The Battle of the Denmark Strait was a short, intense encounter that was a humanitarian disaster for the Royal Navy. In the early hours of May 24th 1941, the HMS Hood was sunk and with 1,418 souls on board, a staggering and scarcely believable[...]
American Volunteer Group squadron flight leader Robert 'R. T (“for tadpole”) Smith standing next to his P-40 Warhawk fighter, Kunming, China, 23 May 1942.
Smith resigned his commission as a second lieutenant in 1941 in order to join Colonel [...]
I recently watched the documentary, Spitfire, and of course, I just had to build one. While the early models are “the classics” I favor the later Griffon powered Spits, so I chose the 1/48, Airfix Mk.22/24. While simultaneously workin[...]
This is a1/72 Airfix Spitfire MK I that I finished today. Painted with MRP paints. Added a resin dorsal position light, Eduard seatbelts, drilled out exhaust and added antenna wire with Uschi superfine thread. Markings are from Iliad Desgin and [...]
Another Spitfire!! This time it's a Mk. Vc as flown in Malts by Wing Commander Peter Prosser Hanks DFC, who commanded the Luqa Spitfire Wing. BR498 was delivered via HMS Furious on 17th August 1942 & unusually, was not fitted with a tropical[...]
This is my first post here, so I guess ill introduce myself first.
I am software developer from South Africa, I started this great hobby about 3 years ago. I like building anything from aviation to sci-fi but I really love 72nd scale plane[...]
Eduard kit, thanks for looking,
Edit: too few words.
I've been making models since the late 70's. I've built so many kits that that need filler or modification, that in 2019, I'd never thought I'd have the range and choice of fantastic kits[...]
This model is assembled in the New Year holidays. Easy assembly out of the box. I just added the seat belts to the pilot's seat and made a rivet imitation along the jointing lines. Kokkardy made-up through a stencil.
Very nice in t[...]
The new Spit Mk. I from Tamiya. External parts: XTRADECAL, Eduard Spit Mk.IX elevators, Uschi v.d. Rosten antenna wire and Eduard exhausts.
The RAF Dark Earth is way too light, I know, but that was my deliberate decision. The wiring is wrong. Th[...]
1/48 scale Airfix Supermarine spitfire mkvb, this is a double set with a Messerschmitt 109 Bf 109E titled dogfight doubles, the Spitfire is going to be painted in North Africa (Malta) camouflage
I recently bought an airbrush which I am using f[...]