This build is the first of a series of Grumman 'cats that I plan to build in time. The kit is the revered Tamiya offering with the pronounced rivet details. This kit went together exceptionally well, no surprise there. I finished this one a fe[...]
I think Hasegawa's line of P-40 kits are pretty much, the best of the type in this scale. They are loaded with fine detail and the fit is pretty good throughout, suffice to say, they are kits that have been very well engineered.
They have rele[...]
The Battle of the Denmark Strait was a short, intense encounter that was a humanitarian disaster for the Royal Navy. In the early hours of May 24th 1941, the HMS Hood was sunk and with 1,418 souls on board, a staggering and scarcely believable[...]
the VF-17 "Jolly Rogers" were formed on January 1,1943 at NAS Norfolk under the command of LT. Commander John T. "Tommy" Blackburn as CO and Roger Hedrick as XO...Blackburn was a Buffalo and F4F pilot but VF-17 was the second naval squadron to[...]
Another beauty by PLASMO. The old (ancient?) Tamiya kit gets a proper treatment:
Hi everybody! This is my latest build, and this one is something special. First of all, this is an iModeler build, started back in October 2015, and it took 2 years and 7+ months to be completed. And all I can say – thank you everybody, who foll[...]
Building time: 69hrs
Here is my latest creation, once again what I love the most: a diorama.
After some changes I called this one “Deathtrap” for obvious reason.
It depicts a few Marines which have discovered an abandoned Nakajima [...]
Next, is the 1/48th scale Tamiya kit. This model represents the aircraft flown by Major Floyd B. "Red" Parks, C.O. of VMF-221.
Major Parks led the young pilots of VMF-221 against the incoming Japanese strike force. The inital attack came as a[...]
Who doesn't like the Tamiya Buffalo? This is one I built a few years ago but somehow neglected to post. I built it straight from the box and finished it with Yellow Wings decals. The only other remarkable fact about it is that it is painted a[...]
This is my newly completed Buffalo from Special Hobby. This aircraft served with 25 Sqn RAAF during the early 1940's at Pearce Airforce base in Perth Western Australia and served in a defensive role due to the threat of invasion by the Japanese.[...]