Hasegawa 1:48 Macchi C.202 Folgore

Built by:  Wayne Hui. Build Date: Start July 6, 2020, Finish July 24, 2020. Although I love travelling in Italy and I cook Italian several times a month, I have never built a model of an Italian subject before.  The aircrafts of the Regia Aeronautica Italiana just never caught my attention.   I guess it might... Continue Reading →

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Airfix 1:48 Spitfire F.Mk. 24

Spitfire F. Mk. 24, RAF Sqn. No. 80, Based at RAF Kai Tak, Hong Kong, 1950 Built by: Wayne Hui. Built Date: Start June 6, 2020; Finished June 22, 2020. When I left Hong Kong for Canada as a boy in February 1972, I flew out of Kai Tak Airport.   That was the first time... Continue Reading →

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Tamiya 1:48 Mosquito FB. Mk.VI

RCAF No. 418, W/C Bannock's 'Hairless Joe'. Build by:  Wayne Hui Build Started, April 17, 2020, Finished June 4, 2020 During WWII, scarcity of strategic materials such as metals, rubber, oil, lubricant, etc., forced Engineers to be creative to find alternative means to keep armament production unabated.  In an age of all-metal fighter/bomber aircraft, aircraft... Continue Reading →

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Tamiya 1:48 Dewoitine D.520

Personal aircraft of French Ace Capt. Pierre Le Gloan - Dewoitine D.520, GC III/6, 5th Squadron.   Built by:  Wayne Hui. Build date:  Start May 12, Finished May 22, 2020. D.520 of Capt Pierre Le Gloan The French Dewoitine D.520 is not a well known aeroplane of the World War II-era largely because its use was... Continue Reading →

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Kitty Hawk 1:48 Jaguar GR.3

SEPECAT Jaguar GR.3, 54 Sqn Build by:  Wayne Hui Build Date: March 23, 2020, Finish April 16, 2020. Next project on my slab is the Kitty Hawk 1:48 SEPECAT Jaguar GR1./GR.3 kit.  This kit, released in 2013, has been blasted by some folks due to its poor quality.  It appears to be justified as this... Continue Reading →

Tamiya 1:48 F4F-4 Wildcat

F4F-4, VF-22, USS Independence, April 1943 Built by:  Wayne Hui. Built Start: March 10, Finished: March 19, 2020. Continuing with the US Navy - Midway theme, I am building the Tamiya 1:48 F4F-4 Wildcat.  It was too bad in the Midway movie it did not show any of the Wildcat fighters supporting the SBD dive-bombers... Continue Reading →

Hasegawa 1:48 SBD-3 Dauntless

SBD-3, VB-6, USS Enterprise,  LT Richard H. Best & ACRM(PA) James F. Murray, Midway, June 4, 1942 Build by: Wayne Hui Build Start Feb 24, 2020, Finish March 7, 2020 A lot of times, my decision on which model kit to build is entirely dependent on my mood or an inspired moment.  After seeing the... Continue Reading →

Zoukei-Mura 1:48 J7W1 Shin Den

Build by:  Wayne Hui Started Jan 1, 2020, finished, Jan 28, 2020 The Kyushu J7W1 Shin Den is the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) last desperate hope for a superior short-range,  land-based interceptor to intercept the B-29 Superfortress at high altitude. Initiated early in 1943, the IJN had doubts about the canard design.  Hence, Kyushu developed... Continue Reading →

Monogram 1:48 B-17G Flying Fortress

B-17G, 'Hikin For Home', of 91st Bomb Group, 322 Bomb Squadron, Bassingbourn, England.   Build by: Wayne Hui Build Date: Start October 19, 2019, Finished xxxx Monogram Kit At the time when I write this article, Monogram is the only choice for a B-17 in 48th scale.  That is until now.   I read that by October... Continue Reading →

1:48 Monogram Do-335A Nachtjager

What If -  Luft '46 Do-335A Nachtjager, NJG-1 Build Date: August 18, 2019, Finished Oct 24, 2019. History of Do-335 In 1942, the Reichsluftfahrtministerium (RLM) issued a specification and invitation for tender for a twin-engine Schnellbomber (fighter-bomber) capable of carrying a 500 kg bomb at speeds of 750 km/h over a range of 2000 km. ... Continue Reading →

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