The Yakovlev Yak-28-64 is a truely exotic airplane. Designed in competition with the Sukhoi Su-15 Flagon, the protoype was difficult to fly and the project soon ended with only one plane ever flown. Few pictures can be found in the internet, for[...]
Anigrands Sukhoi Su-15 Flagon in 1/144 is a bonus kit in one of their earliest offerings, the M-50 Bounder. The Flagon is another cold-war fighter aircraft which is ignored by the mainstream model kit manufacturers. I finished the Su-15 already [...]
Another short-run resin kit from Anigrand is the Ilyushin Il-28 Beagle, a bonus item in their offering of the Ekranoplan Bartini-Beriev VVA-14M1P in 1/144. This kit was ‚allmost done’ for several years and finally finished only few weeks ago. I [...]
The Lavochkin La-250 Anakonda is one of three bonus kits in Anigrand‘s offering of the M-50 Bounder in 1/144, a short-run resin kit from Hongkong. This is an older project that I completed allmost 10 years ago. In fact, it was the first resin ki[...]
The Yakovlev Yak-36 is one of three bonus kits in Anigrand‘s offering of the Ekranoplan Lun in 1/144. It is a short-run resin kit from Hongkong. I reworked the landing gear, scratch-built the thrust deflector between the front and rear gear, th[...]
I lived in southern CA and would see C-141Bs flying all the time (Norton AFB). In my opinion, it is a classic airplane.
Decided to tackle C-141 in 1/72 made of resin. I can't say this just fell together. I used two metal rods for strength in wi[...]
(I finally finished this one a few months ago. It was one of those projects that you are inspired to start, then get distracted by something else, but eventually come back to.)
The Alekseyev ekranoplans were designed to fly in ground effect wh[...]
VC-10's are in most aviation enthusiasts top 10 airliners I'm sure, and it is certainly in my top 3 if I could decide between every other classic airliner.
I decided to spend the money on this resin kit after reading all the mixed reviews. I hav[...]
When this movie came out in 1982, I just had to have a model of the Firefox. Now, thanks to Anigrand and Rare-Plane Detective's booth at the Colorado Nats, I finally have one. The kit is fairly simple, consisting of appx. 26 parts, including a[...]
Another recent escapee from my "shelf of doom" is this 1/72d scale AJ-2 Savage.
I picked up this kit at the last IPMS/USA National in Columbus Ohio and worked on it off and on till last month when I decided to finish it up. There were no major p[...]