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Revell’s 1/48th dehavilland mosquito-actually not a bad kit

A quick summary of a review I did on the Revell Mosquito last in comparison to the Tamiya Mosquito. Both kits very detailed. The idea was bandied about among friends and not so friendly ones as well. Anyone remember the response whe[...]

F-27 Maritime patrol Aircraft (MPA)

General Information; The Spanish Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Española) acquired three F-27 MPA's in 1979. Registration and Construction numbers: 2-01 (10581) / 2-02 (10585) / 2-03 (10587) Were operational at Gando Air Base, Las Palmas Gran Canaria. [...]

C-31A “Troopship”(F-27 Fokker Friendship) US Army

In December of 1985, the U.S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, leased two F-27-400M Friendship aircraft from the Dutch aeronautical firm, Fokker. The two planes were to replace the team's aging fleet of YC-7A Caribou, which had served th[...]

Esci 1/72 S.E.5a, and Some Thoughts on Small Biplane Models

No sane person specializing in World War I fighter models would choose 1/72 as his scale. When I started modeling in the 1970s, 1/48 was the main scale for WWI models, dominated by Aurora kits, with a few 1/32 and 1/24 offerings. Lately with t[...]

Italeri 1/9 WLA Harley Davidson

this is the old Esci mold from the 70's the Wla Harley served U.S. armed forces from 1942 till 1945...they just made the same bike in 42 43 44 and 1945 it was a 750cc flathead motor this one was attached to Omar Bradleys 12th Army headquarte[...]

Revell 1/9 BMW R75 with sidecar [old Esci]

R75 means 750cc this craft served the Wehrmacht as part of 508th heavy Panzer in Italy and elsewhere 508th commanded by Major Hudel was present at the Falaise pocket and Anzio and Rome when that debacle took place the unit was composed of 45[...]

Fiat g. 91 r1 esci 1/48

Just getting to posting a weekend build. The first time I saw a picture of a Gina (young enough to be pre-internet, but still old enough to know what "license built" meant), I thought it was a license built Sabre. Now that I have the two side b[...]

A-4E Lady Jessie onboard USS Hancock – Yankee Station Gulf of Tonkin 1968

THE STORY OF THE A-4E LADY JESSIE Lady Jessie was married to Fred Beck. They ran the Keno game at Harold's Club in Reno. They became acquainted with Dick Perry,(She was like an adopted Mother to Lcdr Dick Perry.) who was shot[...]

1/72 scale ESCI F-5

Sometimes you just have to...

1/48 esci ab-205 sar