The USS Iowa ( BB-61) was decommissioned in Mar 1949, but the war in Korea brought her back into service in Aug 1951 where she was the flagship of the Seventh Fleet under Vice Admiral Robert Briscoe. Her 16 inch guns regularly bombarded North [...]
I've just finished my second model in 1/48th scale.
The building process was full of inconsistency and doubts. I was extremely close to throwing the kit to the trash bin few times - some moments of the build were very frustrating to me as the n[...]
Winter LaGG-3 series 35 in 1/72 scale. Original kit by Toko, produced by Roden nowadays. This is an old kit back from the late 90s. The kit quality is far, far from good – it took me two months to get it done. Completely not suitable as a kit fo[...]
Before ICM there was the only ballgame in town, LTD Model's limited-run 1/48 LaGG. At least it is actually 1/48, I have heard the ICM is a tad underscale. The size difference is noticeable. As mentioned, I reaLLy likE LaGGs so I tried my best wi[...]
Not too far I betcha but let's see for the helluvit. This too is the ICM kit and as Tom says it has a mishmash of early LaGG features, but oh well. To me this is one of the hottest looking of WW2 aircraft, all pointy and streamlined, too bad it [...]
While the Red Air Force had fielded the most advanced fighter in the world in 1934 when the I-16 joined its first operational unit, it was clear by 1939 that Soviet fighter aircraft had fallen behind the international standard. While Stalin bel[...]
This is a nice little kit, and a reasonable build. First painted green/black, then oversprayed with tones of white, then grubbed up more than I am usually comfortable with. I also used an Eduard Color Zoom Interior that I found at a deep disco[...]