Built out of the box. Used Extra Color, Humbrol and Model Master paints. Used streaked decals from Gunsight Graphics over a base of doped linen. Unit marking decals from Pheon, Stretched sprue was used for the rigging.
I had finally concluded no one would ever do this airplane in a mainstream injection-molded kit, but then WNW came along and made it one of their first releases. There is a problem with the ailerons having a gap at the inboard end. The expensi[...]
Another great WNW kit. I've said it before and will say it again: you can't go wrong with one of these kits. Rigging on this is relatively easy for the "rigging challenged." As is the case with the rest of the series, you can only screw it u[...]
I always liked the P-40N, it's my favorite of the whole Warhawk/Kittyhawk family and I always wanted to do white-tailed New Guinea warrior.
Well, here it is, my latest finished build, 1:48 P-40N from Hasegawa.
The kit is beautifully detailed, bu[...]
This is Tamiya's 1/48 F4U-1A with all of the control surfaces deflected, including trim tabs, the flaps raised, and the gear retracted. I added a Monogram pilot figure with his head turned and looking up. The drop tank has just been punched oi[...]
I always wanted a model of this airplane, especially after seeing John Alcorn's incredible 1/24 scratchbuilt Ninak in person. A big brutal British 2-seater. The model also commemorates the beginnings of Marine Corps aviation. The Northern Bom[...]
Probably my favorite of the WNW kits. Pfalz airplanes were always considered a "best second choice" but they sure looked nice. WNW did an "aftermarket" decal sheet for this Pfalz D.IIIa flown by Rudolf "Iron Man" Berthold.
I never thought I would see this airplane in a mainstream injection-molded kit, but all things do come to them as waits. As with all other WNW kits, following the instructions leads to a great model. It's really impossible to laud them highly [...]
One of WNW's first kits. Comparing it with later ones you can see there's a definite learning curve, but don't worry, the kit is really worthwhile. I used the True Details conversion to make James McCudden's S.E.5a, with Pheon Decals (you can'[...]
Have I mentioned I looooooove WNW kits (thank you Sir Peter and Richard Alexander for letting me review them).
I don't know why, but I have always thought the R.E.8 looked neat since i ran across Wylam's drawings in Model Airplane News way back[...]