Typical of Revell Germany kits, good instructions with fairly straight forward parts assembly. A level 5 & 7 hours is what it is. I enjoyed the process & decided to pass on the "rigging" issue. Might revisit it when I get the "right wire[...]
The Erickson Aircraft Collection Museum is located at the Madras Airport, a 45 minute drive north of Bend, Oregon on Hwy 26 near the intersection of Hwy 97N. The collection was originally founded by Jack Erickson of sky crane and aerial firefigh[...]
I have always love the Stearman and all of it's different schemes and variants. For many years I have been frustrated due to the lack of modern quality kits of this fabulous bird in my favorite build scale of 1/48, or even 1/32. Then to the su[...]
Too long; didn’t read summary: I no longer think I can find satisfaction in quick builds. They can be either quick or satisfying. Never both. Your mileage may vary.
Quick build ( • /kwik bild/)
A box of sprues you grab, glue and paint over the[...]
Here's my just finished Stearman PT-17, a 1/48 scale Revell kit I built 'out of the box'. It is the smallest model I've built. the kit goes together real well, maybe it should be part of Revell's "Pro-Modeller' series. Maybe if they just added a[...]
Happy new year all. Here us my first for 2016.
I loved every minute of this build. Went together like a dream, my wife picked the colour scheme, and I got through it with no problems at all.
If you have not done one and want to, get one. [...]
Built in the 1930s, this aircraft became the primary trainer for the military to train pilots for WWII.
This new kit from Revell is a fun build, and is easy on your wallet compared to most new kits today. The Lindberg kit was the only kit of thi[...]
The Stearman (Boeing) Model 75 is a biplane used as a military trainer aircraft, of which at least 8,584 were built in the United States during the 1930s and 1940s. Stearman Aircraft became a subsidiary of Boeing in 1934. Widely known as the [...]
Hello all: First of all, many thanks to Jim Sullivan for enhancing the photos you see here.
I just completed this build. What a beautiful model. I wrapped it up in less than 2 weeks. I added lap belts from Eduard. The model is rigged using[...]
As winter turns into spring (sort of) here in Washington, it is time for our Stearman's annual inspection. Good thing that way we know it will be safe for a sunny season of flying. Since all the access panels are removed I thought I would tak[...]