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Bobcat IL-28T – kit preview

I was excited to receive this kit two days ago from Lucky Hobby, since I have admired this airplane from my youth. I build in 1/48, and this has been on my “wish list” for a while. My father gave me a set of military aircraft identification card[...]

Yak-28P Firebar, 1/48th

During the 1960's, the Soviet Union's interceptor force was a very interesting mix of aircraft, which included the Yakovlev Yak-28 Firebar. The Yak-28 was part of the Soviet Union's air defense component, or PVO (Protivovozdooshnaya oborona), wh[...]

New Kit News: 1/48 Ilyushin Il-28 Beagle from Bobcat

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[...]

Balancing weighty matters

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 Hangar

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[...]

Cessna T-50 “Bobcat” Landing Gear Retraction Test

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[...]

1/48 Yak-28P

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 [...]