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 →

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 →

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