The first prototype of the C-212 flew on 1971 and towards the end of 1973, Portugal ordered 20 units in order to replace the ageing and obsolete C-47 Dakotas and Nord 2501 Noratlas. In 1974 The CASA C-212-100 became operational with the Spani[...]
The phenomenon of "fake news", which is quite a popular term today, has existed before. As not surprising as this statement is, it becomes as catchy when you stand in front of a concrete example: the Me 209 V4 shown here as a model may be consid[...]
This build is the first of a series of Grumman 'cats that I plan to build in time. The kit is the revered Tamiya offering with the pronounced rivet details. This kit went together exceptionally well, no surprise there. I finished this one a fe[...]
755.138 kilometres per hour is an impressive speed- and that flight performance with which the Me 209 V1 shown here set a world speed record on 26 April 1939, which was to last until 1969.
At the controls of this fragile and difficult to fly r[...]
Miles M.14A Magister I
Turkish Airforce White 6
Kayseri Tayyare Fabrikası 3606
Hava Okulu, 1st Training Batallion, 1st & 2nd Companies
Date of Arrival: 1942
Kit: Special Hobby
Decals: Tigerhead Decals
Paints: Mission Models
Following on the really nice G.50 prototype posted by Valter, here's a G.50 build I recently finished. The kit was done mostly OOB with Master gun barrels and aftermarket decals being the only additions. Model represents an aircraft piloted by [...]
Flying Machines kit represents an aircraft operating with Squdriglia 362, 22 Gruppo, 42 Stormo, Littoria June 1943.
This is a limited run kit of good quality that has some nice resin parts for the cockpit and wheel wells. Modifications to the[...]
Another review kit that I build for Scale Aviation Modeller International (SAMI), that should appear in one of the upcoming issues of the magazine. In short: great kit with four very interesting decal options, light years away from the Czech sho[...]
The operational story of the Buckeye started in 1959. Since then, and until 2004, this North American Corporation design was the trainer that introduced all the Naval Aviators and Naval Flight Officers. In 1976, The Hellenic Air Force received t[...]
This is the 1:72 Special Hobby Vultee V1A. I previously built this as a Spanish Civil War bomber, but wanted to depict it in its civilian guise as well. Other than its SCW stable mate this one was much more difficult to track down.
The built we[...]