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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[...]