chose one of the sillies kits I've ever build, straight from the "Rat Fink" craze of the 1960s Hawks' "Digger[...]

RAF Sabre Mk 4

This is the Hasegawa 1/48 scale Sabre Mk4. I built this when it was first released in 2004. Built straight out of the box, including decals with just the seat belts added. Aeromaster acrylic paint was used for the camouflage colours. Markings a[...]

Takom 1/35 G6 Rhino

I will be starting my next build soon. It is the Takom 1/35 G6 Rhino, the 155mm mobile cannon developed by the South African Defence Force in the 1980's. As there are a few sites that show the amount of parts for this kit, I have not photographe[...]

On This Day…January 27th

Today saw the first sinking of a Japanese warship by a US submarine. On 27th January, 1942, the USS Gudgeon (SS-211) was returning home from its first war patrol, having left the submarine base at Pearl Harbor on 11 December, 1941. As a res[...]