This started out as a Shelf of Doom build for my local model club as a way of jump starting some projects that had languished for too long. My original SOD is still in the box. This model was started by a unnamed modeler who was getting [...]
I’ve already sung the praises of this kit in a previous article, so I won’t say more than “buy this kit,” this time around. My earlier build was one of my first kits completed after a long sabbatical, and I wanted to see how I [...]
The Mitsubishi A6M "Zero" was a long-range carrier-based fighter aircraft operated by the Imperial Japanese Navy from 1940 to 1945. Combining excellent maneuverability and very long range, it is considered to have been the most [...]
This is my Italeri1/72 FIAT BR.20 "Cicogna" finisehd as a Japanese bird.
The BR.20 Cicogna (stork) was a low-wing twin-engine medium bomber that was developed and manufactured by Italian aircraft company Fiat [...]
There are many aircraft out there that subscribe to the 'What If?' idea, but none I find as interesting as the Shinden. Ever since I discovered this machine as a kid it's been one of my favourites, so Zoukei Mura's offering of the aircraft [...]
This is the LS kit Kit No. A-301:300 from 1980 ( Arii & MicroAce), Mitsubishi Ki-46-II Type 100 Commandant Reconnaissance Aircraft -or- simply known as Dinah.
Built as part of the Empire of Japan GB, this was straight OOB build using [...]
Here's my latest project: the Fine Molds 1/48 Mitsubishi Ka-14. As others have already noted, this is a jewel of a kit. I'm actually a bit stunned by how quickly this one went together for me. From arrival in the post to completion was [...]
Inspired by the Empire of Japan GB, I started this kit sometime in the spring but quickly ran out of steam. Although the kit went together easily and has great scribed lines, I wasn't too happy with the front engine cowling mount and the [...]
I am always looking for something a little different to build, and I was pleased when Special Hobby recently released this new model. The new Special Hobby kits have a very good reputation, so I was eager to build this plane for the [...]
This model represents one of the unarmed prototypes for the Mitsubishi J8M/Ki-200 Shusui (Sword Stroke). It was captured post war by the Americans and is the only surviving complete airframe and resides at the Planes of Fame museum in [...]