The North American Database at iModeler

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Tamiya P-51D Mustang, 1/48. 'The Red Tails'.

A Mustang was an aircraft missing from my collection until a few months ago. I decided to go with Tamiya's rendition of the Mustang over Eduard's more detailed version as at the time I fancied a quick and simple build to get the creative [...]

1/32 Kittyhawk F-86D Sabre Dog

Finally finished after over a month of frustrating assembly and painting. This is the model I posted about a month ago in which I stated "was a total loss", but after taking a break I picked it up again and finished it. Many [...]

Silver Horse, and Fighting Rooster

I first encountered the Mustang model in the early nineties. It was an Airfix kit from the Aircraft of the aces series. Of course, then the model seemed to be perfect in its performance. I painted it with the usual Humbrol paints and a [...]

Mustang Tuskegee Airmen

Around a year ago I decided to build an Airfix 1/72 P-51 North American Mustang, it would be the third Mustang (all in 1/72 and all Airfix) in my collection but the first one with a lot of new things going on for it. When I returned back [...]

Review: Roden 1/48 T-28B

History: The North American T-28 began life in 1946 as the XSN2J-1, which was designed to replace the SNJ trainer for the Navy. Looking like a tailwheel T-28, the design was not accepted by the Navy, but in 1947 the Air Force issued a [...]

Revell F-86F

All raised details have been rescribed, a lot of scratch inside the cockpit because it was completly wrong for the F model of the aircraft, hypodermic needle pitot tube, movable flaps, fuselage drains drilled and opened, scratch built [...]

Modelsvit's P-51H Mustang

History: The original Allison-powered Mustang was a lightweight fighter with excellent handling capability. Pilots I know who have had the opportunity to fly these early Mustangs and compare them with the later Merlin-powered P-51B and [...]

Italeri PBJ-1D, 1/72

Started this one quite awhile ago. It got put on the shelf after being masked for painting, waiting for me to move, get my airbrush booth set up, and then finally take the plunge into using it! This was my third project airbrushed (after [...]

Kity Hawk 1/48 FJ-2 Fury

History: By the end of November, 1950, the Navy knew that its main fleet fighter, the Grumman F9F-2 Panther, was seriously outclassed by the opposition. LCDR William T. Ament of VF-112 had shot down the first MiG-15 confirmed by the Soviet [...]

A tough ride: Mustang model-rodeo sponsored by Airfix.

This model building project proved to be a tough nut to crack. In order to adapt the kit to my expectations, some changes had to be made, the most important of which I will briefly address in the following: shortening of the main landing [...]