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1/35 DML Tiger I Mid Command Version

I wanted to try the Zimmerit stickers from Tamiya and see if I can avoid using putty. The result turned out to be better than expected. As the stickers are for Tamiya kits, there was some misalignment, but it wasn't difficult to fix. You could u[...]

Grumman F5F-2 – 1/48 Minicraft – Another What-If Build

Fresh off the workbench is Minicraft's gem-of-a-kit, that is, their Long-Nose XF5F... schemed-out in a what-if 1943 Tri-tone Blue. This is my third Navy whiffer and I can say I'm happy with the slightly esoteric and (for me anyway) appealing r[...]

Academy Minicraft LB-30 Liberator

QANTAS obtained 4 EX-RAF Consolidated LB-30 Liberators from BOAC in 1944 to supplement the Catalinas servicing the Kangaroo Route (or Double Sunrise route) to Colombo in Ceylon. They did the trip 5 hours faster and could carry 4 times the payloa[...]

Tga b727-200

Hi guys, Here is a 1/144 Minicraft B727 build. Regards, Brad Shinn

Qu-22B Pave Eagle II, Minicraft 1/48 Beechcraft Bonanza /scratch.

The QU-22 was another civilian craft adapted by the military. Based on the Beechcraft Bonanza of which 27 being modified. It seemed that if it had wings they'd find a mission for it. Flown by 553/554 Recon. Wing Det. 1,Based at Nakhon RTAB in Th[...]

C-97 “ANGEL of DELIVERANCE.”

Minicraft made a very nice 1/144th scale "C-97 STRATOFREIGHTER" model, which had next to no flashing on any of the kit parts. It's an O.O.B. model and all I added to it was some small black "b-b's" in the nose, however when I set it on all 3 ge[...]

The Little Yellow Cub

Memories of the J-3 Cub. There was a time during my childhood the name “Piper Cub” was pretty much synonymous with the word “airplane.” In those days, a young boy might see a C-124 passing overhead whereupon he would exclaim, “Look, a Piper Cub[...]

1/48 Minicraft Grumman XF5F-1 Skyrocket (continued)

This is a continuation of an article I posted a few weeks ago at the start of this project. If you are interested in the previous part, you can find it at I probably should have done this in the WIP Group, but here is the completion of the p[...]

Minicraft XF5F-1 Skyrocket

I haven't posted anything for a while because I haven't built any models for a while because I was involved in building some buildings and scenery on my N Scale layout. Sorry, poor excuse. After I got to a stopping place, I really had the urg[...]

One more of each

Recent stash additions.Another Phantom another Thud, I'll probably do the as a F-4B, in an early scheme. The F-105B [yes their really is a B in it] I'm going to try the kit decals , they look to be ok. Cheers.