The Last Day of World War II:
The first quarter moon hung in the western sky gleaming dimly through scattered clouds over the Pacific; the moonlight was sufficient to illuminate the many wakes of the huge formation of ships below. At 0300 hour[...]
Hi everyone, been a while since I posted anything.
This is one of my latest projects, one of a production line of varying marks of Spit and Seafire in 1/48. So far this year I have built an Eduard Mk9, this one, an Airfix Mk22 and am currently[...]
65 years ago this summer...
On 25 June 1950, the North Korean invasion of South Korea found the United States in a greater state of military unpreparedness than had the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor nine and a half years earlier. In the wake[...]
Today is the70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War the most destructive event in human history. It was hard-fought to the last minute.
HMS Indefatigable joined the American Third Fleet in Japanese waters after August 10, 1945, to p[...]
When Airfix announced their new Spitfire XII & Seafire 17 kits I bought two of each. The first pair were out of the box & I was very happy with the results. Looking at the remaining pair I tried a match-up of XII & 17 parts to produc[...]
Another is an older building to share with you before it is sold.
Airfix kit is already in the market and is one of the best products from 90 years.
Made out of the box painted with paints xtracolor & AeroMaster decals.
At Stash I have 4 n[...]
An interesting if somewhat futile exercise in kitbashing a Supermarine Seafire XV:
This was made from the leftover wings from my Airfix Supermarine Seafire XVII and grafting it onto the modified fuselage of Airfix's Supermarine Spitfire XII; [...]
I just took a few better pics and posted them. Again, it's a great kit straight from the box. I painted it with Humbrol enamels including my last tins of Humbrol Authentics Slate Grey and Extra Dark Sea Grey. I must have had these tins since [...]
Here is my Seafire FR47, built from the Airfix kit. Built pretty much OOB with the addition of Barracuda resin cameras to fill in the empty spaces behind the clear camera ports. Paint was Floquil extra dark sea gray on the upper surfaces, and [...]
The Seafire F.R.47 was the last of the line that began in 1935 with K5054, the Spitfire prototype. It was twice the weight of the original, with two and a half times the power and an additional 100mph in top speed, not to mention a cannon armam[...]