I built this kit about a year ago. I was just having a look at it and was inspired to post some pictures for you guys to comment on.This is a really big kit, the amount of paint it took to paint the model can be measured in litres, not to mentio[...]
The Dornier Do-335 was at its birth and has remained ever since the only twin-piston engine fighter/bomber aircraft to utilize the centerline thrust concept. In the Do-335, use of this power concept was revolutionary, though Dr. Claudius Dornie[...]
The first major change in the Gloster Meteor came with the Meteor F.4, which went into production in 1946, after the first F.4 prototype flew on May 17, 1945. The major change with the F.4 was the use of Rolls-Royce Derwent 5 eng[...]
Went out to Chino yesterday and when I got there, it was a 10/10 cloud cover at around 3,000 feet and flat light prevailed. Welcome to the world of airplane photography...
And even with signs advising that nothing on the model turned, rotated,[...]
The big H-K B-17G in my driveway. Better shots tomorrow out at Chino. The gun barrels are not installed (not doing that till it gets to its new home, learned my lesson with the big B-25).
Zotz Decals to do B-17G-90-BO 43-38642 "Super Mouse", [...]
The Meteor F.4 was the result of three separate lines of research that began shortly after 616 Squadron had taken delivery of their Meteor F.1s in 1944.
The Aerodynamic Section at R.A.E. Farnborough was studying ways to improve the hig[...]
I ended up sitting this thing on a bar stool outside and walking around it to get all the paint on. Four different shades of Alclad, and it took half a bottle of Duraluminum and a third of a bottle of White Aluminum for their areas. Decals nex[...]
The H-K Models test shot of their new 1/32 Gloster Meteor F. Mk. 4 arrived Monday. Here is the result of about 3-4 hours of work today.
The surface detail is very petite and realistic, even moreso than the B-17. The kit is simple and fit is s[...]
So, how big is big? This is the H-K B-17G hanging in its storage area on the wall, next to a 1/48 Tamiya Lancaster. Those of you who have the 1/48 :Lanc in your collection think of it as a big model, yes? Not so much here!
Ten days of detail[...]