For those P-47 fans out there, the HUN HUNTER name may ring a bell. Some of the best color film footage of P-47s in combat is from a film named "Thunderbolt" filmed in 1944 but not released until 1947, ( there were many technical [...]
Bill Koppos has already done an excellent review of the kit on this site, to which I have little to add. I totally agreed with all his points about the strengths and weaknesses of what I thought was essentially a very good kit.
The only [...]
The Avro Vulcan was a quad engined delta wing tail-less jet nuclear bomber designed for the RAF. It was part of the trio of bombers that made up the UK's V-Force (V for Vengeance) as part of the UK's nuclear strike force. The Vulcan [...]
The Syrian Air Force had several variants of the Flogger in service. Conveniently I chose The Mig-23ML model of which one landed in Israel and was well photographed.
Trumpeter's 1/48th scale model is challenging. The difficulties in the [...]
Here is my Trumpeter, 1/72, F-100D Super Sabre.
An excellent kit:
Construction is easy, parts fit is excellent - no putty is required at any stage and the the details are absolutely reasonable for such a scale.
To the model I [...]
A nice and easy to build model. The highlight of the model is the engine exhaust area with the colorful burnt metal patterns. No fancy metallizers there, just a touch of diluted colors over darkened silver paint.
After over 30 years, I finally have a good 1/700 HMS Hood. The ship has always been one of my favorites, and I've held a spot at the top of the display case for her for a long time.
I had (and still have) the 1/600 Airfix and 1/400 [...]
Allison, a Division of General Motors, began developing the ethylene glycol-cooled V-1710 in 1929, in order to meet a USAAC need for a modern 1,000 hp (750 kW) engine to fit into a new generation of streamlined bombers and fighters. The [...]
This turned out to be a very pleasant and easy build. The actual aircraft had the black very crudely brush painted with areas of the original camo showing through especially on the wings. I, however, was not prepared to try and replicate [...]