My last build is this weekend box of Eduard Fw190 A-4. Not that I (we) don’t have a fair share of this plane lately but I just couldn’t resist this unique camouflage pattern. In fact there were some 109 E that sported this kind of “netting” camo[...]
Being a member of IPMS-Deutschland entails certain privileges. One of them is being taken on a tour through the restoration workshop at the Luftwaffenmuseum in Gatow, just outside Berlin. This takes place during IPMS-Deutschlands annual modeling[...]
Four years ago, I wrote an article about how a FW 190 A8 was being restored at the Luftwaffenmuseum in Gatow outside Berlin, Germany
A year ago the restoration was finished and the aircraft is now exhibited in the rebuilt exhibition.
Here's my latest completion, Otaki's aging F6F Hellcat kit in1/48. The subject is one of the first Hellcats that went to 800 Sqn FAA, HMS Emperor, and participated in the Royal Navy strikes against the Tirpitz, while she was anchored in Norwa[...]
Just arrived. Tore into it like a ravening wolf.
A more detailed review will be up at M2 next week. But right off, the surface detail is amazing, more petite even than the recent Fw-190 and Tempest, if such is possible. For those who say "yeah,[...]
the Grumman F8F-1 Bearcat came on the scene too late to serve the U.S. Navy in WW11.. they were on the carriers halfway across the Pacific when the war with Japan ended...it was the fastest thing Grumman ever came up with to that point and pil[...]
Greeting, iModelers. A week ago I road tripped down to McMinnville, Oregon with some friends to see the air and space museum. There is a modest but nevertheless impressive collection there of aircraft across the history of flight, from a 1:1 mod[...]
Yet another oldie!
This is Otaki's 1/48 FW-190A-8 that I originally started as just a 'paint mule' to try out a paint mix. One thing lead to another and, well, here you are.
I added details to the cockpit, belts from aluminum tape and solde[...]
Eduard 1/48 Fw 190 A-8 (old mold).
I first saw “The Longest Day” as a 14-year-old airplane nut when the movie first came out in 1962. The scene showing Pips Priller’s D-Day strafing run on SWORD Beach has stayed with me since. In honor of the 75[...]
I wanted to do something relaxing, so I grabbed this old Monogram FW-190 from the stash in my garage. It also fits my keep-it-simple modeling philosophy. My plan is to build it mostly out-of-the-box and just concentrate on a decent build and [...]