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.
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Aircraft from Aviazione Legionaria 1937, Spanish Civil War. If you have no experience with limited run kits don't try this one as your first attempt. Extra detail was added to engine and cockpit with kit guns replaced by Master barrels. I vacuf[...]
This is the Special Hobby kit and it shares quite a few parts with their earlier Skua kit. One problem this leads to is the Skua had two fuel tanks behind the pilot, the Roc one. SH give you the same parts for the Roc as in the Skua kit. I use[...]
I just finished this one earlier today. 1/72 Special Hobby P-40N painted with MRP paints. The only things added were the gunsight bead from master and Eduard steel seatbelts. The markings are from DK decals and represent a P-40N from the 418th N[...]
Special Hobby kit of the LN 40 from Flight training School at St.Raphael summer 1942. The French designer of this aircraft, M. Pillon, actually faced charges by the Germans that his work was based on the Ju-87 by espionage. There are two major [...]
1a Squadriglia, Cascina Vaga 1944. The Flying Machines kit was created by Special Hobby/ CMK and is the same plastic as the SH kit but comes with extra resin cockpit and photo etch parts and also parts to do the torpedo bomber version. They scr[...]
RAAF No.4 Squadron, New Guinea, 1943. This kit in my opinion has the best OOB cockpit of any Special Hobby I ever built. I still did a little more detail in the way of wiring and a throttle quadrant I fabricated. I also added more detail to th[...]
A nice little kit of the Bestmann trainer. A few fit issues but nothing too taxing. Shame the rear canopy has some stress cracking, but this isn't too noticeable.
1./KFIGr. 406 Norway 1942 This is definitely NOT the kit to attempt as a first limited run project. It requires a large amount of prep work especially thinning the trailing edges of the flying surfaces and the floats are also areas of concern[...]