The Shooting Star Database at iModeler

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Monogram 1/48 F-80 "The Beer City Special"36th FBS, 8th FBW, Korea 1951

The technological revolution in aircraft design and operation that resulted from the successful development of jet engines brought about more technological change in the five years between the end of World War II and the Korean War than [...]

Hobby Boss 1/48 scale F-80C Shooting Star (Kit #81725)

This was a very enjoyable kit and renewed my faith in HobbyBoss products. One thing I learned in researching this project is that the first jet fighters (and the F-80 was America’s first active duty fighter) were real gas guzzlers! Of [...]

Trainer: Lockheed T-33A "T-Bird"Hobbycraft 1/48

I'm presenting today another short article for another 50's jet that is now on display in my cabinet. I had no idea I would be on such a 50's jet kick of late, but please bear with me for one more before sharing another prop plane in the [...]

Korean War GB: Lockheed F-80C Shooting StarMonogram 1/48

This kit has been on the cusp of completion for a few months. With little time or energy to do much building recently, I primarily needed to clean and organize my work area, which had gotten a bit out of hand.. when the dust settled, this [...]

Korean War GB: Lockheed T-33AHobbycraft 1/48

While browsing the LHS a few months back, I came across two Hobbycraft T-33A's. One was a later variant with the integrated wing fuel tanks, but the other was an early version with the drop tanks hung below the wings, just like an F-80. In [...]

Lockheed F-80C Shooting Star Airfix 1/72

This is Airfix Kit 02043-3 Lockheed F-80C Shooting Star belonging to the 25th Fighter Squadron (Fall 1951) another build for the ‘Korea : The Forgotten War……’ GB. This kit was finished in about a week. I had the kit for a LONG [...]

Hasegawa 1/72 T-33A Shooting Star “6th Wing Last Flight”

This was supposed to be a quick build to restore mojo and get something finished off my bench. It turned out that the tooling is from 1969 so there were quite some work to complete the build of this bird... The kit is from 2001 with [...]

Old School Modeling: Monogram 1/48 F-80C Shooting Star

HISTORY The technological revolution in aircraft design and operation that resulted from the successful development of jet engines brought about more technological change in the five years between the end of World War II and the Korean War [...]

Lindberg 1/48 scale P-80 C Shooting Star unexpected gift

Suprises can come to you from a very unsuspected source... As it happened I visited a model train fair yesterday together with a longterm modelmaker friend. He spotted between all scale trains an old Revell 1/32 scale Spitfire, one of the [...]

1/48 Academy Lockheed T-33A USAF Jet Trainer

Always loved the early jets, especially the F-80/T-33 family of jets from the famed Kelly Johnson's SKunk Works team and facility. So when a customer requested a T-33 build I was happy to oblige! When I asked the reason he wanted this [...]