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Airfix Boeing B-17E Conversion “THE BLUE GOOSE” in 1/72 Scale

B-17E Flying Fortress serial number 41-2616 THE BLUE GOOSE is somewhat enigmatic due to there being no known photographs of her. What is known is that the USAAF requisitioned her from an RAF order and that she was given a unique paint job at th[...]

Hasegawa P-3B, Argentinian Navy

This is the Hasegawa P-3C kit converted to a Advanced P-3B configuration, I say advanced since some of the antenna fit resembles that of the P-3C. That being said it is still a P-3 with the Sonobuoy tubes being filled and the P-3C sensor pods be[...]

Academy Minicraft LB-30 Liberator

QANTAS obtained 4 EX-RAF Consolidated LB-30 Liberators from BOAC in 1944 to supplement the Catalinas servicing the Kangaroo Route (or Double Sunrise route) to Colombo in Ceylon. They did the trip 5 hours faster and could carry 4 times the payloa[...]

Italeri KC-130J Havest Hawk, VMRG-252

his kit started as an Italeri C-130E/H and along the way I 1. Re-scribed the model, 2. Reposition cabin windows for a J model, 3. Added Hamilton Hobbies Sponson extensions, ECS inlet and duck tail (from the C-130H Update set) , 4. Replace the k[...]

3 Spitfires to make 1: Spitfire Mk.XIVe High-Back Conversion from Eduard and Airfix 1/48 kits

As something of a Coronavirus lockdown special effort, I finally did something I've been thinking about attempting for months and which others including Tom Cleaver have done previously: A Mk.XIV high-back conversion kit bash. I built this Mk.XI[...]

1/48 Spitfire Mk XIVe , 402 Squadron, RCAF

1/48 Spitfire Mk XIVe 'Highback", 402 Squadron, March, 1945 I've finished a Spitfire XIVe highback by converting the Airfix 1/48 Spit XIX without kitbashing. I realize there were easier ways to get there, but I purchased the kit and parts when[...]

1/48 Koster/Revell PB4Y-2 Privateer

This kit was an unintentional acquisition, part of a large swap. Prior to the build I had stayed away from vacu-form kits/conversions, convinced that I'd run out of talent shortly after unwrapping the boxes. (see WIP). Motivated by the subject a[...]

Modifying Minicraft’s 727-200 to the shorter -100 version

The lack of a 1/144 727-100 kit in my inventory made me wonder if I could take Minicraft's 727-200 and convert it to a -100 (to depict Boeing's original, shorter version). My first attempt was a nightmare as I figured simply taking an additional[...]