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Tempest II in an extra large Teapot

THE KIT The Tempest II kit which I purchased is the Hi-Tech version which contains various resin and photo-etch parts plus the original plastic. There is a lot to unpack in this kit as there are well over 300 parts in a grey plastic on nine pla[...]

The V-173 “Flying Pancake,” did it stack up?

Aerodynamics are a funny thing. In the 1930s, flight was only three decades old. People who had never seen a man fly let alone an aircraft at one time were still very much alive, in fact only middle aged. As new as the concept was, aviation was [...]

1/48 Reggiane Re. 2005

This is the recent Special Hobby kit. This is one of those planes that I’ve always wanted on the shelf and was surprised to see SH and Sword release kits simultaneously. The kit built up very nicely. It features a well detailed cockpit that [...]

Little known, but impressive: Reggiane R.2005 Sagittario

As efficient and highly advanced as the Italian aviation industry of the 1930s appeared to be, it was not possible to produce powerful in-line engines. When the war broke out, at the latest, the industry had to admit that it had lost ground in t[...]

1/48 Special Hobby “V-173 Flying Pancake”

Though I've started half-a-dozen or so aircraft models over the decades, this is the first one I've ever finished. The kit has some serious faults. Even the plastic it's made of is a problem. (It splits and cracks under stress, and in reaction t[...]

Special Hobby 1/48 Martin Model 167F-A.3 (Maryland)

I was recently reading about the hunt for the battleship Bismarck during WW2, and came across an interesting connection between this plane and the final demise of the warship. The Martin Maryland was never used by the USAAF, but was sold to th[...]

Special Hobby 1/72 Gloster Meteor “World Speed Record”

Hi There, A small diversion form building for Innis by sticking together one for myself. Primed with Mr. Hobby Finishing Surfacer White, Painted with Colourcoats RAF/FAA Yellow, Xtreme Metals Aluminium and Tamiya rubber Black. Finished with Al[...]

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[...]