Trumpeter's 1/24th scale Spitfire MkV was an interesting build. Out of the box, there's lots wrong but thankfully Grey Matter provide replacement stabilisers (the kit's are moulded fabric-covered), new exhausts and a new seat (but you have the m[...]
1/72 Eduard, built for the teeth and fangs GB, more details and pic's there, the subject of this model was flown by W/C Robert Henry Maxwell "Bobby" Gibbes, DSO, DFC and bar.
I just finished another Spitfire to add to my collection. This time it’s the Airfix 1/72 Mk. Vb in the colors of Don Gentile’s aircraft. I believe the molds for this are from the mid 70’s and while there is a lack of detail (as in no wheel bay d[...]
So, second of two Eduard's Spitfire MkI. This time first operetional in use. 19th Squadron 1938.
Got a belated Xmas gift from Grandkid Ezra yesterday. It a kinda non-official Lego kit and good for ages 5+. The decals are stickers and as I later found out, they have the sticking power of a frightened limpet to a rock. A quick check shows the[...]
My First Tamiya kit. Figured my skill level was progressing enough to do it justice.
Level of detail for 1/72 blows me away. Really challenges the extremes of my psychomotor skills painting all the tiny cockpit items. Tried to paint every [...]
This plane was one a batch of MkI B's converted to a Mk V by inserting a Merlin 45 engine. The actual plane ended up on the bottom of the English Channel courtesy of of Bf 109F on June 22 1941. This model was done 10 years ago and I decide[...]
That Tempest II in July is nice. Hopefully the S.199 will be in 1/48 first. 4-cannon Fw-190A-5 is also interesting, as is the Spitfire V in the fall. I like the Fw-190F-8.
Doing 109Es with the Special Hobby kit is great - that is absolutely t[...]
My 16th and final completed kit of 2020 is this conversion of an Eduard Spitfire Mk. I to a Mk. II. I used EagleCals decals, and an Ultracast Rotol prop and Coffman starter for this easy conversion. The markings are for Bill Dunn, the first Eag[...]
When I started going to model shows with my modeling guru Archaeo Bob, prior to restarting the hobby, I picked up a lot of $5 specials from the vendor tables. Came to realize you definitely get what you pay for when it came to actually building[...]