This aircraft was piloted by ltm. Ilmari Juutilainen 3/Lentolaivue 24, Suualajarvi airfield November 1942. Juutilainen was the top scoring Finnish ace with 94 victories, 28 while flying B-239's. Aftermarket parts include a Vector engine and Ed[...]
Classic Airframes 1/48 kit. There's quite a few changes to make this model more accurate, the cockpit opening shape, the forward fuselage panel lines and the flaps are some of these. If one wants to do these improvements, pick up a copy of "Regg[...]
With ICM's Dornier 17z having been out for a while, I thought I'd revisit Classic Airframes 1/48 Do17Z-2.
It’s completed as a machine belonging to 9/KG 76, Corneilles-en-Vexin, France, July 1940 using Techmod sheet 48009 (great decals!). It requ[...]
The time is upon us to reveal our 1930's aircraft from the RAF. This is my first reveal from the 100 Years of the RAF Group Build. I have two more to go from this decade.
This model is the older Classic Airframes kit in 1/48 scale, and [...]
Not the easiest of kits but I found it a very enjoyable build. Mostly OOB but some of the struts were replaced as they were useless! Painted with GS aqueous paints, weathered with pastels and finished with Alclad II flat varnish.
This TA-4J kit was sitting for quite a while, and I finally finished it off at the end of this summer. Airbrushed gray but hand brushed tan and green- with brushed touchups on the gray area. I used Afterburner decals although the same markings a[...]
A very difficult build for this beautiful aircraft. I think the new Airfix must be a better choise for our nerves....
As a child I only wanted to do one thing in life from the earliest age up until early adulthood and college graduation. That one thing was to be a "Naval Aviator" flying jets off of carriers in the US Navy. This desire and goal was ingrained w[...]
(Images created during 2018 Moson Model Show at the iModeler booth; additional images Aleš Doležal)
Ever since I was a kid I've liked Bristol Blenheim Mk IV (to be frank, Mk I is really an ugly bird compared to IV). When I was about 10, I collec[...]
A review from back in 2005:
The original Allison-powered Mustang was a lightweight fighter with excellent handling capability. Pilots I know who have had the opportunity to fly these early Mustangs and compare them with the later Merlin-powere[...]