Greetings, friends and modelers. Back posting again after life got busy.
I'm easing my way back to modeling by repairing and upgrading an old Fujimi F6F I had originally done in the 1990s. Decals had flaked and my repairs were [...]
The Wilder Wildcat:
Quick: which World War II U.S. Navy fighter had a kill-loss ratio of 32:1?
Was it the Hellcat? Nope. The Hellcat’s score was 19:1.
Was it the Corsair? Nope. The U-bird’s score was 11:1.
It was in fact the FM-2 [...]
I recently completed Trumpeter's F9F-3 Panther for a Korean War group build. The kit was built out of the box. No add on accessories. The fit was not too bad. There were a couple seams that needed addressed. Just another day at the bench, [...]
This is the third of three kits I picked up from the vendor tables at last year’s local IPMS contest, the Tamiya 1/48 F4F-4. (And now I’ve finished all three. Yay me!)
As usual with Tamiya, the kit goes together without a problem. The [...]
After the F3F-1, here´s my dad´s next little chubby yellow winged fighter.
Accurate Miniatures kit, decals from this kit, the F3F-1 kit and the sparesbox, fuselage painted with Mr Paint White Aluminium, wings with AK RC Yellow and [...]
Based on my sufferi- I mean, observations, the following is my best guestimate on how to create an 'accurate' initial-form XF5F-1.
First, let me clarify: this is a wonderful kit. Out of the box, the Minicraft Skyrocket is great. It is my [...]
Wow what an amazing Kit. I absolutely loved this and the camo desert scheme.
The kit went together great - the only part that needed a bit of work was the underbelly.
Stated like most kits with the Cockpit and if you have the chance to get [...]
My dad´s next biplane, the first of some upcoming yellow wing subjects.
Accurate Miniatures kit, accidentally decals for their -2 kit were packed in the box, so my dad decided to use them and do a Marines bird, all the numbers were [...]
A bit about the aircraft:
The Grumman FM-2 Wildcat is an improved version of the F4F-4 variant. The most noticeable difference is the larger tail fin, furthermore an improved powerplant was installed and the ammunition capacity was [...]
In October 1940, Greece was attacked by the Italian Army. Though the Greeks repulsed the first Italian attack, the situation was difficult because Hitler was ready to reinforce his ally. A Greek Purchasing Commission came to the United [...]