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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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 →

Monogram 1:48 F-84F

French Air Force (Armee de l'Air), 201 Fighter Squadron (Ramat David) Build Date: 2004 French F-84F in Suez Canal Crisis - Historical Background The Suez Canal was opened in 1869, having been financed by France and the Egyptian government. Later, the Egyptian government's share was bought by the British; British banks and business held a... Continue Reading →

Academy 1:48 Su-27S

  Build Date:  June 11, 2018, Finished August 13, 2018. On this post, I am building the old Academy 1:48 Su-27 Flanker B, Kit# 2131, issued around 1995.  This kit was used by Eduard as the bases for their Limited Edition multi-media high tech Kit Number 1167.   Since then Hobby Boss had issued a brand... Continue Reading →

Kitty Hawk 1:48 PLA Su-35

Build Date:  Start Feb 13, 2018, Finished June 5, 2018.  The Chinese military confirmed that it took first delivery of four Su-35 in late 2017.   In anticipation of this, Kitty Hawk issued an update to their Su-35E kit in October which has decals specifically for the PLA's Su-35. The kit comes in nine part trees... Continue Reading →

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