After the success of their first kit (1/48 scale Yakovlev Yak-28P Firebar), the second kit release from Bobcat of China is another interesting Cold War subject, the 1/48 Ilyushin Il-28 Beagle.
The Il-28 was Soviet Union's first mass-produced j[...]
Every mechanic can tell you stories about aircraft idiosyncrasies. Stories abound about aircraft towing and jacking incidents. I have one about how I severely injured my back lifting the wing of a C-177 RG to change a tire because we did not hav[...]
The "Bobcat" is now in the hangar along with a number of other aircraft. The Diorama is shaping up to conclusion with the Beech at the final stages and the Goose not far off. It's been a long and interesting journey to this point. Lots of memor[...]
Something is not right with the Cessna's landing gear and a couple of mechanics have put it up on jack-stands for a gear retraction test to determine the problem, probably something to do with the jack-screws being out of alignment. I actually d[...]
This is the new Bobcat (former Xuntong)Models kit. This kit was a real surprise and a treat. I never expected to see a high quality, 1/48 Firebar kit, but here we have it! The model really went together well and is nicely detailed. It looks [...]