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SG-38, 1/48 Special Hobby

This small and not-so-well known plane is my latest build. The goal was to practice wood textures and rigging before I start other, larger projects. There are multiple packaging released by Special Hobby, both in 1:72 and 1:48 scale. You shou[...]

From “Panic Fighter” to Smokey Joe”: CA-13 Boomerang from Special Hobby.

Probably many people will recognize themselves when I describe the reasons for my interest in model aircraft construction as follows: the fascination of flying meets (technical) history and stories, combines with historical biographies and fates[...]

Wirraway means “challenger”: CA-9 from Special Hobby

In the language of the Wurundjeri, a tribe of the aboriginal people of Australia, the word Wirraway means "to challenge" or "the challenger". In the search for a suitable name to describe the first independent Australian aircraft construction, t[...]

Special Hobby 1/48 Fokker D.XXI, No.221 Tlt. Herman Doppenberg May 10th, 1940

Finally I finished the Fokker D.XXI This is No. 221 flown by Tlt. Herman Doppenberg on May 10th, 1940. He was able to down a Bf109E that morning. The aircraft was destroyed on May 14th during an attack on Schiphol airfield. Definitely not one[...]

1/72 CASA 212 Aviocar – Portuguese Air Force by Special Hobby

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[...]

“Fake News 1940” The Me 209 in propaganda use!

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[...]

Tamiya F4F-4 Wildcat VF-6 “White 18”

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[...]

Me 209 V1: a dwarf on speed

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 Magister M.14A – Special Hobby – 1/48

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 Scale: 1/48 Decals: Tigerhead Decals Paints: Mission Models Ai[...]

Special Hobby 1/48 Finnish Fiat G.50

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 [...]