1:48 Monogram Do-335A Nachtjager

What If -  Luft '46 Do-335 Nachtjager, NJG-1 Build Date: August 18, 2019, Finished XXX, 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.   Dornier... Continue Reading →

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Academy 1:48 CH/HH 46D Seaknight

Build by: Ricky (Helo) Wong Build Date: September 21, 2019 US NAVY Helicopter Transport Squadron HC-11 Ricky (Helo) Wong, is an avid helicopter/aircraft/armour/diorama/figures modeller.   His well-versed skills in all these areas of scale modelling are brought to bear this time on the Academy 1:48 CH-64D kit which was released sometime back in 2005. Of particular... Continue Reading →

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Hasegawa 1:48 SH-3H Seaking

US NAVY SH-3H Seaking, CVW-5 HS-12, Wyverns Build Date:  Start July 14, 2019, Finished September 20 2019. SH-3H Seaking in the Cold War In the late 70s and 80s, the Soviet Union invested heavily in their attack submarine program to catch up with the US submarine technologies.  The result was the new Delta and Victor... Continue Reading →

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1:48 SB2C-4 Helldiver

Monogram Pro Modeler 1:48 SB2C-4 Curtiss Helldiver Bomber Squadron VB-12 aboard USS Randolph (CV-15), 1945. Build Date:  Start May 13, 2019, Finished July 13, 2019.  SB2C-4 Helldiver  The Curtiss SB2C Helldiver was intended to be an advanced and better dive bomber to replace the ageing SBD Dauntless in November 1943.   After the war in the Pacific... Continue Reading →

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Revell 1:32 Hunter F. Mk.6

Build Date: Start April 8 2019, Finish May 10, 2019 Hawker Hunter The Hawker Hunter, along with the Hawker Sea Fury, Gloster Javelin formed the basis of British military aviation excellence during the early Cold War period in Europe.  The Hunter's design is conventional with a swept wing.  This design limits it to 1171 km/hr... Continue Reading →

Tamiya 1:32 F-4C Phantom

Build Date:  Start Jan 24, 2018. Col. Robin Olds, 433 FS, Satan's Angels, Ubon, Thailand, 1967. This is a kit my best friend, Ricky, gave me.  Thank you, Ricky!  I'd try my best to do this kit justice.  For this model, I will be replicating Col. Robin Olds' personal aircraft as shown above. This Tamiya 1:32... Continue Reading →

Monogram 1:48 TBD Devastator

Devastator 5-T-7 (Section Leader) from VT-5 assigned to the USS Yorktown (CV-5). Build Date: May 2005. This is one of my favourite amongst my models.   This model along with my Monogram A-10 marked the period when my scale modelling techniques improved to a point where I felt I was able to compete with the best... Continue Reading →

AMT/ERTL 1:48 S-3A Viking

Build Date: Start Sept 10, 2018, Finish January 8, 2019. S-3 Viking  The Lockheed S-3 Viking was the most versatile aircraft in the US NAVY.   The S-3A was initially designed for anti-submarine warfare (ASW).   It entered service in 1975 to replace the ageing piston engine powered Grumman S-2 Tracker. (Italeri and Kinetics produced several 1:48 S-2... Continue Reading →

Model Shop: Ji Xin Model, Taipei

Location: No. 60號, Nanning Road, Wanhua District, Taipei City I am in Taipei on the last leg of my trek through this area of Asia.   This is my first time here and I like Taipei very much.  The people here are polite and welcoming.  It is much like Hong Kong where this modern city has... Continue Reading →

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