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Bell P-39 Airacobra

My 2023 Builds

It has been a while since my last post so I figured I better get my wheels rolling again. A little late on posting my builds from 2023 but here they are. A little different year for me but happy with the results. I had my usual fun [...]

P-39s Airacobra and lead corrosion

Eduard's 1/48 P-39 Airacobra variants are excellent kits that are well detailed and look like the famous aircraft when assembled. I took out these models from my display cabinet where they rested for two decades. As I was photographing the [...]

Arma Hobby 1/72 P-39N

Love these Arma Hobby kits, even though they are a tad over-engineered. It probably took me about as much time to get the interior finished and the fuselage closed up, as it did all the rest of the process! The kit comes with a great set [...]

Arma P-39Q Airacobra 1/72 scale

With all the (apparently well-deserved) excitement about the release of the long-awaited 1/48 scale Arma Hurricane, I submit the following to show what really terrific kits Arma makes in the smaller scale, too. This is my third Arma kit. [...]

French 4-Bladed P-39

For an aircraft with such a bad reputation, it was flown by several Air Forces. The VVS could not get enough of the Kobra, Over 4500 P-39s were supplied to the Soviets. Australia received a few and both the Free French and Italian [...]

Pro Modeler 1/48 P-39Q Airacobra

The origins of the Airacobra can be traced back in 1937, when USAAC issued a specification calling for a single-engine high-altitude interceptor. The aggressive specifications called, among others, for a liquid-cooled Allison engine [...]

Revell 1/72 Bell P-39 Airacobra

Not too long ago I really enjoyed the build of Revell's old 1/72 F4F-4 Wildcat. The Wildcat did need a little work to bring it up a bit but I just loved the whole build. So after building a few Matchbox kits in a row, I decided to give [...]

Eduard P-39N Airacobra, 1/48. 'Lend-lease Ace Maker'.

I got this kit to be a bit of a quicker build and recover some mojo, and it's generally been a fun build. Whilst the kit is for American P-39Qs, the Eduard set comes with the parts for any of the versions. Foxbot and Montex was used to [...]

Hasegawa, 1:48 Scale P-400, "Airacobra"

This is the Hasegawa 1:48 scale P-400. Nice kit. Goes together very well, has really nice detail inside and out. Even the doors fit without too much tweaking. A friend of mine, Nick Buro, was a crew chief on these birds. He was asked [...]

Eduard 1/48 P-39 Airacobra "weekend edition".

Out of the box. Snafu 106 scheme. Photo of original plane included. Stynylrez primer with Olive Drab top side and neutral gray underneath. "Bell green" interior. Hairspray chipping technique. Weekend edition definitely not [...]