Thought i'd try my hand at a larger scale aircraft for a change.
So, went BIG....1:48th Scale B17 "Memphis Belle".
Kit was reasonably cheap (and i found out why) so i decided that this would be a baptism of fire and bought an AIRBRUSH & COMP[...]
I think this is my fourth build for The Empire of Japan Group. Nice kit for being so old but it does lack the detail of the newer kits. I decided to do the field applied paint scheme to change it up a bit and it was a lot of fun. Painted with Ta[...]
and we continue working.
paneling the entire plane, check.
paneling the bombs, lantrin, fuel tanks, missiles, done.
installation all the above elements, check.
What's next? ..weathering, varnish semi-opaque, finish the cockpit and start with t[...]
Next one finished. One of my dad´s excursions to the 1/48 armour world.
To avoid the usual single grey look, I searched for something different. Came across the 1/35 Bronco kit wich included a 3-tone prewar and a 3-tone Hungarian schem[...]
I built the track version from the Revell kit right out of the box. Sometime later I tackled the Tamiya kit, also out of the box. Both projects were painted with Tamiya rattle cans, with the road car done in metallic Orange. The Revell version h[...]
I built this kit when I was a kid and a always wanted a new tool version but since that hasn't happened, I decided to search for the old Lindberg kit on Ebay and I found one for $15. I wanted a quick build after spending the last 3-½ months bui[...]
My Father completed primary training in Georgia, USA. Before being posted 61 OTU Rednal and thence to 243 Squadron Spitfires he spent quite a few months of 1942 towing Hotspur gliders at the No 4 Glider Training School, Kidlington (Now Oxford Ai[...]
1/72 Roden, built 2009 to 2019, finished in MM, Tamiya and Humbrol enamels with Pledge and Vallejo matt varnish over kit decals, pilot lt Jack Keith Curwen-Walker and Cpl Niels Peder Berg Jensen were killed when the aircraft crashed due to engin[...]
'the airspeed indicator read 240 mph, and I thought "this is bloody marvellous!", but then the Spitfire began to shudder and seemed as if it was going to stall. - I realised what had happened, my pitot head had been shot away, and the needle d[...]
The Battle of the Coral Sea was probably the first topic of the War in the Pacific that I became interested in already in elementary school. I was very interested in the randomness of actions, where the proverbial happiness of the fighting parti[...]