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Astrokit 1/48 Macchi C.200 Saetta

As I recall, the Astrokit resin C.200s first appeared in 1995. I did this one then, then about 5 years later I stripped it and repainted it with better decals. This is a C.200 from the 356th Squadriglia of the Italian Corpo d'Expeditizione in [...]

D.520 AMS Relief Project – Pt 3

Finally got this done. This is #3 of a same kit build (the other 2 are already posted) that was supposed to be a break from "Advanced Modelers Syndrome" Even though it is box stock, including the pilot instead of belts, it fought me all the way.[...]

AMT 1/48 A-20G Havoc

So you sit down ,open the box and tell yourself that you're really going to take the time and produce a museum quality piece with this one. Maybe next time. Had some warped plastic with this one, some paint issues and some decals that wanted to [...]

Fine Molds 1:48, Yokusuka D4Y2 Judy “nightfighter”

I've build this kit a year ago. The kit was not an easy build....... the instructions were in JAPANESE! Painted with Tamiya acrylics IJN Green, IJN Grey, Yellow with a touch of red for IFF and lines on prop. The brown colour of the prop is Reve[...]

Doyusha 1:32, Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero “Bakusen”

And another early build...... The A6M2 Zero made by Doyusha, released by Tomy and Swallow too.... The plane depicts the mount of Lt. Yukio Seki, leading the first Kamikaze attack on 25 oct. 1944. Used the Hasegawa A6M5c wheels and propblades be[...]

Hasegawa 1:32, Nakajima Ki-44 Shoki “Tojo”

Another one of my earlier builds, 1:32 scale Hasegawa Ki-44 Shoki. Everything is sprayed with Revell enamels, only decals used is the number on the tail and wheelcovers. Had a hell of a job on the red "line" on the fuselage sides. Want to build [...]

Doyusha 1:32, Kawanishi N1K2 Shiden-kai “George”

One of my earlier builds, this is the Doyusha N1K2 Shiden, which was released also bij Tomy and Swallow. What I can recall, the cockpit was shallow and had a battery compartment, I scratchbuild a decent cockpit. The engine left much to be desir[...]

Hobbycraft Hawker Seafury 1/48

This is the Hobbycraft Seafury,built mostly OOB except for the decals which are aftermarket from Hannants in the U.K. as I didn't fancy trying to paint the black and yellow Suez conflict markings that the kit decals require,I know my limitations[...]

Classic Airframes Westland Wyvern 1/48

This is my Classic Airframes Wyvern (anyone know what a Wyvern is?) and one of my favourites,it certainly is an ungainly looking bird but I love that huge contra-rotating prop set up.This is the only Classic airframes kit I have built and consid[...]

Tamiya 1/48 F4U-1 Corsair

Here's my version of Tamiya's 1/48 F4U-1 'birdcage' Corsair, finished in the nondescript markings of a Marine squadron based in the Solomons in 1943. This build was almost straight 'out-of-the-box' - the only things added were seat belts, and s[...]