This year's 50th birthday, I got this impressive model from a friend. The great enthusiasm was soon to be replaced by sobering. The model will just come in such a hurry. HKM could give more. Everything is designed so that everything is open, but[...]
Yes indeed, after three years of "coming soon," the H-K Lancaster has ARRIVED.
For those interested in seeing the parts if you haven't seen them already, I suggest you go to the HK Facebook page, which has lots and lots. I can tell you from fi[...]
Somewhat overshadowed by all the recent frenzy about the Wingnut Wings’ big Lancaster, HK Models have been quietly working on completing their very own 1/32 kit of the famous RAF bomber.
And now it’s here.
Ready for release in December, the H[...]
Before I started work on this plane I went thru the instructions with a fine tooth comb looking for pitfalls and making sure I don't miss parts or placement. This gave me an idea on how I wanted to proceed. So I followed the kit steps pretty [...]
So much has been written/said/shown about the Mossie this plane needs no introduction! The aptly named "Wooden Wonder" did everything it was designed to do.....and a whole lot more. My first exposure to the Mossie was the intro scene of "633 S[...]
First I present the "Betty-L":
Why this plane there in particular? Well I like to make assemblies that have a history; this "anonymous" plane among so many others will have paid the high price during one of the many missions realized by[...]
Paints Gunze, Alclad
Eduard wheels, pchoto-etched
G-factor landing gear
Here are photos of my 1/32 Gloster Meteor F.8 as flown by Pilot Officer Geoff Collins, 77Sqn RAAF, Kimpo Korea, 1952 during the Korean War.
For some history and info about Geoff, have a look at this link.
The model: HK Meteor F.4, extensivel[...]
So far so good - but time consuming to pick out all those parts and paint individually. Hopefully some of the work is seen after I close up the fuselage!!
The B-17G finally flew in to Chino yesterday. Here are some shots, including one of me holding it in front of another famus Boeing product, that will give you a good idea of just how big it is.