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 →

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 →

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 →

Kinetic 1:48 Harrier TAV-8S

Build Date: Nov. 12 Start, Finished Dec 10, 2017 The full build article for this model can be found in the April 2018 edition of the Tamiya Model Magazine International (TMMI) Issue 270. I received this new kit from Raymond of Kinetic/Lucky Model while I was in Hong Kong in November 2017.    I am... Continue Reading →

Monogram F-15C

Build Date: October 12, 2002. F-15C of  1st FS, 325th FW at Tyndall AFB. This model was built from the 1:48 Monogram F-15A kit (Kit No. 5801).  The kit, without any modifications will produce an early F-15A.   The kit is typical of the old molds from Monogram. When this kit was released around 1984 it... Continue Reading →

Hasegawa F-4F

1:48 German Luftwaffe F-4F Built Date: 1991, Repainted around 1998 German Luftwaffe F-4F Training in CFB Goosebay, Labrador, Canada This is a Hasegawa F-4F model I build back in 1991.  At that time I did not have enough skills and information to do the Norm 81 paint scheme.   Hence, I just painted it in the... Continue Reading →

Monogram 1:48 F-102 Delta Dagger

Built Date: June, 2008 496 Fighter Interceptor Squadron, Hahn Airbase, Germany. 1961 This model was featured in the September 2009 issue of FineScale Modeler . Refer to this magazine for the full build article. For any serious century series aircraft collection, you got to have the “Deuce”. Monogram F-102A Delta Dagger Kit No. 5518 is... Continue Reading →

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