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April 2019 random draw winner

I've just returned from my vacation celebrating my 70th birthday and my 30th wedding anniversary, yes I actually got married 30 years ago on my birthday, and a wonderful surprise of the 1/48 Airfix Spitfire MK XIV was waiting for me. Thanks to [...]

Spitfire Mk IX. 316 Sqdron. Italeri 1/48

Hi guys. This is my last victim, a Spitfire from 316 sqd. RAF. After bult the Hasegawa model of the same item, this one from Italeri looks a litle bit "less", but has been a very satisfactory built. Hope you like it. Sifredo Cubas

Yellow Nose Airfix Spitfire 1/48

This is a kit I built a couple of years back. It is the 2015 release (2nd pressing) of the 1/48 Airfix Spitfire Mk I. It is mostly OOB with the exception of some Eduard RAF early style harnesses. I learned the hard way that unless the Spitfir[...]

Speed Silver Spit! 1/48 Airfix Spitfire Mk.XIV

OOB Airfix 1/48 Spitfire Mk.XIV Box Packaging/Decals/Pubs: 10 When Airfix went to the red box, it was a revelation. One that signaled that they could indeed make attractive boxes that made you want to buy the kit. Adam Tooby’s fantastic modern [...]

Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire Mk V

Ahh... A relaxing, Tamiya shake 'n' bake with nice scheme & markings supplied in the kit. And thank you Tamiya for including a machine that used an Aboukir filter.... I just couldn't bear to stick the Vokes on it. Upper colors are Mr. Color[...]

On This Day of Days…June 6th.

____________________ The USS Hornet, seen with USS Atlanta (CL-51) in the foreground, behind is USS New Orleans (CA-32). June 6th, 1942, Midway. On June 6, 1942, aircraft from the carriers Enterprise and Hornet pursued[...]

On This Day…June 4th.

There’s not much left one can say about Midway. My approach to this singular conflict is try and set up this first day of battle proper, and let the images tell the rest of the tale. Early on June 4th, Vice Admiral Nagumo launched his attac[...]

On This Day…28th May.

____________________ Hugh Dundas, only 19 years old on May 28th, 1940 (Group Commander by age 23), experienced his first dogfight. His relaxed demeanour, ‘scruffy’ appearance, and attachment to his dog (below) did not endear him to the esta[...]

On This Day…May 27th.

Phorever a legend. May 27th 1958, the McDonnell Aircraft (later McDonnell Douglas) F-4 Phantom II naval interceptor made its first flight. Designed as a carrier aircraft to defend the fleet against Soviet supersonic bombers, the design co[...]

On This Day…May 26th.

Two A6M2 Type 0 Model 11 ‘Zero’ fighters pictured in flight from Yichang, Hubei Province en route to attack targets in Nanzheng, in China, 26 May, 1941. ____________________ British Cruiser Mk IV tank at Huppy, France, 26-29 May 1940. Be[...]