The Classic Airframes Database at iModeler

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Classic Airframes' model kits

Curtissey of Classic Airframes: the P-6E

The proper way to deliver critique is to preamble with compliments. So first I will say I am happy Classic Airframes existed. They brought us wonderful subjects and without them, the modeling world would have been rather drab. Their kits [...]

Yellow Wings...1/48 Brewster F2A-1 Buffalo, VF-3 "Felix Cat", USN

My dad finished the next double pack. After the two F3F, now the second F2A. Another contribution to the Jim Sullivan Memorial GB. Classic Airframes kit, which as expected needed some more work than the Tamiya F2A-2. Canopy parts didn´t [...]

A5M Claudes

I only had one A5M Claude in my Japanese collection, (A5M4-K by Classic Airframes), so recently I built 2 Claudes from Wingsy Kits. This was my first experience with Wingsy Kits, and they are exceptional, a real pleasure to build. One [...]

Facing Challenges

I've heard that there is no such thing as a bad model kit. There are just good kits and challenging kits. I recently built a couple of challenging kits of historically notable aircraft--ICM 1/72 Ghost of Kyiv and Classic Airframes 1/48 [...]

Models I had to work at

The Spitfires I posted were modern well-detailed kits that fit together nicely. So I decided to post some of my more trying kits this time. FM-2- This is the Sword kit. Thank god for spares boxes. This kit decided to fight me from the [...]

Blenheim Mk I, Finnish Air Force 1942

The Blenheim MK I was modified from a civilian concept aircraft for a small high speed 6 passenger transport (Bristol Type 142) in 1935. The success of this concept impressed the RAF and they issued specification B.28/35 for prototypes of [...]

1/48 Supermarine Walrus Mk. I

Up until Airfix came with their 1/48th scale Walrus, Classic Airframes' was the best option in that scale. The latter, a limited run kit is work intensive by its nature. Moreover, it is a biplane with complex wing parts assembly and [...]

Classic Airframes 1/48 Fairey Gannet

A limited run kit with resin parts is a sure sign of ample dry fitting. Classic Airframes' Gannet is no exception. Yet. I like the looks of this big and rugged naval aircraft. The mold of plastic parts is basic. To add insult, the kit [...]

1/48 Spitfire Vc, 249 Squadron, Malta, June/July 1942

Spitfire Mk Vc, BP966, was originally manufactured in the desert scheme, then routed to Renfrew, Scotland for shipment to Malta. While there, it was refinished in the temperate sea scheme (as per a misunderstood Malta request), and shipped [...]

1/48 Fairey Gannet AS.Mk.1

This is the Fairey Gannet AS.Mk.1 from Classic Airframes. The decals are from XTRADECAL.