Overall, a straightforward enjoyable build with some pro's and con's. The pro's are accurate shape, reasonable parts count, good level of detail on most sections, good fit, lots of decal choices, detailed cockpit and engine, and separate [...]
The Boeing Stearman is probably the most well recognized biplane of all time with plenty still regularly flying today since its inception in the mid 1930’s. Used by the military during WWII, the PT-17 was the primary trainer for both the [...]
Here’s my Revell Stearman PT-17. This was the first time I tried rigging with micro tubing and ring anchors. It was a tedious process but, it sure looks good when done. Better than cleaning up and painting tank bogie wheels! ? I think I [...]
The Revell Ag-Stearman
The one thing that can be said about ag planes is they ain’t pretty. Leland Snow came close with his shark-nosed, turbine air tractor, but outside of that, ag planes are some of the ugliest airplanes that ever [...]
Typical of Revell Germany kits, good instructions with fairly straight forward parts assembly. A level 5 & 7 hours is what it is. I enjoyed the process & decided to pass on the "rigging" issue. Might revisit it when I get [...]
I have always love the Stearman and all of it's different schemes and variants. For many years I have been frustrated due to the lack of modern quality kits of this fabulous bird in my favorite build scale of 1/48, or even 1/32. Then to [...]
Too long; didn’t read summary: I no longer think I can find satisfaction in quick builds. They can be either quick or satisfying. Never both. Your mileage may vary.
Quick build (noun • /kwik bild/)
A box of sprues you grab, glue and [...]
Here's my just finished Stearman PT-17, a 1/48 scale Revell kit I built 'out of the box'. It is the smallest model I've built. the kit goes together real well, maybe it should be part of Revell's "Pro-Modeller' series. Maybe if they [...]
Happy new year all. Here us my first for 2016.
I loved every minute of this build. Went together like a dream, my wife picked the colour scheme, and I got through it with no problems at all.
If you have not done one and want to, get one. [...]
Built in the 1930s, this aircraft became the primary trainer for the military to train pilots for WWII.
This new kit from Revell is a fun build, and is easy on your wallet compared to most new kits today. The Lindberg kit was the only kit [...]