This was one of three F-100Fs utilized as Chase aircraft early on in the X-15 program at Edwards AFB. Flying Chase -1, it would take off with the NB-52 and fly formation during the climb out and cruise to the launch lake. The chase pilot would v[...]
It truly has been a great end of the year. With anticipating announcement earlier in the year now becoming available. Then those we have been waiting for like the AMK F-14D that seem like it would never be produced, during that span Tamiya [...]
Hey folks, back again:
It's odd but until recently I'd not built an F-16 in any scale for over twenty years, now there's two in my cabinet !! - the other is an Italeri 'B'
This is Tamiya's 1:48 F-16C-50, not quite a 'shake'n bake' as some tho[...]
For my first post, here is my rendition of Italeri's F-14. I enjoyed building this but now I want to do one of Tamiya's versions.
1/72 Fujimi boxing of Italeri kit, Hasegawa decals, finished in Tamiya and MM enamels custom mix with Pledge over decals, started in 2015, finished for the MiG group build, more details and pic's there.
Hello fellow modelers,
This is my first post, and I thought I'd start with one of my recent builds, the Italeri 1/48th scale CH-21. I'm a retired Army aviator, so I thought it fitting to start with a helicopter. Overall, this was a nice kit, [...]
This is my last victim, a Spitfire from 316 sqd. RAF.
After bult the Hasegawa model of the same item, this one from Italeri looks a litle bit "less", but has been a very satisfactory built.
Hope you like it.
on May 25, 1953, the Air Force’s official air demonstration team, designated the 3600th Air Demonstration Unit, was activated at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The unit adopted the name “Thunderbirds,” influenced in part by the strong Native A[...]
This Sherman is made out of leftovers from other kits. Lower Hull is Tamiya. Upper Hull italeri. Turret Dragon and suspension academy. I added some resin stowage and scratch built the sandbags.
Painting Tamiya olivedrab with Lifecolor [...]
Representing a significant advance in aircraft design, the Short Sunderland was the backbone of the Coastal Command convoy escort units during WWII. It proved a fierce opponent to the U-boat threat, being credited with circa thirty submarine kil[...]