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Academy 1/48 P-47D Bubbletop

After completing Lt Richard W. Lander's P-40F, who was assigned to the 315th FS, 324th FG, I was asked if I could also build a P-47 he flew. His Group went from N Africa to Italy then on to Southern France where their P-40F's were replaced [...]

P-51C "Lucky Thirteen"

Something different from the Bebout Curtiss P-40 Factory, Jackie Cochran's Lucky Thirteen P-51C. If you're not familiar with Jackie Cochran one can summarize her as an aviator, test pilot, spokesperson as well as a successful [...]

23 - 1/48 Academy Lavochkin Lav-7

This was a pretty straight forward build, went together easily enough and had no real issues. I decided to do the Aircraft of Captain Aleksei Alelyukhin. Painted red by his mechanics and flew over Berlin as it fell to the Russians to dig [...]

Academy 1/48 F-14A Tomcat

Calling this one finally completed. My Academy 1/48 F-14A Tomcat. I am not weathering it as it was a CAG plane and all the photos I have of it in this scheme show a clean aircraft. Decals used are the stencils & missiles from the kit [...]

Academy 1/48th Bf 109 T2TragerJager

The T2 was the 109 designed to fly from the decks of the Graf Zepplin. The T2 was a variant of of the E3/4 but with a longer wingspan, to aid taking off from the shorter deck. Although the T2 was never used from the deck of a carrier, [...]

Tamiya P-38F MTO, USAAF 1/48th Tunisia 1943

To say that the Tamiya P-38 was a joy to build is an understatement. Having built the Academy and Hasegawa Lightning's which are good models of the P-38, just that Tamiya had really taken a rather complicated twin boom air frame and made [...]

Academy 1/72 IL-2 Stormovik

Finished this Xmas present that my daughter gave me. Academy 1/72nd aircraft kits are good quality (IMHO) but this kit maybe just a little over-engineered. The cockpit assembly is nicely detailed but I almost broke it trying to fit it [...]

SB2U-3 Vindicator (1/48 Scale, Academy Hobby): Review & Advice Needed on my Second Model Kit

This Vindicator represents one of the USMC planes stationed at Midway Island that participated in the Battle of Midway. The white "stripes" are medical tape the crews used to patch the canvas exterior and the grey lines around [...]

Academy Battle of the Planets (Gatchaman) Phoenix

This is definitely a side project because I don't often venture into non-aircraft builds. However, I had a blast building this Phoenix. This truly is a modern kit with up-to-date engineering. I was very impressed with the engineering of [...]

Who's tired of C-Rations?

This dates from late 2013, an idea that came to me out of the blue one day The Academy 1/35 M-18 used, it gave me a decent base and assembled well. It was upgraded with a Verlinden interior set and ModelKasten workable tracks. The interior [...]