Fine Molds 1/72 , Mitshubishi Ka-14
Build from box with some added details in self-made painted with MRP paints.
He won some gold and silver bronze medals in competitions.
The Ka-14 was a significant milestone in Japanese aero-enginee[...]
Just some photos from my recent build of a Fine Molds A5M2b Claude. Very easy kit to build and no major issues. I really enjoyed building this one. I'll write a full article soon (too busy.)
To get the slight gold/yellow tone of the protecti[...]
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 Chino, Ca[...]
A few years back I took catalog of my model collection. I had a lot of models. This did not surprise me. I did a rough estimation of how long it takes me to finish one model, and multiplied by how many non-completed models (started and not) I ha[...]
Back again with a new project, ended in January for a collector. The Fine Molds Kits, is excellent, perfect fit despite complicate scomposition. It could be build oob, adding only seat belts. Unfortunately, as often Hasegawa does, no weapon incl[...]
Most of you know that I have a soft spot in my heart for any aircraft that has two wings, and is mostly covered with fabric. Last night I had a good idea (at least I thought it was), and I wanted to share this with you all.
A while ago I wr[...]
Some of you may see the model companies release multiple boxings of seemingly the same thing. You may wonder, "who buys all of these things?"
I do. I'm that person.
Welcome to another Whipple Special, in this case maybe a Whipple Deluxe. The[...]
This is the 2016 Fine Molds kit. I can’t speak highly enough about its quality. It’s an outstanding kit in every way. Feel free to check out my build log in the EoJ group build section and you’ll see how nice it is.
The Claude was the predec[...]
Doi Takeo was an engineering school classmate of Horikoshi Jiro, and Doi went on to have an impressive career of his own. He apprenticed at Kawasaki under German chief designer Richard Vogt. After Vogt returned to Germany and Dornier, Doi became[...]
Yet another “to archive” kit (really, I have three projects that will be done pretty soon) from the past, the Fine Molds 1/48 Ki-43-II Hayabusa. This was my first Fine Molds kit. I had read good things about this company and decided to splurge o[...]